Trailing 1-2 in the seven-match ODI series with another wash-out looming large, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Friday said his team now faces a do-or-die situation in the remaining matches against Australia.
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.
Despite virtually being assured of a berth in the play-offs, Chennai Super Kings would look to continue their impressive show in the IPL when they take on Rajasthan Royals here tomorrow to ensure a top-two finish in the league stage, fielding coach Steve Rixon said on Saturday.
Albie Morkel is likely to miss his third straight game in the ongoing Indian Premier League as the recovery process of the injured Chennai Super Kings speedster from South Africa is ‘pretty slow’, according to fielding coach Steve Rixon.
Adamant on sticking to pace despite the dustbowls that await them, Australia`s acting head coach Steve Rixon on Saturday said his team`s success in the upcoming Test series against India would depend a lot on how quickly it adapts to local conditions.
Australia’s stand-in head coach Steve Rixon believes Pakistan poses a significant threat to his team, but admitted to being surprised at Younis Khan and Umar Gul’s omission from the host team for the upcoming series.
Cricket Australia says Steve Rixon will coach the Australian team in its one day internationals against Afghanistan and Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates later this month, temporarily taking the reins from head coach Mickey Arthur.