Mickey Arthur Might Take Over As The Head Coach Of Sri Lanka

Mickey Arthur, the former Pakistan coach, might be appointed as the new coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team.

Arthur was relieved from his duties as Pakistan coach after Pakistan’s dismal show in the World Cup and he has been out of job ever since.

The 51-year old South African has also parted ways with the PSL franchise Karachi Kings whom he had been coaching since the inaugural edition of PSL.

If the sources are to be believed, Arthur has been in conversation with the officials of Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) and he might be unveiled as the head coach of the Sri Lankan team ahead of the test series against Pakistan which will take place next month.

Arthur has already coached three international teams before in the form of South Africa, Australia and Pakistan. His tenure with Pakistan was particularly successful as he guided the men in green to a Champions Trophy title.

Under Arthur, Pakistan also achieved the top rankings in T20I cricket as they won 11 T20I series on the trot.

Since the departure of Arthur, Pakistan have been suffering in the shortest format of the game as they have lost two consecutive series recently. Out of the last 6 T20I games Pakistan have played, they have lost 5 with one washed out.

The reason why Pakistan got rid of Arthur was because Pakistan’s performance in test cricket went really downhill under him and they looked lethargic in the World Cup 2019 as well.

The SLC CEO Ashley De Silva was, however, all praise for Arthur insisting that he has fantastic credentials as a cricket coach.

“He had won the 2017 Champions Trophy with Pakistan, and had also taken Pakistan to the No. 1 spot in T20s. He’s a well-known coach and he’s been around for a while.”, De Silva told the reporters.


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