Mickey Arthur wants Pakistan to stay ruthless

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Happy with the performance of his team in the last match Pakistan crocket team coach Mickey Arthur has asked his team to stay ruthless in the upcoming matches at the ICC Cricket World Cup-2019 ahead of its next clash against Sri Lankan.

Pakistan held its nerve to beat the host by 14 runs at Trent Bridge on Monday, just three days after crashing to a seven-wicket defeat against West Indies at the same venue.

“It was just so good to see us go out and play with the belief and intensity that we had spoken about,” Arthur was quoted by News Agency AFP.

“When we put all three disciplines together we know we can beat anybody. We now need to stay consistent and ruthless.”

Pakistan posted an impressive 348-8 against a potent England bowling attack, with fifties from veteran Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam and Sarfaraz Ahmed.

Pacers Wahab Riaz and Mohammad Amir, and leg-spinner Shadab Khan, took the wickets to restrict England to 334-9 in their 50 overs.

“You could see the hunger, the determination and the resolve to do well in batting after a horror show and then the bowlers fought hard, so we need to repeat that in the coming matches as well,” said Arthur.

Pakistan has won all seven of their World Cup matches against Sri Lanka dating back to the first tournament in 1975.