Mickey Arthur is a former cricketer and the highly successful cricketing coach of the Australian, South African and Pakistani national cricket teams.
Mickey currently has his own his cricket academy in Perth, Western Australia and is also a much sought after TV/radio cricket commentator both in Australia and internationally.
Mickey has had many years experience in public and corporate speaking throughout the world. His audiences have ranged from aspiring and elite cricketers and other athletes, through to executives, senior management and boards. Comfortable in an intimate board room setting or speaking to large audiences at a conference, corporate lunch, breakfast or dinner environment,
Cricket: Mickey was the type of player who commanded universal respect through his dedication and always showed the attributes of being a good coach. He managed to score a total of 6,557 runs playing for Free State, Griqualand West and South Africa before hanging up his boots in 2001. He commenced his coaching career in the South African domestic competition 2003. In his last two series as coach Mickey managed to guide the team to the finals of the Standard Bank Pro 20 Series. He was selected as coach of the South African national cricket team in May 2005, succeeding Ray Jennings.
In 2008 Mickey became the first South African coach to guide his team to a test series win in Australia. In 12 tours to Australia, spanning almost a century, South Africa had never managed to win a test series in Australia, but Mickey and the team overcame incredible odds to chase down a total of 400 in the first test in Perth. In Melbourne they won again and South Africa became the top-ranked team in Test cricket. Soon after, they became the top-ranked ODI team also.
fter leaving his role of Coach of South Africa in 2010, Mickey and his family moved to Perth, Western Australia where he took over as Head Coach of the W.A. State men’s team in 2010. After only 18 months in the role he was appointed National Coach of the Australian cricket team in 2011, one of the most prestigious positions in world cricket. He coached the Australian cricket team until 2013