Arthur: Inconsistency must end
Coach says Australian public deserve better
Last Updated: July 13, 2012 8:53am
Mickey Arthur: Insists talent is there
Coach Mickey Arthur says inconsistency has become a trait of Australia's one-day team and is demanding they put it right.
The Australians have just been thrashed 4-0 by England - Tuesday's defeat at Old Trafford completing the rout - and now Arthur is looking to turn the Aussies' fortunes around, saying they should follow the example set by the country's Test team.
"I've always said there has been something missing in our one-day squad," Arthur said.
"Our Test team is very settled - it's hard-nosed, it fights hard and it knows its role exactly.
"The one-day team is still a little bit uncertain. Even though we won the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia, we were a little too inconsistent for my liking. That's been a trait of this team so far and I don't like that.
"We've got to get back to winning consistently because that's what the public of Australia deserve and that's what we stand for as the Australian cricket team.
"We won't leave any stone unturned in our preparation and our quest to stay at number one in this form of the game. We have the talent, we just have to take it out in the middle and perform."
Australia's first chance to do so will be against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates next month.