Former Pak bowler Aqib Javed unfazed by Pak`s practice match loss to England

Updated: Sep 20, 2012, 19:11 PM IST

Islamabad: Former Pakistan bowler and bowling coach Aqib Javed has said losing a practice match to England before kick starting their Twenty20 World Cup campaign is of little importance and the team could take lots of positives from the two practice matches.

"There’s nothing to worry about as these fixtures aren’t serious. The positive thing is that the team showed its strength against India. The bowling against England was also impressive,`` the Express Tribune quoted Javed, as saying.

However, Javed was of the view that captain Mohammad Hafeez, who bowls off spin, should open the bowling attack.

"Hafeez must be brave and bowl with the new ball. Pakistan will play most of their matches in Pallekelle which has lively pitches. Hafeez must open the attack otherwise the team could face trouble," Javed said.