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Pakistan head coach Waqar Younis has announced that he is “hoping for something good to happen” in the upcoming Test series against Australia, which gets underway on October 22 in Dubai.
Younis’ comments come after the national team were whitewashed 3-0 in the recently concluded ODI series.
“I am hoping for something good to happen in the Tests,” he said. “It’s a different ball game and we have experience back in the side with Younis Khan and Azhar Ali, so I am hoping that we start delivering now.”
Pakistan’s last Test victory against Australia came in 1994 and since then, they have lost 13 Tests in a row against the Baggy Greens.
However, Younis admitted that Pakistan will find it tough to cope without spinner Saeed Ajmal, who was recently banned from bowling after his action was found to be illegal by the International Cricket Council (ICC).
“It’s going to be hard and it’s going to take a little time,” he said. “It’s a big hole when Ajmal is not there when you are playing on slow and dry pitches here.”