Pakistan Cricket Team Director Mickey Arthur has said, “We did not play well in this tournament, but it will not be right to blame Babar Azam, Inzamam, or anyone, I know the players and staff tried their best.”

Mickey Arthur said that he is proud of the best bowling of the tournament, proud of the way the bowlers fought back hard. “Everyone is trying but our batting is not coming into form.”

He said “We improved our bowling today, but could not score runs in the batting, and could not play the last five overs properly, if we had made 300, could have defended it.”


Mickey Arthur said that the team did not play the quality of cricket that is required in the World Cup. “Against Afghanistan, we were average in all three areas.”

He said that he will try to finish the tournament in a good way by winning the remaining three matches.