Misbah-ul-Haq at Zayed Cricket Stadium on October 12, 2015 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Pakistan captain Misbah-ul-Haq believes the Australian Test team is unsettled and says his Pakistani side has the chance to exploit Australia's weaknesses.

Misbah's side haven't exactly been in form themselves, after recently losing to New Zealand 2-0, for their first series loss against the Kiwis since 1985.

Pakistan's form doesn't seem to worry Misbah however, and instead wants his side to focus on beating Australia.

"Australia is not a settled team, and they have made changes in the last (Test) match (against South Africa)," Misbah said.

"Their new players are familiar with their own conditions, but at the same time when someone comes new into Test matches, you have a chance to exploit it."

Pakistan rose to number one in the ICC's Test rankings earlier this season, but have slipped back down the list after losing their first Test series in more than two years.

"In one series, if your bowlers or batsmen do not perform, you can't say it's not a good team," he said.

"We have been taking 20 wickets (in Test matches) in UAE, and I hope the players have learnt their lessons in New Zealand."

The 42-year-old has retired from limited-overs cricket, but has no plans to quit Test cricket, and believes that as long as Pakistan need him, he'll be there.

"The team's confidence level has come down with the recent performances in New Zealand. I am focusing on the Australian series and raising the level of the team and regaining the confidence of players.

"I have said before, you don't know what happens tomorrow, but I have no fitness problem and hope to play as long as I stay fit. If I felt the team still needs me and I stay fit, I will continue playing."