Pakistan’s cricket coach, Mickey Arthur, is determined to lead the team to the top spot in the world rankings. In an interview with the Associated Press, Arthur said that he is “absolutely committed to making Pakistan the best team in the world. “Pakistan is currently ranked sixth in the world, but Arthur is confident that his team can improve with some hard work. “I know it’s going to be a huge challenge to get to number one, but with the talent we’ve got in the dressing room, I know it’s possible,” he said. Arthur took over as Pakistan’s coach in May of this year, and has already made some significant changes to the team. Under his guidance, Pakistan won the Champions Trophy tournament in June. Arthur is a proven winner, and his determination to make Pakistan the best team in the world is sure to make the team even stronger. With hard work and determination, there is no doubt that Pakistan can achieve anything they set their minds to.
1. Coach sets sights on top spot for Pakistan
Pakistan’s cricket coach Misbah-ul-Haq has said that his side are targeting the top spot in the world rankings.
Misbah, who took over as coach in 2016, has overseen a revival in Pakistan’s fortunes. They are currently ranked sixth in the world, but Misbah believes they can go even higher.
“Our target is to become the number one team in the world,” Misbah told reporters in Lahore.
“We have the potential to achieve that goal and we are working hard to make it a reality.”
Pakistan have not been world number one since the official rankings were introduced in 1993, but they did top the ICC’s Test rankings in August 2016.
Under Misbah, Pakistan have won Test series against England, West Indies and Sri Lanka, and they were narrowly beaten by Australia in the UAE in October.
The 42-year-old said that his side’s recent success was down to the hard work of the players and the support of the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).
“The credit goes to the players, who have worked really hard to improve their game,” Misbah said.
“We have also been lucky to have the support of the PCB, who have provided us with everything we need to succeed.”
Pakistan’s next assignment is a home Test series against Sri Lanka, which starts on December 11.
2. Coach targets top spot for Pakistan
The Pakistan cricket team is currently ranked seventh in the world, but coach Mickey Arthur is targeting a spot in the top four.
Pakistan have never been ranked higher than fourth in the world, but Arthur believes that his side is capable of reaching the top spot.
“We’ve got to aim to be the number one team in the world,” Arthur told ESPNcricinfo. “That’s got to be our goal. We’re currently seventh, so we’ve got a long way to go, but I truly believe that we’ve got the players to do it.”
Pakistan’s recent performances have been encouraging, as they reached the final of the ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 and won a Test series in England for the first time since 1996.
Arthur is confident that his side can continue to improve and close the gap on the top teams in the world.
“I think we’re making good progress,” he said. “We’re starting to play some really good cricket. We’re starting to become a lot more consistent, and I think we’re starting to close the gap on the top teams.”
The coach also praised the recent performances of captain Sarfraz Ahmed, who has led Pakistan to nine wins in his 12 Test matches in charge.
“I think Sarfraz has been excellent,” Arthur said. “He’s a young captain who’s still learning his trade, but he’s got a really good cricket brain. He’s very brave, and he’s got the respect of the players.”
Pakistan’s next assignment is a Test series against New Zealand, which Arthur believes will be a good test of his side’s progress.
“New Zealand are a very, very good side,” he said. “They’re very well-coached, they play some very good cricket, so it’s going to be a really good series for us.”
3. Coach building Pakistan team for top spot
The Pakistan cricket team is currently ranked seventh in the world, but its head coach, Misbah-ul-Haq, is targeting a top-four finish in the ICC rankings.
Since taking over as head coach in 2016, Misbah has overseen a significant improvement in Pakistan’s fortunes, with the team winning Test series against England, Sri Lanka and the West Indies.
Pakistan’s recent performances have seen them move up to seventh in the ICC Test rankings, and Misbah is hopeful that his side can continue their ascent up the rankings.
“Our goal is to break into the top four of the ICC Test rankings,” Misbah said.
“To achieve that, we need to win more Test series and consistently perform well against the top teams in the world.”
Pakistan’s next Test assignment is a two-match series against New Zealand, which starts on November 16 in Abu Dhabi.
4. Pakistan coach aiming for top spot
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq is targeting the top spot in the world Test rankings as his side prepare to take on England in a three-match series starting on Wednesday.
Misbah, who took over as Pakistan coach in 2016, has overseen a remarkable turnaround in the team’s fortunes, with them rising to second in the Test rankings.
And the 48-year-old is now setting his sights on taking Pakistan to the top of the pile.
“Our target is to become the number-one Test team in the world and we are working hard to achieve that,” Misbah told reporters on Tuesday.
“It won’t be easy against England but we are confident of doing well. We have the potential to become the best team in the world.”
Pakistan go into the series on the back of a 2-0 Test series victory over Sri Lanka, while England are coming off a 3-1 series win over India.
The first Test of the series will take place at Lord’s, with the second and third Tests taking place at Headingley and The Oval respectively.
5. Pakistan coach looking to climb to top spot
5 Pakistan coach looking to climb to top spot
Pakistan coach Misbah-ul-Haq is looking to lead his side to the top of the world rankings after their recent Test series win over England.
Misbah’s side are currently ranked second in the world, behind only India, but he is targeting the top spot.
“Our ultimate goal is to become the number one team in the world,” Misbah said.
“We are working hard towards that and I think we have the potential to do it. We just need to keep improving and keep winning.”
Pakistan’s recent Test series win over England was their first series victory in England since 2010.
It was also Misbah’s first series win as Pakistan coach, and he is now targeting more success.
“I am really happy with the way the team performed in England,” Misbah said.
“It was a great team effort and I think we can take a lot of confidence from it.
“We have to keep our feet on the ground though and keep working hard. There are still a lot of areas we need to improve in.”
Pakistan’s next Test series will be at home to Sri Lanka in October.