Cant imagine Pakistan going without Aamir into the T20 World Cup Says,

Former head coach of Pakistan, Mickey Arthur says that keeping Muhammad Aamir out of the T20 World Cup squad will be counterproductive to the chances of the team's title

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 21, 2020 11:42 IST

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Pakistan Entry in T20 without Aamir

Former head coach of Pakistan, Mickey Arthur says that leaving T20 World Cup squad pacer Muhammad Aamir out will be detrimental to team title chances. Last year, Aamir had left Test cricket, a move that did not go well with the team management. It has led to speculations that the pacer could be overlooked when the squad is chosen for the World Cup scheduled for later this year in Australia.

He said the experienced bowler had made the right decision about Wahab too. Pakistan cricket has responded angrily to Aamir and Wahab's declarations last year that they are not eligible for red-ball cricket. Head coach and chief selector, Misbah-uI-Haq and coach for bowling, Waqar Younis had said they had let Pakistan cricket down. There have been doubts over whether Misbah would allow both in the national team even for white-ball cricket but Arthur who coached Pakistan from 2016 to 2019 till last year's World Cup said it would be a big mistake not selecting Aamir.

Arthur and his support staff were released by the Pakistan Cricket Board from their contracts after the World Cup on the recommendations of the PCB's cricket committee which included Wasim Akram and Misbah. Later Misbah took over as head coach and chief selector, in Pakistan cricket the first time this has occurred. Arthur also dismissed reports that he and former chief selector, lnzamam-ul-Haq didn't get along.

Arthur described coaching the Pakistan team as a fulfilling period of his career. "The thing about Pakistan cricket is that the people are so emotionally attached to the game. Either you are king or you are down there. There is no middle way. I loved and hated that facet off Pakistan cricket. But I think people need to be patient you can't get instant results. You need to give chances to new players to find their feet." He said the only way forward for Pakistan cricket was to rely and develop on the group of young players he had spotted and tried to groom in his tenure.

 

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