Why is Arthur disappointed with Sarfraz?

Mickey Arthur disappointed Sarfraz Ahmed batting Pakistan England Test series cricket

Mickey Arthur: “Sarfraz has been disappointing this tour and he knows that”

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Pakistan head coach Mickey Arthur admitted that he was less than impressed with captain Sarfraz Ahmed’s batting in the recently concluded two-Test series against England.

Sarfraz failed to have an impact with the bat as he scored 31 runs at a dismal average of 10.33.

Sarfraz’s batting in the longest format has been a concern for some time as he has only managed to make six fifties since July 2015.

“Sarfraz has been disappointing this tour and he knows that,” Arthur was quoted as saying by Cricbuzz. “I’m talking only with the bat – his keeping has been very good in the last two Tests. I’m very comfortable and I know he’ll come right.

“What he needs to work out is the balance between keeping, batting [at number 6] six and captaincy. That’s got to be his challenge going forward. I know he can handle that. He’s determined, he’s very passionate for this team and he’s a skilled batsman. Hopefully runs are around the corner for him.”

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