Mickey Arthur during an interview with one of the local television channels, termed Ahmedabad as a tough venue for Pakistan and so, here is a look at what else the country’s team director had to say with regard to this year’s Asia Cup and the ICC ODI World Cup.
#ICCODIWC23: Mickey Arthur Satisfied With Venues Where Pakistan Is Supposed To Play
While talking about venues where Pakistan is supposed to play during the ICC ODI world cup Mickey said, “We don’t have any issues related to venues. We have got good enough squad to beat any team anywhere. I am really satisfied with the venues. We can’t control what is not in our hands. What we can control is our preparations and performance. As far as fans’ pressure is concerned, it would be tough for us to play in Ahmedabad in front of 100,000 people, there won’t be much green in the stands, but that is something we will sit and talk about closer to the World Cup. What I am gonna do with my players is to turn things positive for them. If we keep stadiums quiet by playing good cricket, that would silently be our fans, our support base.”
Talking about Pakistan’s probable squad for the prestigious tournaments on the other hand Mickey said, “We had around 20 players in that (home) series (against New Zealand). We just need to cut it to 15. It is not going to differ much because I believe in giving security to players as that gives clarity to them about their roles in the team. I don’t want players playing with an axe over their head or with insecurity about their place.”