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'They're bloody good human beings and I love them dearly'

May 6, 2018: Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann is often in touch with Smith, Warner and Bancroft, while former captain Mark Taylor says Smith could prove to be a better captain if given a second chance

ESPNcricinfo staff

Cricket Australia and the ICC have to take some blame for poor player behaviour

Apr 1, 2018: They have consistently failed to halt the slide in on-field behaviour that has increasingly undermined the game's image

Ian Chappell

Ball-tampering scandal

Smith's tears force Lehmann to step down as Australia coach

Mar 29, 2018: Darren Lehmann has announced that the Johannesburg Test will be his last as Australia coach, as the ball-tampering scandal that occurred in the Cape Town Test continues to take its toll on Australian cricket

Daniel Brettig

Ball-tampering scandal

Reverse swing: cricket's ball-tampering problem in plain sight

Mar 28, 2018: Everyone knows about the methods used by players to make the ball reverse, but few in power have chosen to take issue with it - until now

Jarrod Kimber

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Humbled Lehmann looks to New Zealand culture

Mar 28, 2018: The Australia coach pointed to the example of New Zealand's cultural regeneration as the way forward for his team as they look to win fans' faith back

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

Sutherland: Sanctions for 'causing damage to the game', not tampering

Mar 28, 2018: Following the announcement of sanctions, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland answered questions about Darren Lehmann's role, David Warner's future, and the Australian team culture

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

Australia in South Africa 2017-18

The six words that put Lehmann in the clear

Mar 28, 2018: James Sutherland on why Cricket Australia's investigations found Darren Lehmann to be distanced from the ball-tampering incident

Daniel Brettig in Johannesburg

Ball-tampering scandal

'Lehmann is one of the good guys' - Allan Border

Mar 28, 2018: With Darren Lehmann set to speak publicly for the first time since the ball-tampering scandal broke, former Australia captain Allan Border has thrown his support behind the under-fire coach

ESPNcricinfo staff

Australia's ball-tampering scandal

Lehmann at heart of cultural contradiction

Mar 27, 2018: Cricket Australia claim they want to tackle their team's cultural malaise, yet they've stood by the man most associated with the winning-at-all-costs mentality

Daniel Brettig

Ball-tampering scandal

Smith, Warner and Bancroft to leave South Africa

Mar 27, 2018: Australia coach Darren Lehmann was found to have had no knowledge of the ball-tampering plan, and will remain in his position

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Smith, Warner, Lehmann in sights as Sutherland flies to SA

Mar 26, 2018: In the face of universal outrage over the ball-tampering controversy, the chief executive will arrive in Johannesburg on Tuesday to assess the findings of the integrity officer's hurried investigation

Daniel Brettig

South Africa v Australia, 3rd Test, Cape Town, 2nd day

Newlands crowd abuse 'disgraceful'- Lehmann

Mar 23, 2018: Cricket Australia has made a written complaint to Cricket South Africa about taunts largely directed at the partners and families of Steven Smith's team

Daniel Brettig in Cape Town

South Africa v Australia. 2nd Test, Port Elizabeth

Elgar, Amla taught us a lesson - Lehmann

Mar 13, 2018: The coach believes the pair's 88-run stand, which weathered extended periods of reverse-swing from Australia's quicks, helped AB de Villiers play with far more freedom alongside the tail

Daniel Brettig in Port Elizabeth

Australia in South Africa, 2017-18

Warner vice-captaincy secure - Lehmann

Mar 6, 2018: Australia's coach has defended his player in the strongest terms, while also indicating he wants the captains and coaches from both teams to sit down together to discuss player behaviour

Daniel Brettig in Durban

Australia news

Australia to change tack for World Cup - Lehmann

Feb 12, 2018: After 12 months of poor ODI results, the Australia coach has conceded the team will need a fresh, more aggressive approach to be able to contend for World Cup 2019 in England

Daniel Brettig

Australia news

Ricky Ponting eyes Australia T20 job

Feb 10, 2018: The former Australia captain assisted coach Darren Lehmann in the ongoing triangular series, and said he was open to a role with the national T20 side

Daniel Brettig

Australia v England, 4th ODI, Adelaide

'We're not as far off as the results say' - Lehmann

Jan 25, 2018: Glenn Maxwell is back in Australia's ODI squad for the first time since last year's India tour but it is perception, not personnel or tactics, that is dragging down the team's limited-overs set-up, according to coach Darren Lehmann

Daniel Brettig

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
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