Danish Kaneria plans to make it high season for spinners starting in the first Test match at Lord's tomorrow.
The Pakistan leg-spinner says it will be a dream come true to face England at the traditional home of the sport and at a point in the summer when the dry weather encourages slow bowlers.
Kaneria, who has enjoyed considerable success with Essex, hopes to expose a perceived English weakness against spin and go some way to emulating Shane Warne's feat of 40 wickets in last summer's Ashes series.
"Lord's has something special because cricket was born in England and this is a ground where people make their name," Kaneria, aged 25, said. "Everyone remembers a special performance at Lord's more than anywhere.
"I've dreamed about it for years and now it's about to happen: a Test match at Lord's and an opportunity to make my name at the historic ground."
Kaneria was in the squad for the three-match one-day series here three years ago. He said: "I remember sitting there in the dressing-room and hoping that next time I would be playing. Lord's is a ground every cricketer wishes to perform at, the whole Lord's experience is wonderful and I would love to do well for my country and be on the winning side."
Kaneria is expected to play a major role in the series. Muttiah Muralitharan took 24 wickets for Sri Lanka in the drawn three-match Test series and Kaneria, having taken 156 in 36 Tests, is confident he can have a similar impact.
He said: "People have said the ECB scheduled Sri Lanka in the early part of the summer so their batsmen did not have to face Murali in the drier conditions.
"I don't know if that is true but all I can say is I will try my best and if it is my day and if the ball comes out well I know I can cause problems.
"We know England will be a tough challenge on home soil. Kevin Pietersen is playing very well and I noticed he played Muralitharan the best of the England batsmen by being aggressive and he will be a dangerous player to us. He will look to attack me so it will be a good contest."
Both countries have been depleted by injury since Pakistan won 2-0 at home last winter. "England will want to take revenge," said Kaneria, who took four-wicket hauls in the second innings of both wins. "They have not been performing as well as they can since winning the Ashes so I think they will be very keen to put things right against us. Even with their injuries they will come at us hard but I have every confidence in my team-mates to stand up to whatever they throw at us."
Pakistan, who have called up uncapped left-arm pacer Samiullah Niazi, remain hopeful that fast bowler Mohammad Asif will be fit after he had an injection in his right elbow. Fellow pace-man Mohammad Sami and wicketkeeper Kamran Akmal have been cleared following bumps and bruises incurred against England A.