Mickey Arthur all set to become Sri Lanka's head coach

Mickey Arthur
Mickey Arthur
Aakash Arya
Modified 04 Dec 2019

Former South Africa, Australia, and Pakistan head coach, Mickey Arthur is all set to become Sri Lanka's 11th coach in the last eight years. According to reports, former Zimbabwe player Grant Flower and David Saker will join Arthur as the batting and bowling coaches respectively, while Shane McDermott will take up the role of fielding coach.

Speaking to reporters, SLC CEO Ashley De Silva revealed the news of the overhaul of the complete coaching set up in Sri Lanka cricket.

"They will all be joining on two-year contracts."

However, reports suggest that Flower will only coach the limited-overs team and won't be traveling to Pakistan for the Test tour in December. Mickey endured mixed fortunes as Pakistan's coach, where he helped them become the top-ranked Test and T20I side and also beat India in the finals of the 2017 Champions Trophy in England.

Grant Flower
Grant Flower

Flower, meanwhile, recently left his role as the head coach of Bangladesh Premier League side Rangpur Rangers. The former Zimbabwe batsman worked together with Arthur earlier in the year as the batting coach of the Pakistan cricket team.

Despite the prospective arrival of the new coaching staff, the current head coach of Sri Lanka, Chandika Hathurusingha will travel with Arthur to Pakistan in order to facilitate a smooth transition.

Published 04 Dec 2019
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