Don't expect miracles from 'below-par' and 'inexperienced' team: Yousuf

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Hobart, Jan.16 (ANI): Disappointed by his teams dismal show in the ongoing Test series against Australia, Pakistan captain Mohammad Yousuf has said that people should stop expecting miracles from his 'below-par' and 'inexperienced' team.

Yousuf said the current squad lacks experience and does not have many world-class performers.

"If you expect something of this side, then maybe that is the wrong expectation. You have to see where we are playing, which team we are playing. You should keep that in mind. Our team doesn't have many world-class players. Most of the batsmen average below 30. Then how can you expect them to come here and beat top teams like Australia," The News quoted Yousuf, as saying.

However, he pointed out that it was not the first time that Pakistan has lost a series Down Under, saying Pakistan has lost by 0-3 margins in Australia with stronger teams with big names like Wasim Akram and Waqar Younis.

Yousuf said that the players were trying hard to come good, which he appreciated.

"Over the years, many teams came here from Pakistan and big players but nobody performed like the way we did here. Obviously we lost the series but at least we came close to winning (in Sydney). We have a young team without any big players but they are trying and I appreciate it," he added. (ANI)

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