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Pakistan batsmen aim to warm up for South Africa Tests

Sarfraz’s men open tour with only three-day warm-up game on Wednesday ahead of tough series

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Pakistan bat better outside UAE, claims Arthur

Men in Green prepare for tough South Africa test from December 26

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Arthur tells players to ‘toughen up’ in Test format

He feels team does not capitalize on match winning opportunities

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Shaheen Afridi is likely to make his Test debut against NZ in Abu Dhabi

Afridi says he will do his best If he gets a chance

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Defeat against New Zealand worst of my career, says Pakistan coach Arthur

Says Pakistani batsmen’s shot selection against New Zealand was poor

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No one accepts that we have defeated strong teams: Sarfraz Ahmed

It would be nice to be praised for our victories, he says

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Pakistan ready for ‘dangerous’ Australia, says Arthur

Australia has put up a remarkable fightback

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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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