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newscricket2 months ago

Mickey Arthur to step down as Sri Lanka head coach after West Indies Tests

Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur has announced that he will step down from the role after the team’s home Test series against West Indies to be played between November 21 and December 3. Arthur, who'd taken over the role in February 2021, will serve Derbyshire's Head of Cricket next.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Pretty confident with Kusal Perera back at the top of the order, says Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur believes that wicket-keeper batsman Kusal Perera lends more solidity to Sri Lanka’s batting at the top, as the team gears up for its second match at the T20 World Cup 2021. Having registered a seven-wicket win against Namibia, Sri Lanka will play Ireland in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
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newscricket3 months ago

T20 World Cup 2021 | Adversity has brought a lot of good for the team as we have found players who can fit in, says Mickey Arthur.

Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur has said that the team has found players who can fit in despite facing adversities this year. The team has gone through some off-field dramas after three players were banned for one year for breaking biosecurity protocols and players threatening to go on strike.
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newscricket6 months ago

Whichever team Mickey Arthur has coached, its performance has declined, opines Danish Kaneria

Danish Kaneria has criticized Mickey Arthur over his management of the Sri Lanka cricket team and has slammed the Sri Lankan head coach for being overly harsh on the side on the back of losses. Kaneria also termed India as the heavy favorites for the ICC T20 World Cup to be played in October.
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newscricket6 months 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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newscricket7 months 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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newscricket8 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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newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year 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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newscricketa year 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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