As Derbyshire prepare for the arrival of Mickey Arthur as Head of Cricket, we take a look back at the five biggest wins his career.
His landmark achievement as a coach was definitely winning the 2017 Champion’s Trophy for Pakistan. Pakistan started the tournament with a huge loss against India in Birmingham and it was looking tough for them after that heavy defeat. However they had a great comeback in the tournament defeating South Africa and Sri Lanka and advancing to the semi finals where they were playing tournament favourites England and defeated them by eight wickets.
The final was against India and to everyone’s surprise they pulled of the victory and trashed India by 180 runs. The entire team had been in really good form, from batsmen like Azhar Ali and Fakhar Zaman to the player of the tournament and the Golden Ball winner Hasan Ali and also the captain Sarfaraz Ahmed under the brilliant coaching of Mickey Arthur.
Under his coaching the Pakistan Cricket Team became the number one ranked Test Side in 2016 after they drew a test series in England where Pakistan defeated England at Lords by 75 runs due to captain Misbah Ul Haq’s amazing century and Yasir Shah’s ten-wicket hall. Despite losing the next two games Pakistan bounced back in the Fourth Test and won by ten wickets thanks to a brilliant double hundred by Younis Khan and they drew the four match test series at 2-2.
Arthur also made Pakistan the number one T20 Side in 2018 after they defeated Zimbabwe and Australia in a tri series where Pakistan dominated throughout the Tournament and won the Final by six wickets that made them the number one T20 Side.
In 2008 Arthur became the first South African coach where South Africa chased a huge score of 414 against Australia at Perth due to centuries by Graeme Smith and AB De Villers and also defeated them at the MCG by nine wickets which made them win the Test Series against Australia in Australia.
Arthur also helped South Africa to reach to the semi finals of the 2007 World Cup because of wins against England, West Indies, Sri Lanka, Ireland, Netherlands and Scotland however they were defeated in the Semi Finals by the eventual winners Australia.
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