Friday May 19, 2017
EDGBASTON: Pakistan Cricket Head Coach Mickey Arthur said on Friday that it is an exciting time for him to rebuilt and restructure the cricket team.
In a video interview released by the PCB, Arthur said: “As much as Misbah and Younis meant to this green team, they were great leaders, for us now in moving forward there are batting positions available and we are hoping that some guys grab these positions and as I said it’s exciting to restructure and rebuilt.”
He further said that the team had a wonderful series in the West Indies, adding that the new players have made their mark.
“Mohammad Abbas had a superb series. Hasan Ali making his test debut. Shadab making his test debut. I guess that’s a sign of the time. A lot of good new talent, players are coming - it’s great for Pakistan cricket. Of course, we have two gaps opening up in the battings as well and that’s up for grabs- this is an exciting time,” the head coach said.
He also said that the Team Pakistan have worked really hard for the one-day matches and the team played a modern brand of cricket in the West Indies.
“I thought we played well and we played the brand of cricket we wanted to play. We worked on our dot-ball percentages, we worked on our yorkers, we worked on our things that are important for us in this Champions trophy.”
Arthur remarked that fielding and fitness are of utmost importance to him.
“Fitness, fielding is of paramount importance. Good fielding gives us a chance for better batting and bowling."