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Not the end of the road for Shane Watson
Not the end of the road for Shane Watson

Watson was dropped ahead of second Ashes Test Australian coach Darren Lehmann insists that it is not the end of Shane Watson’s Test run despite him being replaced by Mitchell Marsh for the crucial Lord’s Test in the Ashes series. Lehmann said that Watson had won a place in the side for Cardiff Test by a small margin, and after a poor performance with the bat and ball, the selectors believed that Marsh deserv

Jul 17 2015
Australia-New Zealand to play historic day-night Test
Australia-New Zealand to play historic day-night Test

The match will be played at the Adelaide Oval Australia and New Zealand are all set to play first ever day-night Test match in the history of cricket this November. The ties between both the nations will resume after a gap of four years. The experimental Test match will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Australia with a Kookaburra pink ball. This will be the first when a Test match will be played under flood lights. Channel Nine, the broa

Jun 30 2015
Target is to play all five Ashes Tests: Ryan Harris
Target is to play all five Ashes Tests: Ryan Harris

Harris has taken 117 wickets in 27 Tests he played in his career Canterbury, June 28 (IANS) Australia bowler Ryan Harris is determined to feature in all five Ashes Tests this summer and pick up just where he left off here in 2013, when he was Australia's leading bowler in the series against England. Harris returned from a near six-month competitive layoff in the tour match against English county side Kent where he claimed two wickets on

Jun 28 2015
India in good hands with Virat Kohli as Test leader: Glenn McGrath
India in good hands with Virat Kohli as Test leader: Glenn McGrath

Glenn McGrath Mumbai, June 1 (IANS) Australian fast bowling legend Glenn McGrath believes India's flamboyant batsman and Test skipper Virat Kohli is the right person to lead the team and his aggressive approach both on and off the field is a positive sign as long as he is scoring runs. "I think it is a positive. Because you want a leader who is strong, who wouldn't take a backward step, who would lead by example. But you don

Jun 1 2015
Australia's playing XI for first West Indies Test to be decided later: Darren Lehmann
Australia's playing XI for first West Indies Test to be decided later: Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann North Sound (Antigua), May 30 (IANS) Australia cricket head coach Darren Lehmann says the selectors will wait until early next week to make up their minds about Australia's playing eleven for the first Test against the West Indies in Dominica. The Aussies completed their only warm-up match of the tour here on Friday, a three-day game against a West Indies President's XI that ended in a draw. The wicket at Windsor Pa

Darren Lehmann supports CA's stance to stamp out homophobia in sport
Darren Lehmann supports CA's stance to stamp out homophobia in sport

Australia coach darren Lehmann watches over a World Cup practice session Sydney, May 17: Australia coach Darren Lehmann has backed Cricket Australia's (CA) stance in stamping out homophobia in sport. "Everyone's entitled to their sexuality ... so from my point of view we've got to stamp it out right now, socially, also in our sport - and it happens in all sports I'm sure - and make it acceptable for people to be wh

May 18 2015
Australian Darren Lehmann limits his coaching tenure
Australian Darren Lehmann limits his coaching tenure

Darren Lehmann Melbourne, May 8 (IANS) Australia cricket chief coach Darren Lehmann says he has the "best job in the world" - but don't expect the Ashes and World Cup-winning coach to be doing it forever. In the next two years leading up to the Champions Trophy, Australia travel to the West Indies, England, Bangladesh, New Zealand, South Africa, India and Sri Lanka, along with two jam-packed home summers, reports cricket.

May 8 2015
England must learn from Australia if they are to achieve real regime change
England must learn from Australia if they are to achieve real regime change

England players train in Antigua on tour of West Indies A lot can happen in two years. The last time England hosted Australia in an Ashes series, the former exuded serenity while the latter were embroiled in turmoil. Darren Lehmann was drafted in as Australia’s emergency coach following the sacking of Mickey Arthur due to homework-gate, David Warner was engaged in a fracas with Joe Root in a bar, and to cap it off, they failed to

Apr 12 2015
Darren Lehmann wants Aussie fans to pack the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday
Darren Lehmann wants Aussie fans to pack the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday

Darren Lehmann has urged for more home support Australian coach Darren Lehmann has joined Michael Clarke and David Warner in urging fellow Australians to fill the Sydney Cricket Ground(SCG) on Tuesday when his side takes on India in the second semi-final of the 2015 World Cup.  Both Clarke and Warner had tweeted on Friday, asking the fans to colour the SCG with gold during the semifinal clash. I call on all Australian cricket lover

Mar 24 2015
Darren Lehmann unfazed by ICC's crackdown on bad behaviour
Darren Lehmann unfazed by ICC's crackdown on bad behaviour

Darren Lehmann Melbourne, Feb 11 - Australian coach Darren Lehmann appears to be ignoring the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) crackdown on bad on-field behaviour, saying he'll let his team continue playing in the style that created so much controversy over the summer. The ICC has been upfront in admitting it will be targeting players who overuse sledging at the World Cup, with certain unnamed repeat offenders in the governin

Feb 11 2015
Tired of speculation about Michael Clarke's fitness: Darren Lehmann
Tired of speculation about Michael Clarke's fitness: Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann Sydney, Feb 3 - Australian head coach Darren Lehmann said on Tuesday he is "sick" of hearing speculation around regular skipper Michael Clarke's fitness and captaincy. Lehmann insisted that the injured skipper is recovering ahead of his scheduled comeback and was hopeful he would make a comeback in the side before the February 21 deadline given to him. "I'm sick of it," Lehmann was quoted as

Feb 3 2015
Darren Lehmann expects big things from Shaun Marsh and Moises Henriques
Darren Lehmann expects big things from Shaun Marsh and Moises Henriques

Shaun Marsh  Perth, Feb 1 (IANS) Australia coach Darren Lehmann believes that the two standout batsmen from T20 Big Bash League final - Shaun Marsh and Moises Henriques - are set to shine at international level. Incumbent Test No.5 Shaun Marsh guided Perth Scorchers to their second-straight BBL title with a measured 73 from 59 balls at the top of the innings against their final opponents Sydney Sixers, for whom captain Moises Henrique

Feb 1 2015
Ryan Harris will miss Australia's West Indies Tour
Ryan Harris will miss Australia's West Indies Tour

Ryan Harris Ryan Harris will, likely, give Australia’s tour of the West Indies a miss as the birth of his child is to coincide with the series. As the Caribbean is the furthest place from Australia, coach Darren Lehmann has advised Harris to skip the tour and be with his family. Harris said, “I spoke to Darren about it. Before I did he spoke to me and told me I would stay at home. “The West Indies is the furthes

Jan 13 2015
Mike Young returns as Australian fielding coach
Mike Young returns as Australian fielding coach

Mike Young Melbourne, Jan 10 - Australia's squad for the tri-series, involving India and England, and the ICC Cricket World Cup will be boosted by the return of American fielding guru Mike Young. According to the Cricket Australia (CA) website, current fielding consultant Greg Blewett will be in Adelaide in the coming days for the birth of his child. Young, therefore, will link up with the side after the 15-man squad for the tri-series

Jan 10 2015
Australia's poor fielding due to lack of confidence: Darren Lehmann
Australia's poor fielding due to lack of confidence: Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann Melbourne, Dec 31 (IANS) Coach Darren Lehmann has said Australia's poor fielding played a critical role in his team's failure to win the third Test, and suspects it to be a confidence issue. India lost six second innings wickets but hung on to draw the third Test despite being in a spot of bother chasing a 384-run target on the fifth and final day at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) on Tuesday. India's cause wa

Jan 1 2015
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