What Pakistan Coach Mickey Arthur expect of team performance in World Cup 2019?
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur expect the squad to at least play semifinals while commenting on team performance in World Cup 2019.
He further said Sarfraz Ahmed's men don't want to be associated with the "unpredictable tag" and are rather focused on playing consistent cricket at the 2019 World Cup.
Mickey Arthur expressed confidence that Pakistan will be able to reach the semi-finals of the World Cup, starting May 30 in England and Wales due to their "work ethics and skills" not because of the unpredictability for which they have been known for over the years.
Despite having won the World Cup in 1992, Pakistan have not often been considered favourites but dark horses at the 50-over quadrennial tournament. The former champions have, it is safe to say, lived up to the expectations blowing hot and cold over the years.
At the 2017 Champions Trophy, not many billed Pakistan as favourites but Sarfraz Ahmed's men stunned India in the final by 180 runs to claim the title at the Oval in London.
"Unpredictable - that's a word that us as coaching staff hate. You read all the previews now, they say Pakistan are going to be in the top four because of their unpredictability.
I say no. Pakistan are going to be in the top four because of the work we've put in, in their skills," Mickey Arthur said in a video uploaded by Pakistan Cricket Board.