Stand-in Australian coach Steve Rixon chats with Australian pacer Mitch Starc ahead of their ODI Series against Pakistan in UAE.


Rixon hoped his players will adjust to the hot conditions in United Arab Emirates during their matches against Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Australia's squad arrived on Wednesday with the temperature as high as 43-degrees Celsius, but Rixon hopes sleeping late and breakfast at noon will help during the series in which one-day games will start as late as 6pm in the evening.

Australia take on Afghanistan in the first-ever one-day game between the two countries in Sharjah on Saturday before facing Pakistan in three one-day and as many Twenty20 games.

The pre-series hype focused on how Australia will cope up with the high temperatures but Rixon said a policy has been devised to combat the oppressive weather.