Mickey can be a hero if England tour goes well: Julien
ISLAMABAD—Former coach Julien Fountain feels Pakistan cricket team’s new head coach Mickey Arthur can become a hero if the England tour is a success.
Fountain said with a big tour to England and a new coach in Mickey, Pakistan has to be in a positive frame of mind.
“Mickey brings a wealth of experience from a wide range of teams and formats. Clearly Mickey can become a hero if the England tour is a success, if the tour goes badly he becomes the proverbial whipping boy,” Pakpassion.net quoted him as saying.
He said Mickey cannot change the world in a couple of months. “I hope that Mickey gets a fair chance to plan and implement his own policies and measures over a suitable timescale, along with the cooperation of the board, the players, the fans and the media,” he said.
He said England can be a brutal place to tour if you come from a hot climate. “Even at the peak of British summer, temperatures can plummet making spending long periods out on the field pretty taxing.”
“Hard ball plus cold hands equals fielding mistakes and dropped catches. Then there’s the matter of the pitches. Some will seam, some will bounce and don’t rule out the swing from England’s pace attack,” he said.—APP