Arthur sets sight on ‘new era’ for Pakistan cricket after Misbah, Younis

ISLAMABAD: Head coach Mickey Arthur is ready to usher in what he said would be a “new era” for Pakistan cricket when his team takes on Sri Lanka in the first Test beginning from Thursday.

“A new era is about to begin for [Pakistan cricket] after Misbah and Younis,” Arthur told reporters during practice in Abu Dhabi on Monday.

“Sri Lanka won’t be an easy opponent,” he said, while expressing good wishes for Sarfraz Ahmed, who will be playing his first Test as captain this week, private news channel reported.

Arthur said there were no fitness issues in the team. “Yasir has been bowling with (full rhythm) in the nets, we have no fitness problems so far.”

The coach said one or two uncapped players will be given a chance to make their debuts during the first Test.