Darren Lehmann is a former Australian World Cup winner and coach who was considered as one of the gutsiest middle order batsmen in that elite Australian ODI team. Lehmann was decisive in First-Class cricket and averaged 57.83 in it before being picked for the national side. ‘Boof,’ as he was also referred to played for South Australia in the First-Class circuit.
Born: February 5, 1970
Darren Lehmann Age: 50 Years
Role: Left handed batsman, Slow left-arm orthodox bowler, Former head-coach of Australia
Post-cricket profession: Coach
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Father: Trevor Lehmann
Darren Lehmann Wife: Andre Lehmann
Children: Jake Lehmann, Ethan Lehmann and Amy Lehmann
Test: March 25, 1998 versus India
ODI: August 30, 1996 versus Sri Lanka
Australia, South Australia, Australia A, WA Combined XI, Yorkshire, Rajasthan Royals, Victoria, Australian XI
Tests- From the 27 Tests Darren Lehmann had featured in, the left handed batsman scored 1798 runs with an average of 44.95 that included 10 fifties and five hundreds.
ODI- From 117 One Day Internationals, Darren Lehmann scored 3078 runs with an average of 38.96 that included 17 fifties and four hundreds.
Darren Lehmann resigned as the head-coach of Australia on March 29, 2018 after the sandpaper gate that took place in Cape Town, South Africa.
Lehmann’s parting words
“My family and I have copped a lot of abuse over the last week and it’s taken its toll. Life on the road means a long time away from our loved ones and after speaking with them at length over the last few days, this is the right time to step away.
It is said that former coach Bob Simpson had a problem with Darren Lehmann’s physique and didn’t select him in the team as a result of it. After Simpson stepped down from the post in 1996, Lehmann made his ODI debut a year later.
Darren Lehmann was a decent left-arm spinner as well. Lehmann scalped 67 wickets from 144 international matches for Australia.
Darren Lehmann took the final catch versus India to win the World Cup for Australia in 2003.
Jake Lehmann has followed his father’s footsteps by playing for Southern Australia and Yorkshire. He’s also a member of the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League.