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Adam Mountford | 22:09 UK time, Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Just 10 days after England were crowned ICC World Twenty20 champions for the first time, the team and Test Match Special return to Test action this Thursday with the opening match of the summer at Lord's.

Bangladesh are England's first opponents and they'll be hoping to provide the same stubborn resistance they displayed during England's recent tour there. It's good news for the series that their exciting "wunderkind" Tamim Iqbal looks like he is going to play through the pain barrier and open the batting at Lord's even though he's been struggling with a wrist injury.

Meanwhile, their talented captain Shakib Al Hasan will lead his team out despite recently suffering from chicken pox. I suspect few of his team-mates will be volunteering to join him in a pre-match huddle.

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