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Cricket news - 3-0 defeat doesn't sit well with us - Mickey Arthur

"Certainly, the batsmen need to analyze their batting technique. There's a reason why no subcontinent team has never won in South Africa" - Arthur

It makes perfect sense that the series ends with a fun Pakistan. After all, in conditions where their drummers had to be resilient and talented, they were unstable and unable, both in their approach and in their strikes. Their fight was interrupted regularly due to the selection of abyssal shooting. So much so that even on the last day of the series for 17 races, Pakistan lost most of its average order: Babar Azam, Sarfraz Ahmed and Asad Shafiq.

It's not as if Pakistan had the chance to win the series. At no point in the three-game series, however, did the guests really push the hosts on their backs. Tourists often found opportunities to seize the game, but they lost it from time to time. This happened in Centurion when Fakhar Zaman deposed Temba Bavuma as part of the persecution of 149 people in South Africa. That's what happened when Pakistan lost their last nine goals for 89 points, after losing 101 for the loss of a single wicket in the second set at Newlands. This happened twice with the Wanderers on the first and third day.

Pakistani head coach Mickey Arthur was optimistic about the chances of visitors when he arrived in South Africa. But does this performance serve as a reality check for the Pakistani camp? "It's obviously a reality check," he said. "I am extremely disappointed. We had our moments and did not take them with us. South Africa, however, was excellent. His bowling was constantly coming back to us and one of those I would test was our young batters group. There are many positive aspects in this department.

"I think Babar Azam was amazing and he pushed his cricket to another level. Babar has always been surrounded by question marks about his cricket test. I think they will surely disappear now. From now on he will only gain strength for strength. I think Shan Masood has played exceptionally well. Asad Shafiq played two innings and that was important to us. Others have leaks from time to time. But we did not have enough points. "

There is something wrong with the preparation of Pakistani bats. Even a glance at the game sheets of the last two years would mean the same thing. Pakistan is breaking off every test. They collapsed during their peak season. Their blow was to fluctuate in the unknown climates of South Africa. However, a constant crowding out of favorable positions raises questions about how the drummers approach the game. This also raises questions for the coaching staff.

"Leave the coaches alone. The amount of work that Grant Flower does with these successes would be difficult. "The drummers must certainly analyze their beat technique. There is a reason why South Africa has not yet won a sub-continent team. Just because the Asians stay here on the side of the leg of the ball, which gives short balls You must be outside the ball. We need to develop a game plan for these remarkable techniques. Up to one point, we were able to score points. But there is still a lot to do. "

The next Pakistan test will be held in September against Sri Lanka, which lost 2-0 in 2017 in the UAE. It's also the beginning of the Asian Nations Test Championship. It offers Pakistan a good seven months to sort out its trial configuration, especially after stumbling in South Africa. "Our Pakistani cricket team has a pretty high level. And we hate to lose it. The 3-0 away match is not good for me and I know it does not fit well in the locker room, "said Arthur. "I can never criticize the attitude and morale of the team. They worked hard on their skills. Our next test is in September, marking the start of the Test Championship. We now have plenty of time to see and evaluate which is appropriate. The goal is to build a page that can win anywhere in the world. "

The fact that Arthur answered a question about "Azhar Ali" about the "high standards" mentioned above was perfectly logical and said a lot about the position of the veteran drummer after his broadcast in South Africa. Azhar made only 59 runs in six innings with two ducks during this tour, where he fell four times on Duanne Olivier's short ball. It also meant that his mediocre strike, which covered Younis Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq's retreat, was continuing.

"I repeat that Azhar Ali is a good player. It will go through these shortcomings, I think. For the wickets, we must perform technical work. He has also quit a trend four times and he admits it first. Yesterday, he admitted that he should have kept his gloves on Olivier's line that came back to him instead of standing up. As he is leaving now and playing for Somerset, he will beware of us. And we will check again in September. "

Pakistan is now playing against South Africa in a series of ODIs with five games, followed by three T20Is.

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