Pakistan team director Mickey Arthur has said that the Pakistan team need to win six matches in a row to win the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Arthur made those comments while talking to Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) Digital.
“We said in the change room the other night that we have got six matches to win the World Cup.”
“We have to get on a streak and win six in a row. We know that as a unit, we know that as a team, we have to make sure we get our strategy 100 per cent. We have to make sure that we get our execution 100 per cent and if we do that, there is no reason why we cannot [win the World Cup],” said said Pakistan team director adding, “I don’t think our skills have been where they’ve needed to be in those last three games, but these players have got the skills. It is up to us as coaches to make sure that we get them firing come Friday by giving them the confidence and the belief that they can turn this around.”
“We have not put a game together yet. We have not played the complete game. It is up to us to delve, to dig, to give advice, to give information and to give the belief that we can put that perfect game together because we know our perfect game is good enough. Our perfect game is good enough to beat anybody,” he added.
“We have to find it because there is a massive ambition within the playing group. The boys are trying out hard in the practice and I cannot fault their effort. I cannot fault attitude. What I can fault is the execution of skills under pressure, and that’s something that we continually work on at practice.”
South Africa are in good form entering the competition with four victories in five World Cup matches.
“They are a very good cricket team and they’re full of confidence because they have played well. I know though that if we do our basics and disciplines right, our skills will come out and we can beat anybody,” Arthur concluded.