Darren Lehmann

Country: Australia
Born: February 05, 1970, Gawler, South Australia
Height: 1.76 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Top order Batter

Darren Lehmann Bio

Darren Scott Lehmann, the renowned Australian cricket player, was born on February 5, 1970, in Gawler, Australia. As a left-handed batsman, Lehmann became known for his flamboyant and aggressive playing style, captivating spectators with his audacious mixture of power hitting and subtle finesse. While his Test career may have been limited due to the abundance of talented batsmen in Australia during the 1990s and early 2000s, Lehmann’s contributions to domestic and international cricket have left an indelible mark on the sport.

Lehmann’s cricket journey began at the tender age of 17 when he made his debut on the state cricket scene. With an exceptional talent for run-scoring, he quickly established himself as one of the most prolific batsmen in Australia and England. In fact, he played more first-class games and scored more runs than any other Australian before making his Test debut in Bangalore in 1998, a record that was later surpassed by Michael Hussey.

Initially, Lehmann struggled to cement his position in the Australian Test side, facing tough competition from his peers. However, he defied expectations and secured his place in the team at the age of 33 with an exceptional century at Port-of-Spain in his tenth Test. Over the subsequent months, he continued to shine with two centuries each against Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. His tenacity and determination were further evident when he offered to give up his spot to Michael Clarke after Clarke’s breathtaking debut century at Bangalore, displaying his selflessness for the greater good of the team.

Lehmann’s contributions were not limited to Test cricket alone. He found greater success and regular opportunities as a member of Australia’s one-day international team. In the 1999 World Cup final at Lord’s, Lehmann had the honor of hitting the winning runs, securing a historic victory for Australia. Four years later, he played an instrumental role in defending the World Cup title, proving his mettle on the grandest stages of the sport.

Lehmann’s prowess extended beyond his international performances. He played a vital role in winning Sheffield Shield and County Championship titles, proudly representing Queensland and Yorkshire respectively. In fact, Lehmann holds the prestigious record for being the highest run-scorer in the history of Sheffield Shield/Pura Cup, accumulating a staggering 13,635 runs at an average of 54.97.

Following the conclusion of his playing career, Lehmann transitioned into coaching through his involvement in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Under his guidance, the Deccan Chargers triumphed in the 2009 IPL tournament, solidifying his reputation as a capable and strategic coach. In 2011, Lehmann assumed the role of coach for Queensland, quickly earning the respect and admiration of his players for his straightforward and no-nonsense approach. His leadership led to victory in the 2011-2012 Sheffield Shield and the 2012-2013 Ryobi Cup.

Lehmann’s coaching abilities did not go unnoticed, and he was appointed as the coach of the national Australian cricket team just weeks before the 2013 Ashes series when Mickey Arthur was dismissed. This surprising decision by Cricket Australia showcased the faith and confidence they had in Lehmann’s abilities. Throughout his tenure as coach, Lehmann maintained a reputation for fostering unity, resilience, and success within the team.

Darren Lehmann’s contribution to Australian cricket, both as a player and coach, continues to be celebrated. His dynamic playing style, unmatched run-scoring records, and ability to adapt to changing circumstances have left an indelible mark on the sport. Beyond his on-field achievements, Lehmann’s coaching successes have established him as a highly respected figure in the cricketing world. He remains an inspiration to aspiring cricketers, not only in Australia but around the globe.

Darren Lehmann Career Stats

Darren Lehmann Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 27 42 2 1798 177 44.95 2909 61.8 5 10 214 10 11 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 117 101 22 3078 119 38.96 3784 81.34 4 17 227 14 26 0
FC 284 479 33 25795 339 57.83 - - 82 111 - - 143 0
List A 367 341 61 13122 191 46.86 - - 19 94 - - 109 0
T20s 17 17 4 381 48 29.3 323 117.95 0 0 43 2 4 0

Darren Lehmann Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 27 25 974 412 15 3/42 6/92 27.46 2.53 64.9 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 117 62 1793 1445 52 4/7 4/7 27.78 4.83 34.4 1 0 0
FC 284 - 9458 4540 130 4/35 - 34.92 2.88 72.7 - 0 0
List A 367 - 6371 4767 172 4/7 4/7 27.71 4.48 37 2 0 0
T20s 17 13 228 256 11 3/19 3/19 23.27 6.73 20.7 0 0 0

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