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Even Pakistan had chance to win Test series in Australia: Yousuf

Press Trust of India  |  Karachi 

Former and batting great reckons that even the current team could have beaten in a Test series.

recorded a historic 2-1 series win Down Under, becoming the first sub-continent team to taste such success.

Yousuf said the current Australian team is one of the weakest he has seen but insisted he was not trying to devalue the feat of the Indian team.

"What the Indians have achieved is big and they played well to win the series but it is also a fact that when beat one nil in UAE last Sept-Oct, I was not surprised at all. Such is the strength of this Australian side," Yousuf told

Yousuf said he had no doubt that if Pakistan went to now they would also have good chances of winning a test series for the first time.

"I think and Pakistan compared to Australia are very good sides. in particular has quality batsmen and their bowlers have also learnt the art of in test cricket," he said.

The veteran of 90 tests and 288 One-Day internationals said that Australia for the last two years had struggled to win outside their country and their performance has suffered due to absence of banned and

"The Australians are struggling at the moment. Their batting is not showing quality and because of this their bowlers have also struggled badly," he opined.

Yousuf said until Smith and Warner returned to the Australian side their chances were also bleak.

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 21:00 IST
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