Darren Lehmann

  • 'Poor' Haddin ready for a break, says coach Lehmann 30-03-2014 09:27 AM

    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...
  • Our performance in World T20 has been disappointing: Lehmann 29-03-2014 01:10 PM

    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...
  • Australia to bounce all the world's tailenders: coach 26-03-2014 02:34 PM

    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...
  • Lehmann casts doubt on Johnson's World T20 participation 16-03-2014 10:58 AM

    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...
  • Australia's Lehmann pleased to be 'bowled out' 25-02-2014 08:52 AM

    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...
  • Australia drop assistant coach Rixon from support staff 29-01-2014 01:47 PM

    Sydney: Australia continued to make changes to the team's off-field 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...
  • Australia to rest Shane Watson for next three ODIs against England 16-01-2014 09:11 AM

    Sydney: Allrounder Shane Watson will take a much-needed break from two upcoming one-day internationals against England, Cricket Australia said Thursday. The 32-year-old 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...
  • Mitchell Johnson rested from opening ODI against England 09-01-2014 10:59 AM

    Sydney: Ashes man-of-the-series Mitchell Johnson will be rested from the opening one-day international against England to freshen up for the rest of the series, Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Thursday. The lethal left-arm paceman was the star of Australia's 5-0 Ashes clean sweep of the tourists with his express...
  • Watson lauds Lehmann for bringing back fun for Australia 06-01-2014 04:25 PM

    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 5-0 Ashes series thrashing of England. Watson's credentials as a cricketer have never been in doubt but his...
  • Shane Watson feels vindicated by Ashes victory 06-01-2014 02:32 PM

    Sydney: Australia allrounder Shane Watson says the 5-0 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 well-publicized issues with Arthur and said on Monday that international cricket had become...
  • Cricket Australia to fete team for Ashes win 05-01-2014 05:13 PM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia (CA) will hold a public celebration for the Australian Test team here on Tuesday to mark their 5-0 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...
  • Darren Lehmann sets Australia target of winning away in 2014 03-01-2014 08:37 AM

    Sydney: Triumphant coach Darren Lehmann has revealed his New Year's resolution for Australia to win away from home on the road to regaining world number number one status. "I want Australia to again become a winning side away from home," Lehmann wrote in his column for Friday's The Telegraph newspaper....
  • Lehmann wants Australia to pile woe on wounded England 22-12-2013 01:34 PM

    Australia coach Daren Lehmann has called on his top order to hammer home the Ashes pain for a dispirited and depleted England in the fourth Test starting on Thursday as they chase a 5-0 whitewash. The hosts have already reclaimed the urn with three big victories in the opening Tests...
  • Happy with Australia's performance: Mickey Arthur 19-12-2013 03:27 PM

    Melbourne: Mickey Arthur, who was sacked unceremoniously by Cricket Australia (CA) as the Australia coach earlier this year, has moved on in his life. The South African has tried to keep himself away Australia's Ashes win but he is happy. Earlier this year, with less than three weeks before the...
  • Ashes win justifies Arthur sacking: CA chief 18-12-2013 08:54 AM

    Sydney: Cricket Australia chief James Sutherland on Wednesday said Australia's comprehensive Ashes victory justified the decision to sack Mickey Arthur as coach, hailing the team's new mindset. South African Arthur was fired just 16 days before the start of the Ashes in England earlier this year after a shambolic Test...
  • 'Glory days are back', say Aussie media 18-12-2013 08:45 AM

    Sydney: Australia's media wallowed in the Ashes humbling of old enemy England on Wednesday, saying "they urn-ed it" and the glory days are back. The triumph was given prominent coverage, with the Sydney Daily Telegraph screaming "No mercy for the dismal Poms" while lavishing praise on Michael Clarke. Cricket writer...
  • 'Boof' behind Australia's Ashes turnaround 17-12-2013 03:36 PM

    Perth: Australia's dramatic turnaround to dominate England and win back the Ashes just months after a 3-0 series defeat to their traditional rivals has largely been attributed to the man they call "Boof". Darren Lehmann has been the instigator of a re-invigoration of Australian cricket in just six months, since...
  • Shane Watson lauds coach Darren Lehmann influence on team 16-12-2013 07:25 PM

