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newscricket8 days ago

SL vs IND | Indian team in Sri Lanka is like an IPL All-Stars XI unit, admits Mickey Arthur

In awe of the Indian squad, Sri Lanka’s head coach Mickey Arthur admitted that the team led by Shikhar Dhawan in the Island nation is like an IPL All-Stars XI unit. He also insisted that the Indian cricket team is in a strong position because of the ‘strong’ system in place in the domestic scene.
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newscricket18 days ago

VIDEO | Mickey ‘frustrated’ Arthur gives up after Sri Lanka’s series gets summed up with comical run-out

This entire ODI series between Sri Lanka and England can be summed up in a few reactions but none better than Mickey Arthur and the constant expression when Sri Lanka lose a wicket to run-out. After two run-outs in the first ODI, Sri Lanka lost their third wicket to a run-out in the final ODI.
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newscricket2 months ago

You’d be naive to say that ball-tampering wasn't happening before Sandpaper Gate, claims Mickey Arthur 

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur has proclaimed that ball-tampering was taking place even before the Sandpaper Gate jolted the world of cricket. However, he reckons that now such practices have reduced considerably given there's a lot of fear in trying out anything post the Newlands incident.
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newscricket6 months ago

WI vs SL | Micky Arthur and Lahiru Thirimanne test positive for COVID; SLC may reschedule the tour 

Sri Lanka head coach Micky Arthur and batsman Lahiru Thirimanne have tested positive for COVID-19 in tests conducted for the provisional squad set to tour West Indies. Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) in a statement have stated that they might possibly reschedule the tour in light of recent developments. 
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newscricket6 months ago

SL vs ENG | Have to sit down and address the ‘poor batting’ issue, expresses Mickey Arthur

Despite having a slender lead, Sri Lanka’s second innings with the bat, where they went after every delivery has not gone well with Mickey Arthur, who expressed the need to address the ‘poor batting’ issue. He also added that this isn’t the first time the team is losing from winning positions.
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newscricket6 months ago

SL vs ENG | Our batsmen needed to capitalize like Joe Root, claims Mickey Arthur 

Sri Lankan head coach Mickey Arthur owned up the defeat at the hands of England and stated that he ain't the one to make excuses, suggesting that the batsmen needed to capitalize like Joe Root. He also praised the first Test centurion Lahiru Thirimanne, who he feels has a very good technique.
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newscricket7 months ago

Mickey Arthur to vouch for ‘injury substitutes’ on the back of Centurion horror show

Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur, who is incidentally a part of ICC’s cricket committee, has revealed that he will be taking up the issue of ‘injury replacements’ in Tests after as many as 4 Lankan players went down with injury. Sri Lanka only had 2 premier bowlers fit and bowling on Day 3.
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featurecricket9 months ago

Giving players ‘roots to grow’ and ‘wings to fly’ - Mickey Arthur unplugged

There have been a handful of coaches in cricket history whose work ethic has been as revered as that of Mickey Arthur yet very few were on the firing line as often as he was. It is probably a dichotomy but for the man himself, it is the past he looks at with great satisfaction.
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newscricketa year ago

Coaching staff using isolation period to set player plans and goals, reveals Mickey Arthur

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur has revealed that he, along with his staff, have put this unavoidable self-isolation period to good use and have been planning player roles and goals. Had the coronavirus pandemic not disrupted the world, Sri Lanka could’ve hosted England in a two-match Test series.
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newscricketa year ago

SL vs WI | Sri Lankan team's future will be attacking gameplay, hails Mickey Arthur

SL coach Mickey Arthur shared that he is looking to imbibe an attacking mindset into his players and believes that its the only forward for the side. Arthur conceded that  his top three - Karunaratne, Fernando and Perera - have the licence to go big as they need to exploit the powerplay overs.
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