Pakistan lacking confidence: Arthur

DN Monitoring Desk

DUBAI: Pakistan lost by nine wickets to India in their Super Four match yesterday with Coach Mickey Arthur stating that the team is suffering from a confidence crisis. “They are suffering a bit of a confidence crisis at the moment. There is a little bit of a fear of failure in the dressing room. There is a bit of a reality check of where we are as a cricket team,” Arthur told reporters.

Arthur said it was disappointing that the team could not capitalize on chances presented during the match against India. “When you let these guys get in on a wicket like this, they dominate you. We need to get into their middle order as quickly as we can because that is when we can inflict the most damage and assert pressure like they did to us.”

The coach said Pakistan had to be realistic and realize that they were beaten by a really good Indian team. “In terms of worst performance, I guess nine wickets it has got to be up there. But we are on a journey and we will just get better and stronger from this.” Arthur stressed that India had some good players and if they were given an inch they would make the Pakistani team pay.


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