    Perth: Allrounder Shane Watson said on Monday the Australian team had turned the corner since the appointment of Darren Lehmann as national coach. Lehmann took over from Mickey Arthur after the South African mentor was sacked just 13 days before the previous Ashes series in England. Australia didn't win a...
  • Lyon likely to play in Perth scorcher: Lehmann 11-12-2013 02:09 PM

    Sydney: Spinner Nathan Lyon is likely to retain his place in the Australia side for the third Ashes Test despite the attractions of going with a four-pronged pace attack in Perth this week, coach Darren Lehmann said on Wednesday. The hosts could wrap up the series 3-0 with victory at...
  • Ryan Harris to play, Aussie rotation over: Darren Lehmann 30-11-2013 01:34 PM

    Adelaide: Coach Darren Lehmann on Saturday pronounced Australia's controversial bowler rotation policy dead and buried and said pace spearhead Ryan Harris would not be rested from next week's second Ashes Test in Adelaide. Lehmann also said Australian players would not sledge England about batsman Jonathan Trott, who has returned home...
  • Lehmann urges fans to keep the pressure on England 29-11-2013 09:13 AM

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann added fuel to the fiery Ashes series on Friday by urging Australia fans to keep the heat on England and said he wanted his own team to continue playing "aggressive, in-your-face" cricket. Lehmann's side took a 1-0 series lead after some intimidating, short-pitched fast bowling by...
  • I'm concerned about Australia, not England: Darren Lehmann 27-11-2013 09:08 AM

    Australia coach Darren Lehmann has no plans to meet Andy Flower to defuse any lingering tension from the spiteful first Test in Brisbane and said the England team director needed to worry about his own players rather than their opponents. Australia thrashed the tourists by 381 runs at the Gabba...
  • Mitchell Johnson could fire again in Adelaide, warns Lehmann 25-11-2013 10:33 AM

    Brisbane: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has warned England that paceman Mitchell Johnson could fire again in the second Ashes Test next week, even if the Adelaide Oval serves up a relatively docile surface. Johnson was back to his brilliant, pacy best in the first Test at the Gabba, claiming Man-of-the-Match...
  • Shane Watson likely to be fit ahead of Ashes: Darren Lehmann 09-11-2013 02:58 PM

    Melbourne: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann on Saturday said that allrounder Shane Watson is recuperating quickly from his injury and will likely be fit for the first Ashes Test starting Nov 21 in Brisbane. "The reports from our medical team on Shane's recovery from injury are pleasing. He is making...
  • Cricket Australia mulling over 'split coaching' formula 19-10-2013 11:11 AM

    Sydney: The split captaincy across three formats has been a practise among international cricket teams for some time but Cricket Australia now is toying with the idea of having different coaches in different formats. Cricket Australia isn't ruling out appointment of different head coaches for different formats in future, but...
  • Lehmann calls on former Australia cricket greats for Ashes answers 10-10-2013 08:19 PM

    Sydney: Coach Darren Lehmann gathered some of the country's top cricket minds Thursday to discuss ways Australia can improve their batting before the return Ashes series against England starting next month. Lehmann talked for over four hours with a group of 20 former Test stars in Sydney to seek solutions...
  • Coach Darren Lehmann vows stability for Australia 05-10-2013 09:41 AM

    Sydney: Coach Darren Lehmann has vowed there will be more stability in the Australian team for the return Ashes series after repeated chopping and changing in England without success. Australia used 17 players in the recent Tests against England and, including the matches in India earlier this year, have picked...
  • Clarke, Pattinson injury worries for Australia 03-10-2013 08:58 PM

    Sydney: Australia captain Michael Clarke says there is no guarantee he will play in the first Ashes Test against England in November, while fast bowler James Pattinson says he could miss at least two matches in the five-Test series. Clarke, who withdrew from Australia's limited-overs team for India earlier this...
  • England hit back at Lehmann's 'dour' jibe 23-09-2013 07:57 PM

    England defended their approach to cricket after Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Monday they were a "dour side". Although England completed a third-straight Ashes Test series win at home to Australia last month by taking a five-match series 3-0, they were criticised for an excessively defensive approach with both...
  • Australia could have lost Ashes 5-0, says Stuart Broad 19-09-2013 08:35 PM

    London: England fast bowler Stuart Broad on Thursday dismissed claims by Australia coach Darren Lehmann that the tourists were unlucky to lose this year's Ashes series. Lehmann said after England's 3-0 victory that Australia could have won at least two Tests, after the third Test at Old Trafford fell victim...