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  • Ricky Ponting named Australia assistant coach for T20s

    Sydney: Ricky Ponting will be an assistant coach during Australia’s Twenty20 international series against England and New Zealand next month, Cricket Australia said today. The former Australia captain will work under head coach Darren Lehmann, while Troy Cooley and Matthew Mott will help out during the series.

  • Darren Lehmann to step down in 2019

    Melbourne : Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview aired on Monday.

  • Australian coach Darren Lehmann to step down in 2019

    Melbourne: Australia cricket coach Darren Lehmann will not seek to renew his contract when his current deal expires at the end of 2019, he said in an interview aired today. Lehmann outlined his plans to Fox Sports, declaring the English summer season in 18 months will be his last hurrah. Australia will seek to defend their World Cup title in the first half of the 2019 English season before playing Ashes Test

  • England’s alcohol issues no joke, says Lehmann

    Perth : Australia coach Darren Lehmann says England’s latest alcohol-fuelled indiscretion is no laughing matter and his team are not relishing the tourists’ misfortunes.

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    Australian coach Darren Lehmann says he may ditch limited-overs role

    Sydney: Australia coach Darren LehmannTuesday said an increasingly punishing cricket calendar may leave him with “no choice” but to hand over responsibility for the country’s one-day and Twenty20 sides, leaving him to focus solely on Tests. Health issues and a heavy workload has seen the 47-year-old miss several one-day and Twenty20 series in recent years, including the just-ended limited-overs tour of India.

  • Lehmann disappointed with Kohli’s comment

    New Delhi : Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Wednesday said he is disappointed with India captain Virat Kohli for declaring that he is no longer friends with Australian players after an aggressively-contested Test series.

  • ‘Must apply Dubai lessons to save Test’

    “We’ve got to cope with it as best we can and come up with a plan, and we’ve done a lot of practice in those conditions so I’m really confident they can do the job and see how they go. Be a great challenge for them,” Lehmann told reporters at the end of the fourth day’s play. (more…)

  • Lehmann dimisses Kohli’s allegations

    Bengaluru : Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Wednesday dismissed Virat Kohli’s allegation that his team repeatedly sought DRS inputs from the dressing room, insisting that the second Test was played the right way.

  • ‘Toss will have no bearing’

    Pune : Australia coach Darren Lehmann is in favour of doing away with the toss, and feels that flip of the coin won’t have any bearing on the result of the upcoming Test series in India.

  • Kangaroos hammered

    Hobart : South Africa demolished Australia by an innings and 80 runs after yet another batting collapse to claim their third successive Test series Down Under on Tuesday, piling the pressure on coach Darren Lehmann and captain Steve Smith.

  • ‘Only four players are safe’

    Coach Darren Lehmann declared only four players were sure to keep their places in the Australian team after another batting collapse.

  • SA take 86-run lead over Aussies

    Hobart : Australia coach Darren Lehmann said his team would have to improve their fragile batting against the swinging ball after reaching another crisis against South Africa in the second Test in Hobart today. South Africa reached 171/5 at stumps on the opening day of the second cricket Test, to take an 86-run lead in the first innings after Australia were skittled out for a paltry 85 at the Bellerive Oval here

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    Re-signed Australia coach Lehmann identifies 2017 India tour as main target

    Melbourne : Australian head coach Darren Lehmann, whose contract has been extended until 2019, has declared that next year’s Test tour of India is his main focus but insisted his side need to rectify their frailties in order to improve their performances on the subcontinent.

  • Jason Gillespie on brink of landing Australia bowling coach job

    Sydney : Jason Gillespie looks set to be appointed as Australia full-time fast bowling coach as discussions about bringing the former pacer in the national team are reportedly at an ‘advanced level’. Australia, the top-ranked Test side, have been without a full-time bowling coach since the departure of Craig McDermott following the conclusion of the World Twenty20 last month.

  • Lehmann expects India to lift World T20 title

    Sydney: Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes that hosts India will lift the coveted World Twenty20 title for a second time after they ended the Steve Smith-led side’s hopes of making it to the semifinals on Sunday. Star batsman Virat Kohli smacked an unbeaten 82 as India defeated Australia by six wickets in a tense quasi quarterfinal clash in Mohali to set up a semifinal showdown against West Indies in Mumbai on Thursday.

  • After illness, Lehmann to return to OZ camp

    Wellington : Australian cricket team’s head coach Darren Lehmann will return to the side on Saturday subsequent to being given medical clearance to return to work after he was diagnosed on January 23 with deep vein thrombosis.

  • Ian Chappell slams Smith for proposing deal for match outcome

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has taken a swipe at current skipper Steve Smith for seeking a deal with the West Indies to trigger a result during the rain ravaged third and final Test which petered out in a tame draw last week. West Indies skipper Jason Holder rejected Smith’s proposal of an Australian run-chase of 370 from 70 overs on the final day of the Test in which two full

  • Ready for ‘aggressive’ Ind: Darren

    Perth : Australia coach Darren Lehmann expects the upcoming limited-overs series against India to be an exciting one given the “aggressive” brand of cricket that MSD’s men have been playing of late. “They are a good one-day side as they made the semis of the World Cup. They are a quality side so from our point of view we have got to start well and play well against them. We haven’t played in Perth

  • Declaration offer rebuffed by WI: Steve Smith

    Smith said he approached his opposite number Jason Holder with an offer to declare at 0-0 and then allow the tourists to build a 370-run lead with 70 overs to play.