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newscricket3 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket3 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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newscricket4 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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featurecricket6 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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newscricketa year ago

IND vs SL | Sri Lanka players are skilled but need match education, asserts Mickey Arthur

Sri Lanka’s head coach Mickey Arthur, ahead of their final T20I of the series against India, has accepted that their youngsters despite being skilled, lack match awareness. Arthur, who was appointed as the coach in December last year, felt that the players need to work on game plan and strategy.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs SL | Looking to come back in 2021 with a strong Lankan side, reveals Mickey Arthur

Sri Lanka coach Mickey Arthur reckons that he has a tough job at hand to rebuild the side and believes he has to do something similar to what he did when coaching South Africa and Pakistan. Arthur shared that the inability of the SL batsmen to rotate the strike is the reason behind their undoing.
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newscricketa year ago

IND vs SL | Isuru Udana all but ruled out of third T20I, confirms Mickey Arthur

Mickey Arthur has confirmed that Isuru Udana, who hurt his knee in the fourth over of India's chase and stayed off the field for the rest of the match, will most likely miss the third T20I. Udana, whilst putting in a dive to save a KL Rahul shot, hurt his knee and had to be carried off the field.
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