Darren Lehmann was on Monday hailed as the "obvious choice" after replacing the sacked Mickey Arthur as Australia head coach just 16 days before the first Ashes Test in England following several embarrassing on and off-field incidents involving the team.
Darren Lehmann (centre) at an Australian Test cricket squad training session in Sydney in 2005. Darren Lehmann was appointed as the new coach of the Australia cricket team on Monday, Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland announced.
"The timing is far from ideal but we didn't feel we could sit back and hope matters would change without addressing issues critical to a high-performing team culture," Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland told a news conference in Bristol, southwest England.
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