DARREN LEHMANN

  • Shane Warne in damage control mode after calling Mitchell Starc 'soft' 1 hour 59 minutes ago

    Brisbane: Never too far from controversies, spin legend Shane Warne found himself at the centre of another one when he called pacer Mitchell Starc "soft", but had to offer an explanation after Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann took exception to the description. After Australia endured a tough day in Brisbane heat...
  • Need fit bowlers and quick wickets on day two: Darren Lehmann 21 hours 16 minutes ago

    Australian coach Darren Lehmann praised his team for enduring a tough opening day of the second cricket Test at the Gabba on Wendnesday but said he expects them to come up with a better showing against India on Thursday. Riding on opener Murali Vijay's hundred, India finished the first day on...
  • I think Michael Clarke will be back, says Darren Lehmann 3 days ago

    Adelaide: An injury-ravaged Michael Clarke may have raised doubts about his future by stating that he may never play again, but Australian cricket coach Darren Lehmann is confident that the inspirational skipper will be back sooner or later. "I think he will be back. You have your fingers crossed, we will...
  • Darren Lehmann looks to Phillip Hughes himself to guide grieving team December 7, 2014

    Adelaide: The Australian team is slowly shifting its focus back to cricket after more than a week of emotional turmoil caused by Phillip Hughes' death but coach Darren Lehmann has told his wards to take their time to recover and not push themselves too hard. "With regard to getting back on...
  • Australians not shy of bowling bouncers post Phil Hughes tragedy December 5, 2014

    Adelaide: Returning to the aggressive brand of cricket they are known for, Australian pacers on Friday showed no signs of shying away from bowling bouncers in the aftermath of Phillip Hughes' death as they held their first training session here since the tragedy. There was no shortage of bouncers as the...
  • Michael Clarke still in frame to play Adelaide Test, says Darren Lehmann December 5, 2014

    Australia captain Michael Clarke retains a chance of playing in next week's first Test against India but must prove his fitness with a positive training session, coach Darren Lehmann said on Friday. Clarke has struggled with a third hamstring injury in three months, with his latest rehabilitation disrupted by the tragic...
  • Darren Lehmann says there's no pressure on players to play first Test December 4, 2014

    The funeral of Phillip Hughes has brought an element of closure for Australia's players according to coach Darren Lehmann, who now hopes they will honour their former team mate in the way they play the first Test against India next week. The entire Test squad was in Macksville for Wednesday's funeral...
  • Australia hand coach Darren Lehmann contract extension October 17, 2014

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann has been rewarded for his integral role in turning around the fortunes of the team with a one-year contract extension until June, 2017, Cricket Australia said on Friday. The former Test batsman took over from South African Mickey Arthur in the wake of last year's calamitous tour...
  • Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson set to play against Pakistan September 28, 2014

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann said Sunday that fearsome fast bowler Mitchell Johnson will play in the upcoming Tests and one-day series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates. Johnson was withdrawn from the Twenty20 Champions League with a rib injury, but left with the national squad for the UAE on...
  • Australia coach Darren Lehmann turns heat on spinner Nathan Lyon September 28, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has turned the blowtorch on Nathan Lyon, saying the spinner had not "delivered" in second innings spells to drive the Test team to victory. An orthodox spinner who rarely strays from his stock off-breaks, Lyon will be under pressure to perform in the United Arab Emirates...
  • Saeed Ajmal ban 'good for the game': Darren Lehmann September 14, 2014

    Melbourne: Ahead of Australia's bilateral series against Pakistan in the UAE, coach Darren Lehman has said ICC's decision to ban spinner Saeed Ajmal is "good for the game". Lehmanncoached Australia will play Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates in two Tests, three ODIs and a Twenty20 International in October. Describing the decision...
  • Darren Lehmann dares England to produce green tops August 19, 2014

    Melbourne: Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the 'Old Blighty' next year. "The wickets were quite sporting over there in the last...
  • Refreshed Aussie cricketers ready for the fray, says Lehmann August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular oneday series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14man squad to Harare for a twoweek series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia August 18, 2014

    Brisbane: The continenthopping buildup to the cricket World Cup will start this week for Darren Lehmann and his Australia squad, who'll test themselves against five countries in six months. The Aussies head to Zimbabwe on Wednesday to take on the hosts and South Africa in a limitedovers series. Next stop after...
  • Trevor Bayliss to coach Australia T20 against South Africa June 16, 2014

    New South Wales state coach Trevor Bayliss will take charge of the Australia team in Twenty20 cricket series against South Africa in November to allow head coach Darren Lehmann a week's break at the start of a hectic season. The matches, which open Australia's home season, will be played only days...
  • Australia opener Warner to skip Zimbabwe trip May 16, 2014

