Darren Lehmann      

Full name Darren Scott Lehmann

Born February 5, 1970, Gawler, South Australia

Current age 44 years 176 days

Major teams Australia, Rajasthan Royals, South Australia, Victoria, Yorkshire

Nickname Boof

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Other Coach

Height 1.76 m

Relation Brother-in-law - C White, Son - J Lehmann

Darren Scott Lehmann
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 42 2 1798 177 44.95 2909 61.80 5 10 214 10 11 0
ODIs 117 101 22 3078 119 38.96 3784 81.34 4 17 227 14 26 0
First-class 284 479 33 25795 339 57.83 82 111 143 0
List A 367 341 61 13122 191 46.86 19 94 109 0
Twenty20 17 17 4 381 48 29.30 323 117.95 0 0 43 2 4 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 27 25 974 412 15 3/42 6/92 27.46 2.53 64.9 0 0 0
ODIs 117 62 1793 1445 52 4/7 4/7 27.78 4.83 34.4 1 0 0
First-class 284 9458 4540 130 4/35 34.92 2.88 72.7 0 0
List A 367 6371 4767 172 4/7 4/7 27.71 4.48 37.0 2 0 0
Twenty20 17 13 228 256 11 3/19 3/19 23.27 6.73 20.7 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut India v Australia at Bangalore, Mar 25-28, 1998 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 26-29, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Aug 30, 1996 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Feb 6, 2005 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1987/88
Last First-class South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Nov 23-25, 2007 scorecard
List A debut 1988/89
Last List A South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Nov 21, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Victoria v South Australia at Melbourne, Jan 8, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Rajasthan Royals v Kings XI Punjab at Jaipur, Apr 21, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 1/12 ACA Masters v Aust Indig Brisbane 16 Nov 2008 Other T20
17 Royals v Kings XI Jaipur 21 Apr 2008 T20
1 Royals v Daredevils Delhi 19 Apr 2008 T20
1/35, 167, 1/15 South Aust v Western Aust Adelaide 23 Nov 2007 FC
0/23, 126* South Aust v Western Aust Adelaide 21 Nov 2007 LA
1/47, 34 South Aust v NSW Adelaide 7 Nov 2007 LA
10, 0/15, 47, 1/47 South Aust v Tasmania Hobart 29 Oct 2007 FC
4, 0/19 South Aust v Tasmania Hobart 27 Oct 2007 LA
66, 36, 0/2 South Aust v Western Aust Adelaide 8 Mar 2007 FC
34, 0/0, 29 South Aust v Tasmania Adelaide 1 Mar 2007 FC
Profile

A prolific run-scorer at domestic level in Australia and England, Darren Lehmann might have played more Test cricket but for the abundance of talented batsmen in Australia in the 1990s and early 2000s. As a stocky, free-scoring left-hander, Lehmann was able to treat spectators to an audacious mixture of aggression and deft finesse. Having arrived on the state cricket scene as a 17-year-old, Lehmann had played more first-class games and scored more runs than any other Australian before making his Test debut in Bangalore in 1998, although his record was later beaten by Michael Hussey. He initially struggled to hold down his Test spot but eventually bucked the trend of youth by establishing himself in the Australia side at 33 with a maiden hundred at Port-of-Spain in his tenth Test, and then two against both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the next 12 months. Named stand-in vice-captain for the 2004 India tour when Ricky Ponting broke his thumb, Lehmann offered to give up his place to Michael Clarke after his amazing debut century at Bangalore, and limped out of the series after the third Test with a torn hamstring. He returned for the home summer but was dropped for good after struggling against Pakistan.

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Mar 22, 2014

Darren Lehmann directs his troops during training, Mirpur, March 22, 2014

Darren Lehmann directs his troops during training

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Feb 18, 2014

10 minutes to training: Darren Lehmann, with John Inverarity, signals to the team, Port Elizabeth, February 18, 2014

10 minutes to training: Darren Lehmann signals to the team

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Feb 10, 2014

Darren Lehmann speaks to Shane Watson, Centurion, February 10, 2014

Darren Lehmann speaks to Shane Watson

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Notes

Walter Lawrence Trophy 2000

State Player of the Year - 2000

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2001

State Player of the Year - 2001

State Player of the Year - 2002

Wisden Australia Cricketer of the Year 2004-05

Country Fixtures Country Results
Australia A v India A at Darwin - Jul 31
India A won by 5 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin - Jul 31
Sth Africa A won by 27 runs
Australia A v India A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
NPS v Sth Africa A at Darwin
Aug 2, 2014 (10:00 local | 00:30 GMT | 20:30 EDT | 19:30 CDT | 17:30 PDT)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 7-10, 2014 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
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