Australia Coach

  • I'm concerned about Australia, not England: Darren Lehmann November 27, 2013

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann has no plans to meet Andy Flower to defuse any lingering tension from the spiteful first Test in Brisbane and said the England team director needed to worry about his own players rather than their opponents. Australia thrashed the tourists by 381 runs at the Gabba but...
  • Arthur's job not in danger after India fiasco March 25, 2013

    Melbourne: Despite Australia suffering a humiliating 04 Test series whitewash against India, coach Mickey Aurthur is unlikely to be sacked as Cricket Australia has backed him to continue at the job, though the board termed the team performance as "unacceptable". CA Chief Executive James Sutherland said the team management, including Arthur...
  • I don't sit back and let things drift: Mickey Arthur March 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Australia coach Mickey Arthur has conceded that he put his "neck on the line" when four players, including vice-captain Shane Watson, were axed for not completing a presentation during the ongoing Test series against India. Vice-captain Shane Watson, pacers James Pattinson and Mitchell Johnson and batsman Usman Khawaja...
  • Australia coach Mickey Arthur deletes Twitter account March 19, 2013

    Sydney: Beleaguered Australian cricket coach Mickey Arthur on Tuesday deleted his Twitter account after being continuously ridiculed in the wake of the team's woeful Test run in India. "Thanks twitter,has been fun but deleting my account now!Thanks to all the genuine supporters out there," said Arthur on Twitter, a day...
  • Australia coach Mickey Arthur defends unimpressive Xavier Doherty March 3, 2013

    Hyderabad: Xavier Doherty hardly troubled the Indian batsmen but Australian coach Mickey Arthur defended the left-arm spinner's inclusion in the side, saying he was the best choice keeping in mind the way hosts handle the off-spin. Doherty, who came into the side at the expense of offspinner Nathan Lyon, gave away...
  • Arthur says England could yet miss Pietersen July 2, 2012

    London: England have won four successive oneday internationals since Kevin Pietersen retired from limitedovers duty but Australia coach Mickey Arthur believes they could yet miss their star batsman. Pietersen, who remains a Test cricketer, quit the shorter formats after England refused his request to give up onedayers but still play...
  • Arthur backs Ponting for another Ashes May 1, 2012

    Perth: Australia coach Mickey Arthur has thrown his support behind former captain Ricky Ponting's bid to contest a fifth Ashes series against England next year. Since handing the Australian Test captaincy to Michael Clarke, Ponting has been dropped from the ODI squad, putting the 37yearold's playing future in doubt. But Arthur,...
  • Clarke excited to have Arthur as coach November 23, 2011

    Sydney: Australian captain Michael Clarke said on Wednesday he was excited at the appointment of Mickey Arthur as new head coach while throwing his support behind the underpressure Ricky Ponting. Clarke returned to Sydney from South Africa following Australia tying their Test series with the Proteas to welcome Arthur, even though...
  • Won't be easy for Arthur to adjust: Buchanan November 23, 2011

    Melbourne: As Australia's first foreign cricket coach, Mickey Arthur will have to overcome a lot many "cultural issues" during his tenure, team's former coach John Buchanan feels. Arthur got the top job on Tuesday, succeeding Tim Nielson. Buchanan, who is New Zealand's director of cricket now after serving eight years as Australia...