    Australia opener David Warner will sit out a triangular oneday international tournament in Zimbabwe in August and September to remain with his partner as she prepares to have their first child. The 27yearold has received the backing of coach Darren Lehmann to miss the two ODIs against both South Africa and...
  • England challenge excites Aussie coach Darren Lehmann May 13, 2014

    Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann says he is excited by the prospect of facing England for the Ashes again next year and played down the seconddivision county opposition dished up for warmup games. The England and Wales Cricket Board on Monday announced the schedule for the 2015 Ashes against their old...
  • Marsh 'to replace Inverarity' as Australia chief selector May 1, 2014

    Sydney: John Inverarity, regarded as one of the architects of Australia's recent success, is expected to stand down as chairman of selectors and be replaced by Rod Marsh, reports said on Thursday. The 70yearold's contract expires at the end of June and Cricket Australia directors will consider changes to the...
  • IPL 7: Darren Lehmann lit a fire under Glenn Maxwell April 24, 2014

    Glenn Maxwell is batting like never before and has put up a spectacle in his three innings so far in IPL 7, and if reports are to be believed, Australia coach Darren Lehmann may have lit a fire under him. The young Aussie, playing for Kings XI Punjab this season,...
  • 'Poor' Haddin ready for a break, says coach Lehmann March 30, 2014

    Australia wicketkeeper Brad Haddin would be disappointed with his form at the World T20 in Bangladesh after an outstanding Test series against England and South Africa, according to coach Darren Lehmann. Haddin missed a regulation stumping chance to dismiss hard-hitting Chris Gayle when on 26 and the batsman went on to...
  • Our performance in World T20 has been disappointing: Lehmann March 29, 2014

    Mirpur: Australian chief coach Darren Lehmann made no bones about the fact that his team has produced "disappointing performance" in the ongoing World Twenty20 where they are virtually out of contention for a semi-finals berth. "It's very much disappointing as we have had around 70 per cent success in all three...
  • Australia to bounce all the world's tailenders: coach March 26, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia's pace attack terrorised England's lower order batsmen with short-pitched bowling during the 5-0 Ashes whitewash and all Test sides can expect the same treatment, according to coach Darren Lehmann. "That (bouncing the tailenders) was one of the things that once made the West Indies so threatening, and they bowled...
  • Lehmann casts doubt on Johnson's World T20 participation March 16, 2014

    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. Johnson, whose quick bowling fired Australia to a 5-0 Ashes sweep and a 2-1 Test series...
  • Australia's Lehmann pleased to be 'bowled out' February 25, 2014

    Cape Town: Australia's dramatic collapse against South Africa at the weekend has drawn inevitable comparisons with their previous Test defeat but vanquished coach Darren Lehmann says the two losses were vastly different. South Africa grabbed nine wickets in a single session after tea to win the second Test in Port Elizabeth...
  • Australia drop assistant coach Rixon from support staff January 29, 2014

    Sydney: Australia continued to make changes to the team's offfield structure by announcing the departure of assistant coach Steve Rixon from its backroom staff, the country's cricket board said on Wednesday. "I've taken the opportunity to look at our current coaching structure and the levels of support I feel we need...
  • Australia to rest Shane Watson for next three ODIs against England January 16, 2014

    Sydney: Allrounder Shane Watson will take a muchneeded break from two upcoming oneday internationals against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The 32yearold rediscovered his batting touch during the Ashes series and has been key to Australia's latest success. He is scheduled to play in Friday's second ODI in Brisbane but was out...
  • Mitchell Johnson rested from opening ODI against England January 9, 2014

    Sydney: Ashes manoftheseries Mitchell Johnson will be rested from the opening oneday international against England to freshen up for the rest of the series, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday. The lethal leftarm paceman was the star of Australia's 50 Ashes clean sweep of the tourists with his express bowling,...
  • Watson lauds Lehmann for bringing back fun for Australia January 6, 2014

    Sydney: Allrounder 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 50 Ashes series thrashing of England. Watson's credentials as a cricketer have never been in doubt but his ability...
  • Shane Watson feels vindicated by Ashes victory January 6, 2014

    Sydney: Australia allrounder Shane Watson says the 50 Ashes clean sweep against England and the team's sharp improvement under coach Darren Lehmann had vindicated his own opposition to the methods of previous coach Mickey Arthur. Watson had wellpublicized issues with Arthur and said on Monday that international cricket had become fun...
  • Cricket Australia to fete team for Ashes win January 5, 2014

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) will hold a public celebration for the Australian Test team here on Tuesday to mark their 50 victory in the Ashes. The free, public event will take place on the Northern Boardwalk of the Sydney Opera House at 11 a.m. where the team will be presented with...