Darren Lehmann Reportedly Returns To The Coaching Role
Former Australian cricketer Darren Lehmann is set to return to the coaching role. According to media reports, he will play the head coach role of Brisbane Heat in the new Big Bash League season. It will be his first head coach stint since his resignation from the head coach role of the Australian national cricket team.
According to a recent report of The Daily Telegraph, Darren Lehmann has beaten the Queensland coach Wade Seccombe to take this new coaching role.
After Daniel Vettori stepped down from the head coach role of Brisbane Heat in last February, this important spot was vacant. The former New Zealand captain was coach of this team since the 2015/16 season. Earlier, during his playing career, Daniel Vettori had played for Brisbane Heat from 2011/12 to 2014/15.
During his coaching term, Brisbane Heat reached the semi-final in 2016/17 BBL season. Moreover, the side finished in the no.6, no.7, and no.5 positions at the end of 2015/16, 2017/18 and 2018/19 BBL seasons respectively.
It will be the second term for Darren Lehmann at Brisbane Heat
Darren Lehmann will now play the head coach role of Brisbane Heat in the 2019/20 BBL season. However, it will be not the first time for him to coach this BBL side. Earlier in 2012/13 season, he was the head coach of this side. In that season, Brisbane Heat won their only BBL title after beating Perth Scorchers in the final of the tournament.
In that 2012/13 season, Brisbane Heat won six out of ten matches, including winning the semi-final and final games respectively. The side reached the semi-final after finishing in the fourth position in the points table.
Later, after the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, he took the head coach role of the Australian national cricket team.
Darren Lehmann is looking for a fresh start
Before the last South Africa tour, everything was going fine for Dareen Lehmann and Australia. They just won their home Ashes series after destroying England by 4-0 margin.
However, the sandpaper gate incident during the Cape Town Test in March 2018 hit the Australian cricket hugely. After completion of that tour in early April 2018, Darren Lehmann stepped down from the coaching role. However, he was cleared from the involvement charge in that ball-tampering incident.
Cameron Bancroft, who deliberately tried to change the ball condition, faced the nine months suspension from Cricket Australia (CA). Meanwhile, CA also suspended the captain Steven Smith and the vice-captain David Warner for one-year each due to playing the leadership role in that incident. Cameron Bancroft has returned to the domestic cricket and now also available for the national team selection. On the other hand, Steven Smith and David Warner’s suspension periods will end this month.
In last October, Darren Lehmann wished to return to the coaching job.
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