Published On: Tue, Aug 2nd, 2016

Mickey Arthur wishes for return of “warriors”


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Mickey Arthur, the cricket coach from Pakistan, desires to witness his “warriors” of Lord’s come back for the third Test in opposition to England at Edgbaston.

The visitors succeeded the initial Test at ‘the home of cricket’ by scoring 75 runs, just to glimpse England square the four-match series with a severe 330-run triumph at Old Trafford.

Arthur stated in an interview “We’re going to have to raise our game considerably from Old Trafford – without a doubt,”

He said on Monday “I was really disappointed with our performance at Old Trafford -really disappointed … with the way we lost there,”

The South African further stated about the third Test, which begins at the Birmingham ground on Wednesday, “There are credible losses, and there are losses when you lie down and are steamrollered … Old Trafford further stated, “I told the guys I thought we were warriors at Lord’s. We were completely the opposite at Old Trafford. We’re doing everything we can to get us back on the right track … and I’m 100 percent (sure) we will return the initial ball on Wednesday.

He continued that “We had some good, hard conversations around our performance. So we’ve dissected Manchester, the guys are in good spirits and we’re ready to play again.” He further added that “The overriding feeling is still one of confidence.”

England captain Alastair Cook and Joe Root both made the century in Manchester. Arthur stated that “They entirely are quality players … (but) at this level, confidence is very significant,”

“They evidently are familiar that when they leave to bat that they are performing for their Test places. In order, that gives one more level of strain.” Arthur continued.

He further said that “It is not only the opponent running in and bowling a cricket ball at you. Abruptly that pressure is strengthened, for the reason that they are playing for their places also.”

“We are much lucid on what we are set to perform this Test, but it is not for public consumption.”

Pakistan could endorse figure three Azhar Ali to unbolt and carry one more batsman into the middle order.

Arthur told “It has been a concern,” he added “The thing I’ve stated to our batsmen is regarding the trend of dismissal. He said, “Batsmen are set to escape – but when there is a tendency that develops, that is when it is pertaining to us as support staff.”


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