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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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Head coach Mickey Arthur called me names: Umar Akmal

LAHORE: Pakistan’s middle-order batsman Umar Akmal who was overlooked for selection due to fitness issues, has alleged that he was verbally abused by the team’s South African coach Mickey Arthur. “Mickey Arthur uttered offensive words against me in front of senior players. I have come here to register a formal complaint against the coaching staff,”…

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Batting dept getting better each day: Mickey Arthur

LAHORE: Head Coach of Pakistan cricket team Mickey Arthur has said that batting is getting better each day, Samaa reported. Speaking to media on Thursday, Arthur stated that the batting has started to really step up and he was impressed with the younger players. He added that it was an area in which improvement is…

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Video: Mickey Arthur works on improving players’ fitness

A rigorous training camp was held in Lahore in which head coach Mickey Arthur gave special attention to increase the fitness level of players.

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Arthur confident India ‘aberration’ behind Pakistan

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur is confident his side’s group-stage “aberration” against title-holders India will have no bearing when they face their arch-rivals again in Sunday’s Champions Trophy final at the Oval. When the Asian giants met in their tournament opener at Edgbaston on June 4, India thrashed Pakistan by 124 runs. Arthur, a former coach…

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Pakistan’s Amir fit for Champions Trophy final

Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir will play in the Champions Trophy final against arch-rivals India, coach Mickey Arthur said Saturday. Asked by AFP at the Oval if Amir was fit and would play in Sunday’s showpiece clash at the London ground, Arthur replied: “He’s fit to play, and he will play.” The 25-year-old left-armer missed…

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Champions Trophy: Pakistan to take on England in first semi today

CARDIFF: Pakistan may be the underdogs heading into a Champions Trophy semi-final with England in Cardiff on Wednesday, but coach Mickey Arthur believes their “best game” could see his side cause a major upset. England were the only team to exit the group stage unbeaten, having won all three of their matches. Pakistan, by contrast,…

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We need to go one step further and never be satisfied: Arthur tells Pakistan

CARDIFF: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur has insisted his side will not settle for simply reaching a Champions Trophy semi-final against England as he urged them to go “one step further”. Arthur’s men were the lowest-ranked side when this tournament featuring the world’s top eight one-day international (ODI) teams got underway. And their fans could have…

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Pakistan ready for a big game: Arthur

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur insisted his side were “completely calm” ahead of their Champions Trophy opener against arch-rivals India — the latest edition of world cricket’s highest profile fixture. A sell-out crowd is expected at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham — a city with one of the largest Asian populations in Britain…

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It’s Do or Die for Pakistan!

By:Omair Alavi Pakistan went into the Test series against the West Indies as clear favorites but the tables have turned. Now before the third and final Test between the two teams, the series is poised at 1-1 with the hosts looking favourites despite not having big names in their ranks. On the other hand, the…

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WATCH: Mickey Arthur concerned over Pakistan’s approach

Pakistan’s head coach Mickey Arthur has expressed concerns over his team’s approach to the game despite winning the Twenty20 and one-day series against West Indies.

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Pakistan kick off practice sessions for Windies tour

BARBADOS: Pakistan cricket team has started practise sessions for the upcoming tour of the West Indies starting from 26th March at Barbados. Pakistan will play four Twenty20 internationals, three one-day internationals and three test matches in the tour of West Indies. The training sessions was supervised by Head Coach Mickey Arthur of Pakistan cricket team….

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Video: Sarfaraz, Mickey explain why Pakistan win WI series

Pakistan ODI captain Sarfraz Ahmed and coach Mickey Arthur say that winning  the upcoming one-day series against West Indies was crucial to directly qualify for the next ICC World Cup. Watch what more they have to tell about the Caribbean tour.

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