Mickey Arthur

Country: South Africa
Born: May 17, 1968, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat

Mickey Arthur Bio

John Michael Arthur, commonly known as Mickey Arthur, is a former cricketer and highly respected coach from South Africa. Born on May 17, 1968, in Johannesburg, Arthur dedicated his life to the game, both as a player and later as a successful coach.

Arthur began his cricketing journey as a right-handed batsman, known for his dedication and commitment on the field. He represented teams like Free State, Griqualand West, and South Africa A during his playing career, managing an impressive total of 6557 runs. Arthur displayed excellent skills and determination throughout his playing years before retiring from professional cricket in 2001.

Following his retirement, Arthur transitioned from being a player to becoming a coach, a role where he truly flourished. His coaching career started with Griquas in the domestic competition. In 2003, he took charge of the Eastern Cape side and steered them to the finals of the Standard Bank Pro20 series in consecutive seasons, showcasing his ability to lead and nurture a team.

In a slightly surprising but momentous move, John Michael Arthur was appointed as the head coach of the South African national cricket team in May 2005, taking over from Ray Jennings. However, his early tenure faced a tough challenge as South Africa faced a dominant Australian team in their first two Test series under Arthur. Despite the initial setbacks, Arthur’s calm and strategic approach paved the way for South Africa’s success in the years to come.

Under Arthur’s guidance, South Africa showcased their prowess and emerged victorious in consecutive Test and one-day series against India and Pakistan at home. Moreover, the team overcame a long-standing challenge by clinching their first series win in England since the end of apartheid. They further solidified their reputation by securing a series win in Australia, a feat that had eluded them for decades. Arthur’s leadership skills played a pivotal role in these accomplishments, establishing him as a masterful coach.

After stepping down from his position as South Africa’s head coach in 2010, Mickey Arthur ventured into coaching roles in various T20 leagues. In November 2011, he made history by becoming the first foreign-born coach of the Australian national cricket team. However, his tenure with Australia was marred by inconsistent performances and discipline issues within the team. As a result, Arthur was relieved of his duties just two weeks before the highly-anticipated 2013 Ashes series against England.

Despite the setback with Australia, Arthur’s passion and expertise in the game remained undeterred. In May 2016, he was appointed as the head coach of the Pakistan national cricket team, which further solidified his reputation as a top-tier coach. Through his leadership, Pakistan achieved notable successes, including winning the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017.

Throughout his career, Mickey Arthur exemplified the qualities of dedication, commitment, and strategic thinking, both as a player and a coach. His contributions to the sport have left an indelible mark on cricket in South Africa and beyond.

Mickey Arthur Career Stats

Mickey Arthur Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 110 207 8 6657 165 33.45 - - 13 34 - - 74 0
List A 150 146 5 3774 126* 26.76 - - 2 19 - - 40 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Mickey Arthur Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 110 - 6 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 150 - 6 2 0 - - - 2 - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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