Arthur to ditch Pakistan and coach England instead?

It remains to be seen if Mickey Arthur is offered an extension to continue coaching Pakistan, but he has confirmed his interest in taking over as England's head coach cricket

It remains to be seen if Mickey Arthur is offered an extension to continue coaching Pakistan, but he has confirmed his interest in taking over as England’s head coach

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Mickey Arthur’s future as Pakistan’s head coach remains shrouded in mystery as it remains to be seen whether he will be retained or if he will instead look to coach England.

There has been a lot of speculation surrounding his future following Pakistan’s failure to qualify for the World Cup semi-finals.

Some reports indicate he will be sacked as head coach, while others state he will be given an extension considering that Pakistan are the top-ranked Twenty20 team in the world and won the Champions Trophy in 2017.

However, the BBC has reported that Arthur is among the names being considered to replace Trevor Bayliss when he steps down as England’s head coach after the ongoing Ashes series.

Arthur confirmed his interest for the England coaching role in July, while South Africa coach Ottis Gibson and former India coach Gary Kirsten are also in the running.

Current England assistant coaches Chris Silverwood, Paul Collingwood and Graham Thorpe may also be seen as potential successors.

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