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Rixon can be Aus coach: Lee
Tuesday 25 October 2011

Experienced pacer Brett Lee feels there is no need to conduct a global search for a new coach and current Australian fielding coach Steve Rixon can become the long-term successor to Tim Nielsen.

"They can search the world, and I think it's important they do look at the options, but there's something in our backyard that I think we should use," Lee was quoted as saying in the Sydney Morning Herald.

"He's (Steve Rixon) been great for me. You look back at his record - everything he's touched has turned to gold. The guys love him around the side. He brings a different coaching method to a lot of other people. If I could have it my way, I'd definitely have him as head coach," he added.

The 57-year-old Rixon’s exploits in the Indian Premier League also speaks about his ability as during his stint with the Chennai Super Kings as an assistant coach, the Twenty20 team won two IPL titles and a Champions League crown.

Lee also backed pace sensation Patrick Cummins and said the youngster was ready to make his Test debut despite having played just three first-class games.

"To have the cricket brain he has at the age of 18, I haven't seen that from a lot of the youngsters," Lee said.

"I'm expecting great things from him, and if he's bowling that pace why not get him into the Test side now?" he added.

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