Bowlers will set up World Cup for Pakistan, says Mickey Arthur

Last Updated: Sat, Mar 09, 2019 18:46 hrs

[Pakistan], Mar 09 (ANI): Pakistan head coach believes that the batsman will play the supporting role and the bowlers will help in setting up the World Cup for Pakistan.

"I am comfortable with the batting we have in place and it is going to do one hell of a job for us but if we have to be brutally honest, our bowlers are going to be the ones who [can] set up a win for Pakistan at the World Cup," Dawn quoted Mickey Arthur as saying.

"Our bowling is going to win us the World Cup while our batsmen are going to support the bowlers in this campaign," Arthur said. 

Pakistan have had many batting struggles, failing to be consistent. The World Cup will be played in England which will make it tough for stroke-making for the batsman.

However, Arthur is approaching the situation realistically and he believes his batsman can step up to the challenge.

"We have got to be aggressive with the way we go, we have got to look to strike, look to take wickets and with that our batting will [gradually] grow,” Arthur added.

Pakistan named their squad for the ODI series against Australia in which the team has decided to rest their six key players including the captain Sarfaraz Ahmed.

"With so many of our [main] players not playing it is a wonderful opportunity to have a look at our bench strength. We are looking for a guy who can come in at number six and take the game on and finish games,” said Arthur.

Pakistan would look to put up an impressive show in the five-match ODI series against Australia at UAE.

Pakistan takes on Australia in the five-match ODI series from March 22. (ANI)