Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik is confident the return of Inzamam-ul Haq and Mohammad Yousuf will spur Pakistan to victory over South Africa in the second Test.
The key batsmen pulled out of the first Test, which Pakistan went on to lose by 160 runs to go 1-0 down in the two-match series.
Malik said his team would be bolstered by the return of Yousuf and the talismanic Inzamam, who will be playing his last Test after announcing his retirement from Test cricket.
"A big player has returned to the Pakistan team and his return has boosted confidence in the camp," said Malik of Inzamam, who resigned as captain in March following Pakistan's humiliating first-round exit from the World Cup.
"Inzamam is not a distraction but an encouragement," he said.
"Both he and Yousuf will strengthen our middle order and we are determined to give it our best shot as we have learnt from the mistakes of the first Test," said Malik, whose team dropped three crucial catches in Karachi.
Yousuf pulled out of the first Test at the last minute due to lack of match fitness while Inzamam was unavailable.
Malik singled out as a target South Africa's Jacques Kallis, who made a masterly 155 and followed it up with an unbeaten 100 in the second innings in the first Test.
"We need to dismiss Kallis early and we have set a few plans for him," said Malik. "The pitch here has bounce and will help the bowlers."
In contrast, South African captain Graeme Smith is eyeing a first-series win against a major team in the subcontinent since they beat India 2-0 in 2000. The South Africans also beat minnows Bangladesh 2-0 in 2003.
"We have to play positive cricket and our mindset is to win the series 2-0," said Smith.
"We have given ourselves a great chance of winning a series in the subcontinent and it's something we are hungry to achieve. Victory in the first Test was a fantastic confidence booster for us," he said.
Smith said his team was ready for Inzamam, after saying that his return in Lahore could prove a distraction for the home team.
The 37-year-old batsman needs just 20 runs to surpassing Javed Miandad's record of 8,832 runs to become Pakistan's all-time top run scorer in Test cricket.
"We are pretty comfortable. They are class players (Inzamam and Yousuf) but every team these days has world-class players and we are ready to face them," Smith said, noting the Proteas have few injury worries heading into the Test.