Need enough games leading into a World Cup - Darren Lehmann
Need enough games leading into a World Cup - Darren Lehmann

A day after Australia crashed out of the World T20 after a loss to India, coach Darren Lehmann said that he would want a better scheduling of games, leading up to a World Cup. Concerns from Australian pundits were raised even before the T20 World Cup commenced, as the Kangaroos played just 3 T20I’s against South Africa, leading up to the ICC World T20 in India.

Darren Lehmann clearly stated that from the next World Cup onwards, he was expecting better scheduling of games leading into a global event like a World Cup. “We’ve just got to make sure we’ve got enough games leading into a World Cup. It’s a bit easier next time, because it’s four years away so we’ve got plenty of time to schedule some more games, and the next one is at home. So wickets will be bouncing and they’ll be nice and good wickets for everyone to play on so it’ll be fine next time,” said Lehmann.

Lehmann also heaped praises on Virat Kohli and termed his innings as “unbelievable”. “That was an unbelievable innings. That was the best T20 innings I’ve seen for a long time,” he said. “I think everyone is probably in awe of that innings itself, especially on a wicket that was a little bit difficult. The way he went about it was exceptional.”

“I thought we were ahead of the game at about 15 overs but you knew you had to get him out. They played really well. And you can get beaten by one bloke in this format sometimes, and we certainly did. He’s always ahead of the game, isn’t he? His record chasing is exceptional obviously,” said Lehmann.