44 Facts About Darren Lehmann

1. Darren Lehmann was a part of the Yorkshire team and it was there that he met Andrea, his future wife.

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2. Darren Lehmann played two matches and scored 18 runs, featuring alongside Warne for Rajasthan Royals.

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3. Darren Lehmann announced his retirement from first-class cricket in November 2007, two years after retiring from ODI cricket.

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4. Darren Lehmann is famously known as 'Boof' in the cricketing circles and journalists.

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5. Darren Lehmann remembered little of the match; after being struck in the right temple by a Bruce Reid bouncer he was knocked unconscious and temporarily ceased breathing.

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6. Darren Lehmann left school at the age of 16 to work on the assembly line of Holden car manufacturers in Elizabeth, South Australia.

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7. Darren Lehmann was a prolific batsman for Australia who was a part of two World Cup-winning squads.

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8. Darren Lehmann played two matches and scored 18 runs, featuring alongside Warne.

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9. Darren Lehmann was unable to find that particular pair for a few days.

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10. Darren Lehmann says he has always liked the left-hander, who is expected to slot into his customary position at the top of the order in the absence of suspended pair Cameron Bancroft and David Warner.

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11. Darren Lehmann is quite sure of the bowling combination that will play in Adelaide.

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12. Darren Lehmann expects Usman Khawaja will bat at three—provided he has recovered from knee surgery—with Shaun Marsh and Mitch Marsh (six) to retain their spots in the Test side.

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13. Darren Lehmann likened Harris to former Australia opener and current national coach Justin Langer and thinks Adelaide Oval is the perfect venue for the 26-year-old to debut at.

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14. Darren Lehmann said his best memory of his coaching career was the way a shocked and tearful Australian team picked up to win the Test Match against India in Adelaide in 2014, after the death of batsman Phil Hughes.

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15. Darren Lehmann described his five years as Australia's cricket coach as the "best job in the world" in a room that included Australia's former Test coach John Buchanan.

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16. Darren Lehmann said it was not one dressing room where all the team gathered.

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17. Darren Lehmann told a room of 250 former cricketers he resigned because "as head coach, I have got to take responsibility for that".

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18. Darren Lehmann said Sheffield Shield cricketers would learn from having to play against Smith, Warner and Bancroft and crowds would come to watch matches.

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19. Darren Lehmann wants Victorian left-hander Marcus Harris to open the batting for the Aussies alongside master.

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20. Darren Lehmann said the bowling line-up picked itself—Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon—and said he would include Peter Siddle, Chris Tremain and Daniel Worrall in the squad as backup seamers.

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21. Darren Lehmann expressed his desire to give coaching another go somewhere down the line.

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22. Darren Lehmann called his stint as Australia coach "the best job in the world".

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23. Darren Lehmann seemed to have got his observations bang on while selecting his playing XI for the first Test.

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24. Darren Lehmann was the head coach of the national team up until the ball tampering scandal or the sandpaper scandal that left three players banned—Steven Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft.

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25. Darren Lehmann was suspected of involvement in altering the conditions of the ball, along with Cameron Bancroft, skipper Steve Smith, and vice-captain David Warner, on the third day of the third Test against South Africa on 24 March 2018.

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26. On December 25, 2017, Darren Lehmann stated that he wouldn't seek renewal on his contract after the end of 2019.

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27. In June 2013, Darren Lehmann was appointed as head coach of Australia, replacing Mickey Arthur who had suffered a bad result in the Champions Trophy.

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28. Darren Lehmann was appointed the coach of the IPL Kings XI Punjab franchise for 2013, replacing Adam Gilchrist who was coach in 2012; he was himself was replaced in 2014 by Sanjay Bangar.

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29. Darren Lehmann was then named coach of the Queensland team after Trevor Barsby's sudden exit in 2010.

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30. Darren Lehmann was not the first Australian whose name had been brought-up for discussion of the English job, as Tom Moody was linked to the position.

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31. Darren Lehmann expressed interest in taking up the England coach's job, which was up for grabs after Peter Moores was sacked in first week of January 2009.

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32. In 2008, Darren Lehmann toured with the Cricket Australia Centre of Excellence as an assistant coach.

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33. Darren Lehmann came under more pressure upon his return, when during an ODI against Sri Lanka, he had an error of judgment and was run out.

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34. Darren Lehmann scored 52 on debut, as well as claiming Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin while bowling.

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35. Darren Lehmann made his Test debut in the Third Test against India in March 1998 in Bangalore, after Steve Waugh suffered a hamstring injury.

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36. Darren Lehmann was a very popular member of the Yorkshire team amongst both the fans and the club hierarchy.

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37. Darren Lehmann announced his retirement on 19 November 2007 citing injury concerns as the main reason behind his decision to quit.

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38. Darren Lehmann believed that he had a better chance of international selection, feeling that selectors disregarded batting performances at Adelaide Oval on the perception that it was a flat track.

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39. Darren Lehmann was called into the squad for the triangular ODI series, but after being unused, he was replaced by Mark Waugh.

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40. Darren Lehmann remembered little of the match; after being struck in the right temple by a Bruce Reid bouncer, he was knocked unconscious and temporarily ceased breathing.

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41. In June 2013, Darren Lehmann replaced Mickey Arthur as the coach of the Australian cricket team, only two weeks before the 2013 Ashes series.

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42. Darren Lehmann made his ODI debut in 1996 and Test debut in 1998.

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43. Darren Lehmann opens up about Sandpaper-gate, lack of support, team culture.

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44. Darren Lehmann had already departed when three players—captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and.

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