These 5 Young Pakistani Cricketers Seem to be Mickey Arthur’s Favorite!


Mickey Arthur’s tenure as the coach of Pakistan cricket team has been successful for most part. The 50 year old has been known to back young players and hence, here is a look at 5 youngsters who seem to be Mickey Arthur’s favorite.

Mohd. Amir

Source: ESPNcricinfo

Mickey has played Amir in all three formats and throughout his tenure he has backed the left-arm pacer even when the 26 year old struggled with injuries and form. Pakistan’s foreign head coach considers Amir to be a big match player and therefore, ahead of a lot of other pacers prefers having him on board.

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Imad Wasim

Source: Pakistan Today

Mickey played a major role in the appointment of Imad Wasim as the captain for Karachi Kings. The southpaw over the last couple of years or so has had to face the blame of being Pakistan head coach’s blue eyed boy.

Rumors suggest that Mickey considers the 29 year old all-rounder as a future leader for the men in green and thus, backs him big time in the limited-over formats.

Faheem Ashraf


Faheem has played his entire international cricket under Mickey who has backed the fast bowling all-rounder ahead of others such as Amir Yamin etc. Mickey stood by the youngster even when he struggled to impress during the New Zealand tour earlier this year and eventually, allowed him a permanent place in the side that has just completed its tour to Ireland and England.

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Babar Azam

Source: Cricingif

Arguably, Pakistan’s best ODI and T20 batsman Babar Azam is among the all-time favorites of Pakistan’s head coach. Mickey backed the middle-order batsman in 2016 when he had failed to impress in England and then later provided full backing when the 23 year old began searching for form at the Test level.

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Shadab Khan

Source: Daily Times

Pakistan’s teenage sensation Shadab Khan is among Mickey’s most favorite boys in the team for sure. Pakistan’s head coach has played a massive role in ensuring that the leg spinner gets to play all three formats and has been often seen praising the youngster during press conferences.