Discipline will bring better results for Pakistan - Arthur


Mickey Arthur wants to eradicate selfish attitudes from Pakistan's squad as he looks to create a strong team ethic.

The former South Africa and Australia coach was named as Waqar Younis' successor after Pakistan slipped down the ICC rankings in one-day cricket and suffered an early exit at the World Twenty20.

Arthur comes with a reputation for hard work, while his time with Australia saw four players axed during a tour of India for ignoring team orders.

And the 47-year-old will approach his new role with the same level of discipline as he tries to revive Pakistan's fortunes ahead of their tour of England later this year.

"I will be tough on discipline and that's the way we can get better and better results," he said. 

"I want everybody to start playing for the team and I don't want any selfish players around.

"Our bowling is good, but we need to lift our batting massively. I will also be tough on fielding and fitness, and need players who can play long term, and these issues are non-negotiable. I also want players who aren't prepared to be bullied.

"I want the team to be up for the challenge. Without a doubt we will go [to England] to win. If the players show improvement, then I know I am doing my job."

The opening Test of Pakistan's four-match series against England starts at Lord's on July 14, followed by five one-day internationals and one Twenty20 international.