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Mickey Arthur Urges ICC To Reconsider Net Run Rate Rule

Mickey Arthur Urges ICC To Reconsider Net Run Rate Rule

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  7 July 2019 8:35 AM GMT

London: Pakistan coach Mickey Arthur urged the International Cricket Council (ICC) to give the head-to-head record a higher priority than net run rate after the team’s final game of the 2019 World Cup against Bangladesh.

“I would have liked the ICC to consider head to head because tonight we would be in the semi-final. It is disappointing, and it just goes back to our first game (a heavy defeat) against the West Indies,” Mickey Arthur said.

“We had an opportunity to beat Australia and we didn’t take that. Those are the two nightmares I’m going to have,” he added.

Pakistan went into the match against Bangladesh on Friday needing to win by a record margin in order to pip New Zealand to final semi-final spot on the basis of net run rate.

Batting first, they ended their innings on 315/9 and needed to bowl out Bangladesh for seven in order to get to the top four. They eventually won the match by a comprehensive margin of 94 runs but that wasn’t enough for them to seal a spot in the semi-final.

“What the system has done to us is that after one very poor game, you really battle to recover again. So it’s a very disappointed dressing room, no congratulations going on because we haven’t qualified. Congratulations to the four who have, I think they’ve played the best cricket so far and may the best team win,” said Arthur. IANS

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