Last Update on: September 8th, 2019 at 02:58 pm
Recently updated on September 8th, 2019 at 02:58 pm
Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur is hopeful of getting another stint as Pakistan’s coach even if the team crashes out of the ongoing World Cup. Pakistan is still in contention to make it to the last four of the tournament. However, they will need a favour from New Zealand. If the Kiwis defeat England and then Pakistan beat Bangladesh, then Sarfaraz Ahmed-led side will go through to the last four.
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Meanwhile, Mickey Arthur’s contract will expire after the conclusion of the World Cup. Arthur contract was extended after Pakistan’s triumph of the Champions trophy in 2017. In fact, Arthur has once again shown his interest to stick with the Pakistan Cricket Board.
“I’d love to continue with PCB, there’s no secret as I have said it a million times. I think there’s going to be a review (after the World Cup). I think there’s been some really good work done over time. Yes, we had some disappointing times and it comes and goes with cricket. But I think if it does not happen it will disappointing, but we can look back at the three years knowing we’ve made a significant contribution to Pakistan cricket,” the 51-year-old told Geo.tv during an exclusive interview in London.
Under Mickey Arthur’s tenure as head coach, Pakistan won 10 out of the 28 Test matches they have played. Furthermore, they had a fine streak in the T20I as they won 30 matches out of the 37 games.
In fact, there is no doubt that Arthur’s highest point as Pakistan’s coach was the Champions Trophy’s victory. Arthur’s journey has been like a wave with its highs and lows.
“There have been so many highs and lows,” Pakistan’s head coach added. “I will start with the change in culture. Certainly, there hasn’t been any comfort zone, fitness and fielding culture has changed a lot. Guys are totally more aware on their diet. I think we’ve changed the team a lot,” Arthur added
Pakistan has won four out of the eight matches they have played. However, they have lost three games thus far with one no result. In fact, the Men in Green made an inspiring comeback after their ignominious defeat against India. They have won their last three matches and would like to continue their good form against Bangladesh. Pakistan will take on the Tigers at Lord’s, London on 5th July.