Cricket: Arthur Wants To See Return Of Pakistan 'warriors'

Cricket: Arthur wants to see return of Pakistan 'warriors'

BIRMINGHAM, United Kingdom,(Pakistan Point News - APP - 1st Augst,2016) : Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur wants to see his "warriors" of Lord's return for the third Test against England at Edgbaston. The tourists won the first Test at 'the home of cricket' by 75 runs, only to see England square the four-match series with a crushing 330-run win at Old Trafford. "We're going to have to raise our game considerably from Old Trafford -- without a doubt," Arthur told reporters at Edgbaston on Monday.

"I was really disappointed with our performance at Old Trafford -- really disappointed ... with the way we lost there," the South African added ahead of the third Test, which starts at the Birmingham ground on Wednesday. "There are credible losses, and there are losses when you lie down and are steamrollered ... Old Trafford was clearly that. "I told the guys I thought we were warriors at Lord's. We were completely the opposite at Old Trafford.

"We're doing everything we can to get us back on the right track ... and I'm 100 percent (sure) we will be come the first ball on Wednesday. "We had some good, hard conversations around our performance. "So we've dissected Manchester, the guys are in good spirits and we're ready to play again. "The overriding feeling is still one of confidence." England captain Alastair Cook and Joe Root both made hundreds in Manchester but the rest of the home top order have yet to post a big score this series, with James Vince and Gary Ballance both in need of runs to cement their respective places.