Finally! I must say I have been waiting, waiting and yes, waiting for Cricket Australia to make a good administrative or team selection call. CA’s selection of Mickey Arthur as Australia’s new coach is logical and sensible.
Unlike past coaches like Buchanan and Nielsen, Arthur will demand and receive respect from the entire Australian cricket team. In his tenure as the South African coach, he wasn’t afraid to speak out and challenge his players but more importantly the administration. Behind close doors, he often confronted South African cricket officials and perhaps this was his downfall in his previous national coaching job. But this time he won’t have to deal with petty officials and racial divisions. Instead, Arthur can focus on what he is paid to do- coach and build a solid relationship with the Australian cricket team.
Arthur has a strong cricket intellect and his presence will be felt.
At last CA are getting their act together. Is this a sign of things to come?