Darren Lehmann

  • Darren Lehmann dares England to produce green tops 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    Brisbane: Australia will be looking to shake off the rust quickly after a long break when their triangular one-day series begins in Zimbabwe next week, coach Darren Lehmann said Monday. Michael Clarke will lead a 14-man squad to Harare for a two-week series that also involves South Africa in Australia's first...
  • World Cup buildup begins now for Australia 4 days ago

    Brisbane: The continent-hopping 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 limited-overs 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 one-day international tournament in Zimbabwe in August and September to remain with his partner as she prepares to have their first child. The 27-year-old 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 second-division county opposition dished up for warm-up 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 70-year-old'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 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 need...
  • Australia to rest Shane Watson for next three ODIs against England January 16, 2014

    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 was out...
  • Mitchell Johnson rested from opening ODI against England January 9, 2014

    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 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 5-0 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 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 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 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 with...
  • Darren Lehmann sets Australia target of winning away in 2014 January 3, 2014

    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. We...
  • Lehmann wants Australia to pile woe on wounded England December 22, 2013

    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 against...
  • Happy with Australia's performance: Mickey Arthur December 19, 2013

    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 first...
  • Ashes win justifies Arthur sacking: CA chief December 18, 2013

    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 series...
  • 'Glory days are back', say Aussie media December 18, 2013

    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 Malcolm...
  • 'Boof' behind Australia's Ashes turnaround December 17, 2013

    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 stepping...
  • Shane Watson lauds coach Darren Lehmann influence on team December 16, 2013

    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 Test...
  • Lyon likely to play in Perth scorcher: Lehmann December 11, 2013

    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 the...
  • Ryan Harris to play, Aussie rotation over: Darren Lehmann November 30, 2013

    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 with...
  • Lehmann urges fans to keep the pressure on England November 29, 2013

    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 November 27, 2013

    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 but...