Addressing a press conference, hours after returning from London, the wicketkeeper-batsman Sarfaraz Ahmed said the team did not fare poorly and was close to making the knockout stage.
Pakistan skipper, who has refused to apologize to the public for not reaching the semis, believes that he can take his young team to the "next level".
"I know these players very well now. Most of them are young and if we learn from our mistakes in the World Cup, I can take this team to the next level, especially with the World T20 Cup coming up next year in Australia," the Pakistan captain asserted.
Pakistan entered the mega-event as 6th placed team in the ICC ODI rankings and finished their World Cup at fifth spot in the rankings while they remain on the first position in the T20I rankings.