Darren Lehmann claims Cricket Australia is on the verge of the identical main error that led to TERRIBLE begin to India tour as former coach points stark warning forward of the Ashes
- Darren Lehmann believes Australia could possibly be making a mistake this summer time
- The Aussies should not enjoying a warm-up match earlier than the WTC remaining
- Lehmann stated Cricket Australia might remorse that call
Darren Lehmann has warned that Australia might undergo a sluggish begin within the Ashes this summer time, with the previous Check coach questioning why the vacationers should not enjoying a heat up match.
Pat Cummins‘ facet’s solely type of preparation for the five-match collection is the World Check Championship remaining in opposition to India initially of subsequent month, though some players have taken part in County Championship cricket.
Cricket Australia’s resolution to not play any tour matches earlier than the collection has been scrutinised, with former coach Lehmann fearing his nation could also be made to remorse that call.
‘You want video games to acclimatise at the start,’ Lehmann informed SEN. ‘To get used to the ball and wickets and strain. No tour recreation will not be a good suggestion.
‘I hope it really works but when it does not, ‘who made that call’ will probably be requested. I feel we win The Ashes anyway 3-1 but when we do not, wow.’
Darren Lehmann has criticised Australia’s resolution to not play a heat up match in England
Pat Cummins’ facet performs the WTC remaining earlier than the five-match collection begins this summer time
The Aussies have been criticised for not electing to play any tour matches earlier than their four-match collection in opposition to India earlier this 12 months.
That call resulted within the group being thumped of their opening two matches and though they rallied to finish the collection dropping 2-1, they left the subcontinent with out the Border-Gavaskar trophy.
Heat-up matches are essential in permitting visiting groups to acclimatize to the situations of the host group, with the Dukes ball particularly inflicting Aussie batsmen issues over time.
Nationwide selector George Bailey, nevertheless, says a scarcity of warm-up matches will change into the norm.
It appears like that is turning into the norm for Check excursions, round tour video games,’ he stated lately.
‘It appears like there’s extra excursions that you do not have a tour match than if you do, so our group’s fairly effectively ready by way of realizing what you want outdoors of these excursions and the alternatives which will have occurred on previous excursions.’