The upcoming Test series against West Indies this month will be Mickey Arthur’s last task as the Head Coach of Sri Lanka. Arthur will presently take up the job of Derbyshire’s Head of Cricket following the finish of the two-Test series.
The 53-year-old assumed control over the Sri Lanka job last year in February with the group going through an unpleasant stage. However, they have since given indications of progress that reflected in a good appearance in the T20 World Cup where they dominated five matches and lost three.
Arthur, eminent for his training spell with South Africa somewhere in the range of 2005 and 2010, later instructed Australia too prior to winning the Champions Trophy with Pakistan in 2017. He will presently supplant Dave Houghton at Derbyshire, who left after the 2021 season.
“This is the beginning of an astonishing venture at Derbyshire, with numerous youthful players, and I’m truly eager to be a piece of that and to carry my vision to the Club,” Arthur said.
“It’s another test and one which I’m anxious to stall out into and lead this Club to progress. There’s a decent crew at Derbyshire and I need us to play a positive style of cricket, we will not fear any group and I’m anticipating seeing what we can accomplish for our allies.”
The first of the two Tests at Galle starts on November 21. The subsequent Test, Arthur’s last game with Sri Lanka, is planned to start on November 29 after which he will interface up with Derbyshire.
“Mickey is one of the most profoundly respected mentors in world cricket and this is a vital arrangement for the Club in front of a significant winter period,” Derbyshire Chairman, Ian Morgan said.
“All through this enlistment cycle, Mickey has perceived our legacy as a region, yet additionally coordinated with our aspiration with a longing to have a beneficial outcome at Derbyshire. We need to push ahead from last season. We have a capable gathering of players and with another Head of Cricket bringing a new methodology, it is an astonishing time for our Members and allies.”