LONDON:-Gary Ballance has confirmed he is fit and ready to take on Pakistan in the first Test at Lord's Thursday, after overcoming a minor groin injury that caused him to miss Yorkshire's T20 Blast fixture against Derbyshire on Sunday. "It was just a precaution with Yorkshire having so much cricket in the last few months," Ballance told ESPNcricinfo. "I thought it best to rest it up with a Test coming up now. But I'm absolutely fine now, I'm ready to go."–Agencies