Arthur wants Australia to Improve Batting

Mickey Arthur, the coach of the Australia Cricket Team has stated that the only weakness of the team at the moment is that the batsmen have failed to notch up runs in the domestic competition The Sheffield Shield. Speaking at a press conference, the former coach of the South Africa Cricket Team was extremely open about the areas that his team needed to work on, adding that batting is a weakness for the team at the moment and they are not in the same position in terms of batting as they are in terms of bowling.

He went on to add that he was extremely impressed at the batters that they have brought with them to the English shores to take on England. He pointed out the likes of David Warner, Peter Forrest for their performances and also praised Ed Cowan for his batting performances. He also added that although they were impressive and showed their sustainability in international level, he would love for the players of the Australia Cricket Team to bat deep, till 10 or 11 and not up to 5 or 6.

Arthur pointed out that the former captain of the team Ricky Ponting was the epitome of professionalism and perfection and the youngsters should take his performances as a yardstick to improve their game further. Ponting was dropped from the One Day International side of the Australia Cricket Team and upon being dropped, he returned to play domestic cricket for the Tasmanian Tigers, for whom he got two centuries in three matches of the Sheffield Shield and Arthur was visibly impressed with the former skipper.

Australia take on England in England for 5 matches in a One Day International series, aiming to hold on to their position as the best side in One Day Internationals as per the ICC ratings.