Former Australia coach Ric Charlesworth and former Dutch coach Max Caldas were awarded the inaugural Coach of the Year for the men's and women's team respectively, the International Hockey Federation (FIH) said here on Friday.
Josh Hazlewood may finally earn his baggy green cap this week when Australia play India in the second Test of the four-match series at the Gabba. And giving that hint is non other than Australia coach Darren Lehman.
Mitchell Johnson`s hopes of playing in the Twenty20 World Cup looked to be fading on Sunday when Australia coach Darren Lehmann cast doubt on whether the paceman would be fit enough to travel to Bangladesh.
All-rounder Shane Watson has credited coach Darren Lehmann for bringing the fun factor back to the Australian dressing room and allowing the team to enjoy playing cricket once more in the 5-0 Ashes series thrashing of England.
Australia coach Steve Rixon feels that stints of some of his players in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the just concluded Champions League Twenty20 will stand in good stead when they face-off with hosts India in the one-off Twenty20 and the seven-match ODIs series starting Oct 10.
Australian coach Mickey Arthur is not complaining that India has prepared rank turners, where some of his players stand "exposed" against spin, as he feels the host nation must prepare tracks that suit their strength.