After an early exit from the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament, Pakistan decided to part ways with Mickey Arthur who joined Pakistan in 2016 following the resignation of former Pakistan cricketer Waqar Younis.
Under Mickey, Pakistan experienced both high and low points. However, it is no secret that he brought a fitness regime and remained strict on his principles. The three-year period of Mickey saw Pakistan playing 28 Tests, 68 ODIs and 37 T20Is. In the longest format of the game, the boys in green won only 10 games to secure a winning percentage of 35.71%.
The winning ratio swells to 47.06% for ODIs as Pakistan won 32 of the 68 50-over games. However, the T20Is remained Pakistan’s most prolific format under the coaching of 51-year old. In 37 T20Is, the green team went on to win 30 contests, thus possessing a mind-boggling winning percentage of 81.08.
Becoming the top-ranked Test team for a while and winning ICC Champions Trophy 2017 event are the two major achievements of Mickey Arthur. However, it is clear that Pakistan didn’t deliver as per expectations in Tests and ODIs. Now it remains to be seen who fills the vacant position left by Johannesburg born.