A video of Australian captain George Bailey speaking to the media ahead of the one-off Twenty20 and One-Day Internationals series against in India.
Bailey said that there are advantages of playing in the Indian Premier League. He said players get to know a lot about other players, their personalities and how they approach the game. He added also players get well with the conditions.
Steve Rixon, who will be the coach of the Australian for the India series, said IPL gives an opportunity to learn about Indian players and help them understand how to combat players like Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni and Ravichandran Ashwin. Rixon said the Australian have plenty of homework to do.
Five Australian players has been part of the just concluded Champions League Twenty20 final between Mumbai Indians and Rajasthan Royals. Rixon said it was good that there were five Australian playing in the CLT20 2013 final, however, the players will have to move ahead with the momentum and work on themselves to perform well in the one-off T20 and seven ODIs.
This will be a competition between the No 1 ODI side versus the No 2 ODI side. Rixon said that the characters of the players will help the team be a part of becoming the No 1 ODI team in the world. He said that is the process of growing up to that level.