Coaching national team ‘pleasant experience’: Mickey Arthur

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LAHORE: Pakistan Cricket Team Head Coach Mickey Arthur said on Wednesday that coaching the national cricket team was proving to be a very pleasant experience for him, reports a local media outlet.

He said this in an interview, further stating that he is growing fond of coaching the team as the Pakistan Cricket Board has been fully supporting him. “I am allowed to freely work on improving team’s performance,” Arthur said.

Responding to a question, he said that “we are missing on a lot after the retirement of Misbahul Haq and Younis Khan,” he added.

Arthur said that his main focus would be on restructuring the Test team.

The former Australian coach took charge of Pakistani team’s coach following the resignation of Waqar Younis after the World T20 tournament. The 47-year-old Arthur coached his native South Africa from 2005-10 and also led Australia for two years from 2011.