Mickey Arthur

Arthur underlines Pak's resilience despite Australia drubbing

Arthur underlines Pak's resilience despite Australia drubbing

Karachi [Pakistan], Jan.11 : Despite being whitewashed in the recently-concluded three-match Test series against Australia, Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has insisted that the resilience of his players can never be questioned, adding that the experience of playing down under will put them in good stead.

Arthur said that although the team was disappointed with the way the series panned out, they played extremely competitive cricket at various stages of the tour.

"Albeit we are all extremely disappointed with the way the series panned out, I really felt that we were competitive [at various stages] in this series and the players' resilience can never be questioned," the Dawn quoted Arthur as saying.

CPL team Tallawahs appoints Arthur as coach

CPL team Tallawahs appoints Arthur as coachKingston (Jamaica), March 21 - Former Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur will take charge of defending champions Jamaica Tallawahs for the upcoming Caribbean Premier League (CPL).

The organisers confirmed that the South African, who also coached the Proteas for several years, will replace Englishman Paul Nixon. The Tallawahs beat Guyana Amazon Warriors in the final of the inaugural event last August with Nixon at the helm of the management team.

'Sacked' Mickey Arthur hints at considering England coaching job

Mickey ArthurSydney, Feb 3  : Sacked Australian coach Mickey Arthur has reportedly hinted that he is considering competing for the job of England's team director after Andy Flower's resignation from the position over the team's 5-0 Ashes loss.

A host of names have been thrown up in the wake of Andy Flower's decision to stand down from the role after leading England to one of its most disastrous series loses in recent memory, although current limited overs coach Ashley Giles remains the favourite to replace the departed Flower at the head of the Test team.

Mickey Arthur says age problems still remain in team

Mickey-ArthurSydney, Dec 17 : Former Australian coach Mickey Arthur has said the current team was an old one now.

Australian team features two 36-year-olds and five others over 31, which is not necessarily the start of a new golden era.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, Arthur, who said he was filled with 'joy' about Australia's Ashes success but added that the rebuilding process he tried to make a priority would have to be revisited soon.

In an interview with the BBC, Arthur said that it was an old team now. Chris Rogers is 36, so who is that next opening batsman? Is George Bailey good enough? Where does Shane Watson bat?

Australia can become No.1 in two years: Arthur

Mickey-ArthurPerth, March 26 : Australia cricket coach Mickey Arthur has said the tour of India was the toughest of his career but expressed confidence that his side can again become No. 1 in Tests in two years.

Australia's 0-4 drubbing in India was their worst result in the Indian subcontinent and the worst ever since losing 1-5 to England in the 1978-79 Ashes.

Clarke trying to get fit for Delhi Test: Coach

Mickey-ArthurNew Delhi, March 19 : Australia coach Mickey Arthur said skipper Michael Clarke was trying to get fit for the fourth and the final Test against India starting here Friday.

Clarke is suffering from a recurrence of back pain and batted with great discomfort in the Mohali Test.

"He is in a bit of pain, but with Michael Clarke you never say never.  He will give himself every opportunity to get himself ready for the Test, no doubt about that.  That will pan out closer to the time and will give him every opportunity to get up for it because he is such a vital cog in our team," Arthur told the Australian media.

Strauss says England are in S.Africa to make runs, not friends

Strauss says England are in S.Africa to make runs, not friendsJohannesburg, Nov. 20 : In an indirect rejoinder to South African cricket team coach Mickey Arthur, England captain Andrew Strauss has said that his team is in South Africa to make runs and win matches, and not to make friends.

Arthur wants South African squad "to be as tough as nails" against England

Arthur wants South African squad “to be as tough as nails” against EnglandJohannesburg, Nov 19 : South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has said his team had started the series against England in a friendly manner, but it is time to raise the voltage.

Arthur also defended his stance on the basis that his side needed to ensure that they had a competitive edge going into the series.

Coach Arthur says Trott fit only for Proteas'' Second XI, England

Mickey ArthurCape Town (South Africa), Aug. 18 : South African cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has said that Warwickshire opener Jonathan Trott is not good enough to play for South Africa.

In a blunt assessment of England''s newest Test batsman, Arthur said Cape Town-born Trott would at best be playing for South Africa''s Second XI despite representing the same national under-19s side as Proteas skipper Graeme Smith.

''''He had come through the ranks, certainly Jonathan Trott was good enough to be there or thereabouts, but he certainly wouldn''t be replacing anybody in our top six,'''' Arthur told the Herald last night.

Cape Town match will determine outcome of Proteas-Oz series: Arthur

Zimbabwe, South Africa Cape Town (South Africa), Apr. 8 : Proteas coach Mickey Arthur believes outcome of the third one-day match with Australia could determine the outcome of the five-match series.

The match will take place in Cape Town on Thursday.

"It''s hugely important to us and we are really looking forward to it. The two teams are evenly matched and it''s all there for one team to reach out and grab. It''s all there for one team to really take the initiative on Thursday make a claim for the series,” the South African Press Association (SAPA) quoted Arthur, as saying.

Proteas coach Arthur turns the heat on Oz top order

Proteas coach Arthur turns the heat on Oz top orderCape Town (South Africa), Apr. 8 : South Africa cricket team coach Mickey Arthur has turned up the heat on Australia''s top-order batting, saying early wickets will put the Proteas in a massive position of strength in Thursday''s third one-day international.

Australia''s top five batsmen were all dismissed for single figures in Sunday''s second game at Centurion where the tourists were bowled out for 131 with only No. 6 batsman Callum Ferguson and tail ender Mitch Johnson (30) scoring more than 10.

Arthur says Durban ODI will be the key to how series against Oz goes

Arthur says Durban ODI will be the key to how series against Oz goesDurban (South Africa), Apr. 2 : Proteas coach Mickey Arthur has described South Africa's first one-day-international (ODI) against Australia on Friday as "huge", and believes that it serve as a key indicator as to which way the series will go.

Proteas coach Arthur in the frame to coach England

Proteas coach Arthur in the frame to coach EnglandLondon, Mar. 26 : Mickey Arthur, who has built South Africa into one of the world''s leading cricket sides, has emerged as a surprise candidate to be the next England coach, while Ashley Giles has been told he is not in the frame.

The Telegraph quoted sources as suggesting that Arthur is the external candidate most favoured by the England and Wales Cricket Board to replace Peter Moores before the start of the summer.

Arthur bewildered over Proteas hara-kiri in opening Tests of series

Arthur bewildered over Proteas hara-kiri in opening Tests of seriesCape Town, Mar. 25 : The poor performance of the South African cricket team in the opening match of a series has left coach Mickey Arthur frustrated.

Arthur said he failed to understand why his team always struggles to put on a credible show in the first Test of a series.

"I am frustrated with the situation. That is why we got together five days before the first Test rather than the usual three days," the Die Burger newspaper quoted Arthur, as saying.

Proteas coach warns of international overkill T20 risk

Mickey ArthurSydney, Jan 10 : South Africa coach Mickey Arthur has urged cricket administrators not to let greed force a rise in the number of Twenty20 internationals.

A crowd of 70,000 is expected to attend Sunday night''s Twenty20 clash between Australia and the Proteas at the MCG, and the fixture is sure to be a ratings hit for broadcasters, the Sydney Morning Herald reported.

The match, and a second Twenty20 clash in Brisbane on Tuesday night, continues the boom for the shortened format.




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