Pakistan’s senior players are fit & ready for World Cup 2019: Mickey Arthur

LAHORE, Pakistan: The Head Coach of Pakistan Cricket Team Mickey Arthur has said that senior players of the team are fit and ready for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.

While addressing a Press Conference in Lahore on Tuesday, Mickey Arthur said that no compromise will be made on the fitness of the players.

Mickey Arthur said that extraordinary preparations will be made for the upcoming ODI series against England.

Pakistan Cricket Team will play a T20I and a five-match ODI series against England from May 5 to May 19 before the World Cup 2019.

The Head Coach further said that induction of young players in the national team is a good omen. He said that the ODI series against Australia gave an opportunity to the new players to demonstrate their talent.

In the recently concluded five-match ODI series against Australia at United Arab Emirates (UAE), Pakistan suffered a whitewash. Pakistan had rested most of their first-choice players while a few of them also ousted for injury issues, paving the way for new entrants to make their international appearances.

Among debutants, Abid Ali made full use of the opportunity provided him to as he struck a century in his maiden ODI and induced the selector to take him under consideration for the world cup squad.

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“Abid Ali was very impressive this tour. He came into the setup and his attitude and work ethic, the extra little bit of work he did through the tour was incredible. He’s hungry to play cricket for Pakistan,” Mickey Arthur said.

Likewise, two centuries each by Mohammad Rizwan and Haris Sohail have also already cemented their places in the mega event.