The Pakistan cricket team had a reasonable outing in the ICC World Cup 2019. Head coach Mickey Arthur joined Pakistan cricket team in 2016 and since then it has been a roller coaster ride for the men in green. Apart from Champions Trophy 2017 triumph, Pakistan cricket team’s performance was not up to the mark.
However, Mickey Arthur has asked for an extension of two years during the cricket committee meeting. Here in this article, we would like to share some reasons as to why Mickey Arthur should be granted the extension.
Since 2016, the boys in green have been playing under the same coach and it’s been two years since Mickey has seen many ups and downs with this team.
The boys looked united in the ICC World Cup 2019 and Mickey Arthur also seemed quite satisfied with the performance of Pakistan.
Also, most of the players in the team have grown under the wings of the same head coach and we believe that Mickey can take the best out of this current lot.
Mickey Arthur has also inducted the culture of physical fitness among the new generation of Pakistan cricketers. Soon after his appointment, Mickey ruled out few players who were having fitness issues and they hardly made a comeback after that.
Mickey Arthur shares a very strong professional relationship with Sarfraz Ahmed and he has been defending the captain on many fronts which shows Mickey’s trust in Sarfraz’s abilities.
Sarfraz Ahmed also looks quite happy under the head coach as he believes the process of building a great team started under Mickey Arthur and they would need at least two more years to make that happen.
Now it’s completely up to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to either continue with Mickey Arthur or to appoint a new head coach at a time when two major ICC tournaments are coming up in the next two years. We believe they won’t take that risk and PCB would like to continue with the current setup, at least for a year more.