Mickey Arthur urges Pakistan not to take Australia lightly in the upcoming series

Australia and Pakistan will play two Tests in October 2018 in Dubai.

Australia set to play Pakistan in October this year | Getty Images

Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur has warned the Men in Green to not take Steve Smith and David Warner less-Australian side lightly when they will face the Kangaroos in the UAE later this October.

Former Australian coach further added that spin will play a key role in the upcoming Test series in the UAE, which will have not a single day-night affair.

According to a report in The Age, Arthur said on Wednesday (15 August), “Australia are never weak. I have been reading all that stuff but no Australian squad is weak. That’s not going to be any secret – hopefully we get it to turn.”

On Tuesday (13 August), Pakistan received a huge setback as South Australia’s Darren Berry pulling out of discussions with the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) to take up fielding coach’s role because of some professional and personal reasons. However, Arthur is confident that Pakistan will have a new fielding coach in place soon.

Arthur signed off by saying, “I am looking at several people at the moment. I was really disappointed to have missed out on Darren because he would have been great.”

Noteworthy, Pakistan are yet to release the final schedule of Australia’s tour of the UAE, as they are also slated to play five ODIs and a one-off T20 apart from Tests.


By Rashmi Nanda - 17 Aug, 2018

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