LEICESTER (England) (AFP) Pakistan coach Waqar Younis backed Mohammad Asif to come good in his sides upcoming six Tests despite the pace bowlers unpromising start to the tour of England. Asif, who didnt feature in Pakistans two Twenty20 wins over Australia at Edgbaston in Birmingham, central England, earlier this week, is set to lead the attack in the opening Test against the Aussies at Lords starting on Tuesday. That will be the first of a scheduled six Tests - two against Australia and four against England - which Pakistan are set to play within seven weeks. Pakistan have just a lone two-day game, against Leicestershire, before they turn up at Lords and Thursdays first day saw Asif bowl a wicketless 17 overs for 54 runs as the county side reached 277 for six by stumps at Grace Road. However, fast bowling great Waqar said Asifs figures, which came after four spells, were unimportant in the context of the tour as a whole. We did not want to put too much stress on any one individual, Waqar explained. We wanted short spells from him. He has played quite a bit of cricket recently and has just had a couple of weeks rest. He looks fresh. The pitch was slow and did not suit him. You cant judge someone on that pitch. But hes our premier bowler and I am really trusting him. I feel hes ready and he will be fine for the Australian game. Tanvir Ahmed, another of Pakistans seamers, went off midway through his 14th over having previously taken two wickets. But Waqar, whose side are playing Australia in England because the security situation back home means major nations will not currently tour Pakistan following last years armed attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore, said the injury was nothing serious. Tanvir had cramp, that was all. He only arrived in this country on Wednesday night so he was suffering a bit of jet lag and such. But there is no problem. The wicket was not conducive to what we were really looking for but we got in a fair amount of bowling on the day and thats what we needed. If we can bat for 90 overs it will be good but we do not have a lot of time before that first Test.