Pakistan’s recent lackluster displays against Australia has attracted backlash as many believe that it was a wrong time for experimentation as the morale of the players would get dented. However, coach Mickey Arthur has come forward to address the criticism as he reiterated the notion of resting players because of continuous cricket.
The 50-year old believes that testing the bench strength before the World Cup isn’t a risky affair as it would help them finalize their squad for the all-important mega-event. Moreover, the Johannesburg born added that the return of the high-profile players would bolster their squad as the boys in green are aiming to win their second 50-over global title.
“We represent 210 million people and this is so important for us. Myself, Inzi (Inzamam-ul-Haq) and the selection panel have a plan in place which is to have our core group of 15 ready and firing to win the World Cup for Pakistan,” said by an optimistic Mickey Arthur.