“It is like an IPL All-Stars XI” – Mickey Arthur on India’s squad for the tour of Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka head coach Mickey Arthur has asserted that his facet will not take the second-string Indian squad frivolously within the upcoming three-match ODI and T20I sequence. Sri Lanka are conscious of the Indian group’s potential and the coach believes the Indian group is nearly like an ‘IPL All-Stars XI.’

India’s tour of Sri Lanka kicks off with the primary ODI on 18 July 2021 and can come to an in depth with the third T20I on 29 July 2021. Mickey Arthur is this sequence as a beautiful alternative to check out totally different mixtures and supply sport time to the children.

Talking to Sportstar in an interview, Mickey Arthur mentioned:

“We’re very a lot in a transitional part in the intervening time. We are attempting out a whole lot of younger gamers and attempting out our greatest mixtures.”

“We’re below no phantasm as a result of we all know this can be a great Indian group. The Indian group is superb; they have so many good cricketers – it’s like an IPL All-Stars XI. They’re an unimaginable bunch of gamers, and for us, it is extremely a lot about giving sport time to younger gamers, doable mixtures going ahead,” he added.

One of many hardest excursions I’ve had in my 12 years as worldwide coach: Mickey Arthur on Sri Lanka’s tour of England

Sri Lanka had a forgettable tour of England lately the place they had been whitewashed within the T20Is and misplaced the three-match ODI sequence 2-0. Mickey Arthur termed the tour ‘extremely difficult’ and added that issues solely bought worse when Niroshan Dickwella, Kusal Mendis and Danushka Gunathilaka had been despatched house for breaching the bio-bubble.

Mickey Arthur claimed it was some of the strenuous excursions he had ever been on as a global coach.

“It was extremely difficult. We had gone down a route of attempting to get a imaginative and prescient for the 2023 World Cup, and attempting to present the younger gamers some alternatives. However round that, you additionally want some skilled gamers. Then we misplaced our No. 1, 4, 5 in a single go, once they determined to exit and stroll round Durham. It was actually powerful for us and we did a whole lot of soul looking in England. It was one of many hardest excursions I’ve had in my 12 years as worldwide coach,” he concluded.

Mickey Arthur additionally mentioned that Sri Lanka cannot be in a transition eternally and desires the group to succeed in a degree the place the gamers might be trusted and backed.

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