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Pakistan suffering from ‘confidence crisis’: Arthur

Mickey Arthur said that there is fear of failure in the Pakistan dressing room

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Kamran Akmal is upset that he has been excluded from the national team

Kamran Akmal last played a one-day international in 2017 against Zimbabwe in Bulawayo

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Pakistan’s catching rate has improved since 2017

Head coach Mickey Arthur had vowed to improve the fielding standards of Pakistan since taking charge in May 2016

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Akmal, Shehzad excluded from Pakistan’s World Cup 2019 training plan

Pakistan has excluded Umar Akmal and Ahmed Shehzad for its training plan for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

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Arthur advises Azhar Ali, Asad Shafiq to play English county

Head coach of Pakistan cricket team Mickey Arthur has advised batsmen Azhar Ali and Asad Shafiq to play county cricket in England. “We’re hoping to get Azhar and Asad to play some county cricket,” Arthur said in an interview. “There is a little bit of interest at the moment, for a short period of time.”…

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Pakistan’s Arthur ready to dish out ‘hidings’ after England defeat

Pakistan will have some tough discussions after their crushing defeat by England in the second test at Headingley on Sunday, head coach Mickey Arthur has said. Pakistan started the two-match test series with a commanding win over England at Lord’s but the hosts dismantled Arthur’sside in the second test, winning by an innings and 55…

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Arthur criticizes Pakistan for scoring ‘substandard’ first innings total

Head coach of Pakistan cricket team Mickey Arthur said that his were paying the price for posting a “substandard” first-innings score in the Headingley Test match against England. Arthur urged his side to play the way they did in the Lord’s Test during an interview. “If you win the toss and bat, you’ve got to…

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Arthur works on Pakistan’s batting, bowling flaws ahead of Northamptonshire clash

A day before Pakistan take on Northamptonshire during their England-Ireland tour 2018, coach Mickey Arthur grappled with the squad’s batting and bowling flaws in the net practice session.  There’s a lot on coach Mickey Arthur’s plate after Pakistan’s first Side match against Kent did not go well. Neither did Pakistan’s batting work neither did the…

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Arthur eager for Pakistan to resume full home schedule

CANTERBURY: Nine years on from the armed attack on the Sri Lanka team bus in Lahore, Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur says he hopes “we’re really close” to the world’s leading teams touring there again. International cricket in Pakistan was effectively suspended for several years after the 2009 attack. Zimbabwe, however, played several limited-overs fixtures in…

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Pakistani cricketers must maintain fitness or risk being fined

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketers must maintain their fitness or they will be fined. The national team’s coach, chief selector and captain are on the same page on the decision.  Players who took part in the PSL and domestic cricket will be tested for fitness. The fitness tests will be taken on April 9 and 10. Captain…

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No selection of Kamran Akmal till his fielding improves: Mickey Arthur

KARACHI: Head coach Mickey Arthur has said that Kamran Akmal will not be selected unless his fielding improves. Talking to media in Karachi, the coach said that Kamran Akmal cannot field and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is playing as the wicket keeper. “We gave Kamran a go in West Indies last year and he didn’t perform…

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Pakistan cricket coach slams ‘boorish’ Australia players

SYDNEY: Former coach Mickey Arthur Thursday slammed Australia’s players as “boorish and arrogant” and accused them and governing body Cricket Australia of being unwilling to improve the culture within the game. The South African, the first foreigner to hold the post, was sacked on the eve of the Ashes series in 2013 and replaced by…

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Reactions after defeat: Mark the difference

How to calibrate your reaction once you have been soundly defeated and whitewashed by your rivals? Know answer to this question from Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur who laughed away the shameful defeat. He behaved as though his team lifted the cup. In contrast, Indian skipper Virat Kohli behaved in absolutely different manner after his…

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Pakistan name squad for warm-up game against New Zealand

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan cricket head coach Mickey Arthur feels that players have acclimatized well with the conditions in New Zealand, before the team kicks off its tour with a 50-over warm-up match against New Zealand XI in Nelson on Wednesday. A day before Pakistan’s practice match, Arthur said the team is looking forward to the game…

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Australia coach Lehmann to step down in 2019

SYDNEY: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview aired Monday. Lehmann outlined his plans to Fox Sports, declaring the English summer season in 18 months will be his last hurrah. Australia will seek to defend…

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Chandimal lauds Pakistan destroyer Herath

Sri Lankan skipper Dinesh Chandimal showered praise on veteran spinner Rangana Herath who sparked his team to a nail-biting 21-run win over Pakistan in the first Test in Abu Dhabi on Monday. The 39-year-old left-armer grabbed six for 43 — taking 11 wickets in the match — as Pakistan slumped to 114 all out chasing…

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Video: Pakistan eyeing series win against World XI

Pakistan will be heading into the first Twenty20 match of the Independence Cup against World XI on Tuesday (tomorrow) with all guns blazing.

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I was snubbed under Mickey Arthur’s conspiracy: Umar Akmal

LAHORE: Pakistani cricketer Umar Akmal has said that he was snubbed from the national team under a conspiracy hatched by Mickey Arthur. In a series of tweets, Akmal stated that he will issue a public apology to the entire nation if Mushtaq Ahmed and Inzamam-ul-Haq, while swearing by the Holy Quran, say that head coach…

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PCB issues show-cause notice to Umar Akmal

LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) has issued a show-cause notice to cricketer Umar Akmal over the press conference against head coach Mickey Arthur. The cricket board has given Akmal seven days to file a reply on the matter. The PCB has issued a show-cause notice to Umar Akmal on breaching code of conduct . The…

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Video: Umar Akmal furious at Arthur snub

Umar Akmal might have been out of the national side for a while, but he stormed back into the headlines on Wednesday with an explosive press conference in Lahore, with the target of his ire no less than head coach Mickey Arthur. Akmal alleged that Arthur used abusive language against him and barred him from…

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PCB to issue show-cause notice to Umar Akmal after media outburst

LAHORE: Shortly after Umar Akmal’s latest outburst against Coach Mickey Arthur, Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced that it would serve the middle-order batsman with a show-cause notice.  The PCB’s response came minutes after Akmal accused coach Mickey Arthur of verbally abusing him in front of Chief Selector Inzamam-ul-Haq and senior players. Akmal lamented that senior…

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