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Darren Lehmann

Darren Lehmann was a prolific run-scorer at domestic level in Australia and England before becoming coach of the Australian cricket team. As a free-scoring left-hander, Lehmann treated spectators to an audacious mixture of aggression and deft finesse. Due to the abundance of talented batsmen in Australia in the 1990s and early 2000s Lehmann had played more first-class games and scored more runs than any other Australian (except Mike Hussey) before making his Test debut in 1998. He establishing himself in the Australia side at 33 with a maiden hundred at Port-of-Spain in his tenth Test, and then two against both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in the next 12 months. Lehmann was more often in Australia's one-day international team and in 1999 he hit the winning runs in the World Cup final and he was also a key member of the side that defended the title four years later.

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