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England in Australia 2018

Australia's ageing game plan badly executed

Jan 20, 2018: Australia will need to sort out their 2015 World Cup configuration before next year's World Cup, otherwise their incumbent head coach will usher in a successor needing to do exactly what he had prescribed after their Champions Trophy exit

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2017-18

Australia find their Test-match tempo

Jan 9, 2018: For Steven Smith and Darren Lehmann, the challenge has been to find a less risky and more sustainable way of running up totals in Test cricket. And they found what they were looking for this Ashes

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2017-18

'Gut feel' selections regain Ashes

Dec 19, 2017: The selections of Tim Paine, and Shaun and Mitchell Marsh were all "gut feel" calls, Darren Lehmann said, while lauding the players for seizing their opportunities

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 3rd Test, Perth, 5th day

England concern over WACA wet patches

Dec 18, 2017: Trevor Bayliss suggested the pitch could be "dangerous" after water crept under the covers in Perth overnight and delayed play on the final day

George Dobell in Perth

The Ashes 2017-18

Moeen calls on England to improve behaviour

Dec 11, 2017: Moeen Ali has admitted England's 'off-field behaviour needs to improve' after Ben Duckett was suspended for the remainder of the England Lions tour

George Dobell in Perth

The Ashes 2017-18

England's over-reaction fuels the booze-cruise narrative

Dec 11, 2017: The attitude towards England's off-field behaviour all stems from that fateful night in Bristol, but the players need to help themselves to shift it

George Dobell in Perth

The Ashes 2017-18

Marsh return puts heat on Handscomb

Dec 10, 2017: Australia's coach Darren Lehmann has hinted strongly at Mitchell Marsh's likely inclusion for the final Ashes Test to be played at the WACA Ground

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2017-18

Adelaide pitch 'fastest in Australia' - Lehmann

Nov 28, 2017: Australia coach Darren Lehmann said that under lights the pitch at the Adelaide Oval quickens up, and this could fit in well with the team's plans of using the short ball against England

Daniel Brettig in Adelaide

The Ashes 2017-18

Better the Marsh we know - Lehmann

Nov 19, 2017: Shaun Marsh's ability to play match-winning innings in the past and his experience pressed his case for an Ashes selection, even as other batsmen failed to cope with the pressure of vying for a spot in the squad

Daniel Brettig

Australian cricket

Australia's Ashes selectors under scrutiny

Nov 15, 2017: Cricket Australia team performance manager Pat Howard would prefer a system which ensures the national coach and a selection manager are the only people involved in choosing a squad

Daniel Brettig

The Ashes 2017-18

Lehmanns can make it work - Alec Stewart

Nov 13, 2017: The former England wicketkeeper says even though Darren Lehmann may have to recuse himself from selection conversations around his son, Jake, the pair can establish a strong father-son, coach-player dynamic

Alan Gardner

The Ashes 2017-18

Stokes incident a 'touchy' subject for Australia coach Lehmann

Oct 6, 2017: Darren Lehmann, Australia's coach, has admitted that Ben Stokes' alleged involvement in a street brawl in Bristol has revived memories of David Hookes' death in 2004

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia news

Darren Lehmann takes time out to ponder collapses

Sep 8, 2017: The Australia coach will skip the limited-overs tour of India to come up with solutions for the team's batting wobbles ahead of the Ashes

Adam Collins

Bangladesh v Australia, 2nd Test, Chittagong, 2nd day

Lehmann hails 'gutsy' Handscomb and Warner

Sep 5, 2017: The Australia coach praised the fight shown by the two batsmen on an extremely hot and humid day in Chittagong

Brydon Coverdale

Bangladesh v Australia, 2nd Test, Chittagong

Unsettled Australia face wicketkeeper crisis

Sep 3, 2017: A day before the Chittagong Test - one that they need to win - the visitors remain unsure what their best XI is

Adam Collins in Chittagong

Australia in Bangladesh 2017

Agar offers us a lot of flexibility - Lehmann

Aug 21, 2017: Darren Lehmann says the pitch in Mirpur could result in Australia fielding two spinners in the first Test

Mohammad Isam

Australia news

Lehmann calls for help from former players in open letter

Aug 18, 2017: In an open letter, Darren Lehmann called on all stakeholders in Australian cricket - most pointedly past great cricketers - for any advice that would help turn around what has been a disappointing year for the national side

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia in Bangladesh 2017

Lehmann confident of Warner's fitness after neck blow

Aug 16, 2017: The batsman passed a concussion test on Tuesday following the incident, but sat out of the final day of the practice game as a precaution

Brydon Coverdale

Champions Trophy 2017

Pay dispute not an 'excuse' for early exit - Lehmann

Jun 11, 2017: After suffering a knockout at the hands of England, Australia's coach Darren Lehmann denied that the ongoing pay dispute involving Cricket Australia and the nation's cricketers played any role in his team's performance

Brydon Coverdale

Australia news

Lehmann sits on fence in pay dispute

May 18, 2017: Australia's coach, Darren Lehmann, has declined to publicly air his views on the ongoing player pay dispute with Cricket Australia, but has emphasised the importance of the two parties getting a deal done soon

Daniel Brettig
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