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Who next for Australia? Five contenders to succeed Darren Lehmann

Who will succeed Darren Lehmann as the top trainer of Australia? Omnisport takes a have a look at 5 attainable applicants for the function.

News 29 Mar 2018, 23:40 IST

Who next for Australia? Five contenders to succeed Darren Lehmann


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Justin Langer throughout the Big Bash League

Australia’s beleaguered cricket crew calls for a brand new head trainer, with Darren Lehmann having introduced he’s going to stand down following the fourth Test in opposition to South Africa in Johannesburg.

Lehmann, who has overseen two house Ashes victories and a 2015 Cricket World Cup triumph, showed his resignation on Thursday within the wake of the ball-tampering scandal that has rocked Australian cricket in fresh days.

While the 48-year-old used to be discovered to have had no wisdom of the plan that led to Cameron Bancroft making an attempt to adjust the situation of the ball throughout the 3rd Test in Cape Town, Lehmann has nonetheless selected to go away his put up after seeing 3 of his gamers – Steve Smith, David Warner and Bancroft – obtain long bans from Cricket Australia.

We have a look at 5 attainable applicants to change Lehmann, who has served as Australia’s trainer since 2013.


Justin Langer

The guy broadly touted as favorite to succeed Lehmann. A veteran of 105 Tests for his nation, Langer has inspired in training roles with Western Australia and Perth Scorchers – successful 3 Big Bash League crowns with the latter – and has prior to now stepped in to lead the nationwide aspect on two events to permit Lehmann a relaxation.

Ricky Ponting

‘Punter’ captained the aspect for six years and is with ease his nation’s maximum prolific run scorer, his 13,378 placing him greater than 2,000 transparent of the next guy, Allan Border. He assisted Langer in a Twenty20 sequence in opposition to Sri Lanka in February final 12 months, and prior to now frolicked as trainer of Mumbai Indians within the IPL, guiding them to the name in 2015. He is aiming to repeat that luck this time round with Delhi Daredevils.

Jason Gillespie

Another former participant who loved a stellar occupation donning the Baggy Green, Gillespie has long past on to turn out himself a extremely a hit trainer. His 5 seasons at Yorkshire integrated back-to-back County Championship titles in 2014 and 2015, prior to his Adelaide Strikers outfit earned their maiden BBL triumph in January. During his final season at Headingley, Gillespie – now at Sussex – performed down the perception that he may just change into Lehmann’s successor, however two years on that appears a a lot more real looking prospect.

Tom Moody

Moody has held plenty of training roles since retiring in 2001, after a global occupation which noticed him make 76 ODI appearances and pick out up 8 Test caps. Highlights on his training CV come with guiding Sri Lanka to the 2007 World Cup ultimate and overseeing Sunrisers Hyderabad’s first IPL luck in 2016. Up in opposition to the likes of Langer, Ponting and Gillespie, in all probability an out of doors guess for the function. Which brings us effectively to…

Trevor Bayliss

The simplest one in every of our quintet by no means to have represented Australia at global degree, and recently in command of well-known previous foes England, having crossed the Ashes divide. Succeeded Moody with Sri Lanka and, like his predecessor, oversaw a defeat in a World Cup ultimate. Won each BBL and IPL crowns in 2012 and, after becoming a member of England in May 2015, loved Ashes luck in opposition to the country of his start that 12 months. Away thumpings by the hands of India and Australia have blighted his report relatively, whilst he has prior to now showed he plans to go away on the finish of his deal in September 2019. Would he be keen to negotiate an early go out from his England contract?

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