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Pakistan coach urges team to be at best to beat England

CARDIFF: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur urged his team to be at their best to beat the in-form England in the first semi-final of the Champions Trophy at Cardiff on Wednesday, realizing the fact that the title favourites hosts are on a roll. England have been the only unbeaten side in the tournament with victories of eight wickets over Bangladesh, 87-run win against New Zealand and a 40-run triumph over world champions Australia. They have won 11 of their last 12 one-day internationals, a record Arthur is wary of.…

Pakistan coach regards Sri Lanka “dangerous” opponents

CARDIFF: Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur believes Sri Lanka will be a dangerous opponent and his team needs to be at its best to beat them in their last Group B match at Cardiff on Monday. The two South Asian rivals meet in a virtual quarter-final the winner of which will go through to the semi-finals. Eighth ranked Pakistan upset world number one South Africa in their second group match after losing tamely to arch rivals India in the first. Sri Lanka, ranked seventh, had the better of world number three India to…

Pakistan coach Arthur plays down return to Australia

CAIRNS: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur remains ill at ease with the spotlight shining on his return to Australia and cannot wait for the focus to shift to cricket, the 48-year-old said on Monday. Arthur's 19-month tenure as Australia coach came to an acrimonious end weeks before the 2013 Ashes series, following a collapse in team discipline and prompting a high-profile severance claim against his former employers Cricket Australia. The South African is now busy plotting the downfall of his former charges in a three-test…

Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur plots demise of former team Australia

BRISBANE: The merry-go-round of coaching jobs in international cricket inevitably leads to awkward reunions but few could be more thorny than Mickey Arthur's encounter with his old team Australia. Three years after being sacked as the side's head coach, the South African will hope to guide Pakistan to a breakthrough test series win Down Under, with the first match starting in Brisbane on Thursday. Coaches rarely get to choose the manner of their exit but Arthur's dismissal was especially acrimonious, and the trigger…