The Sydney Morning Herald – Arthur has 15 years of experience as a coach, including a triumphant five years with his native South Africa, whom he led to the top of the Test rankings, that awkward 18-month stint as Australia coach and time on the Twenty20 franchise circuit.

Summary

  • Arthur has 15 years of experience as a coach, including a triumphant five years with his native South Africa, whom he led to the top of the Test rankings, that awkward 18-month stint as Australia coach and time on the Twenty20 franchise circuit.
  • Arthur sees himself as a bridge, harnessing the traditional strengths of Pakistan cricket with the best from other cultures.
  • Statistical analysis has been embraced more than in previous regimes – particularly in T20, where Pakistan, once anaemic in the format, have won 17 games out of 20 under Arthur and are now ranked world No 1.
  • The cultural shifts Arthur is trying to achieve are the reason he finds international coaching more rewarding than the T20 franchise circuit, which he remains involved with as Karachi Kings head coach.
  • Arthur is working on reducing the gap between Pakistan’s best and worst days, making them a team who can still win Test matches in a single session but no longer lose them in one.


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