Cape Town - Darren Lehmann is set to take up a new
coaching role with Cricket Australia (CA) as he will link up with the
National Performance Squad (NPS).
Lehmann, who resigned as Australia's head coach following the
ball-tampering controversy in South Africa, will join fellow ex-Aussie
internationals Chris Rogers and Ryan Harris on the NPS coaching staff.
The 48-year-old Lehmann will work in his new position until October under NPS head coach Troy Cooley.
"I had a good chat with 'Boof' (Lehmann) and he was really keen to continue his coaching," said Cooley.
"And what a great opportunity - having his expert skills in the areas that we need.
"He'll work with our targeted group of NPS players, but we'll also
have our specialist blocks come in; so his first four weeks will
coincide with our spin program, which involves eight spinners from
around the country plus the 10 NPS players.
"They'll all be able to talk to Darren about playing on
subcontinental wickets, get his T20 thoughts, one-day and long-format
thoughts about how to play and how to adjust your training.
"To have someone who's got that experience matching up with our
coaching staff, it's invaluable. It's also great experience for our
coaches in 'Ryno' (Harris) and 'Buck' (Rogers), who are still learning
"And Darren has already told me he is relishing the opportunity, so it's win-win all round."
Justin Langer has replaced Lehmann as Australia's head coach and on
Tuesday named Tim Paine as the ODI captain for next month's
limited-overs tour to England.