Grant Flower will be the batting coach, he was also Pakistan's batting coach till two months ago.
David Secker has been appointed bowling coach, appointing Shane McDermott as fielding coach
Dainik BhaskarDec 05, 2019, 06:30 PM IST Sports Desk. Mickey Arthur has been appointed as the head coach of the Sri Lankan cricket team. His first test as a head coach will be on the Pakistan tour, which starts five days later. The special thing is that until two months ago Arthur was the head coach of the Pakistan team. The Pakistan Cricket Board has removed him and assigned Misbah-ul-Haq the dual responsibility of Chief Selector and Head Coach.
Grant Flower was Pakistan's batting coach during Mickey's time. Now in this form, he will serve the Sri Lankan team. The first Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka will be played in Rawalpindi from 11 December. The second test will be in Karachi.
This will be the tenure of Mickey Arthur's coaching team. Flower has been appointed batting coach of only ODI and T20 teams. Only Mickey will handle this responsibility in a Test match. Arthur is one of the most experienced coaches in world cricket. From 2005 to 2010 he was the head coach of the South Africa team. He has also been the head coach of the Australian team. During his tenure, Pakistan won the Champions Trophy and became No.1 in the T20. He (Mickey) was dropped when the team had a poor performance in the World Cup 2019.
Sri Lanka Cricket's new coaching appointments – https://t.co/Ft865OBnvX
– Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) December 5, 2019
Now that Micky Arthur is officially Sri Lanka's coach, his team will be facing Pakistan in his very first assignment. If Pakistan fails to beat Sri Lanka again, critics will come even harder at PCB and Misbah.
– Mudassir Anwar (@CricketNaama) December 4, 2019
Pakistan team is aware of weaknesses, both Mikimiki and Flower have trained Pakistan team for almost three years. Therefore, are aware of the strengths and weaknesses of this team going through difficult times. Pakistan were defeated by Sri Lanka in the T20 series at their home last month. On the tour to Australia, he (Pakistan) lost the T20 and Test series. Since then, questions have been raised on Misbah-ul-Haq, who is holding the dual responsibility of Head Coach and Chief Selector. Waqar Younis is the bowling coach, but Pakistan's bowling attack in Australia looked breathless.
Sri Lanka is sending a strong team on this tour. Earlier, 10 key players of the team were not included in the T20 series against Pakistan.