The two players have conveyed their unavailability for the World Group I play-off tie to be played in February but have not specified the reason behind their decision.
Arthur said the players' inability to socialise during such a long tournament has affected them during the quadrennial showpiece.
Though the performances of the home side gives cause for a good amount of cheer, it is too early to get into the celebratory mode as there are five more weeks to go before the final.
'It didn't seem like an ICC event to be brutally honest,' the Pakistan team director said after his side's seven-wicket loss.
More than the Pakistan batters throwing their wickets away it was a case of some exceptional bowling by the Indians, especially Jasprit Bumrah.
Indian skipper Rohit Sharma led the chase with a blistering 86, and the two-time champions romped home in 30.3 overs.
Hundreds of cricket enthusiasts, cutting across age groups, watched the much-awaited high-profile India-Pakistan match of the ICC Men’s World Cup at a PVR screen in Lulu Mall.
Erasmus is a top umpire and it was a suprise to see him make such silly errors. Maybe the pressure of the occasion got to him.
The elegant right-hander returned to the nets on Thursday and Rohit was optimistic of having his opening partner back for the tournament's most anticipated match.
India have a 7-0 head-to-head record over their arch-rivals in the mega event.