Darren Lehmann extends Australia contract


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Australia head coach Darren Lehmann insists he is excited about the future after he extended his contract until October 2019.

Lehmann was handed the reins as Australia coach in June 2013 after he replaced Mickey Arthur following a disappointing Champions Trophy campaign.

He lost his first Ashes series 3-0 but then the Aussies bounced back to win the one-day international series just a few weeks later.

The 46-year-old has since guided his Test and one-day teams to number one ranked in the world and he also helped his team win the Ashes 5-0 on home soil.

Lehmann has also won a Test series in South Africa and helped the Aussies win the 2015 World Cup but his contract was set to expire in June 2017.

With speculation starting to circulate about his future, Cricket Australia have tied him down and the Gawler-born star admits he cannot wait to see what the future holds.

He said: “I am incredibly grateful for the support and faith the Cricket Australia Board and the players have put in me.

“I absolutely love doing this job and as far as I am concerned, it is the best job in the world.

“There is still a lot I would like to achieve in the time I have left and we have a lot of hard work ahead of us, especially with an upcoming Test series in India and a home Ashes series.”

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