Australia ready for BD tour: Lehmann

Dhaka,  Sun,  20 August 2017
Published : 10 Aug 2017, 22:12:29
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Australia ready for BD tour: Lehmann

Australia are scheduled to tour Bangladesh later this month for a two-match Test series and coach Darren Lehmann has asserted that the team is not under-prepared after being out of action since the ICC Champions Trophy in June, reports Cricbuzz.

For the past two months there was an ambiguity over Australian cricket's immediate future and fears of the team being underdone ahead of the tour is only natural. However, Lehmann brushed aside such worries. "We're squeezing enough in this next week, and guys have been doing stuff with their states," he said.

"Even through the MOU (negotiations) they were training and preparing as though they were playing. So in terms of fitness, they are probably ahead of the game, they're really strong and fit which is really pleasing. Now it's just getting their skills up to the required level before we leave," he added.

The Australian head coach seemed rather pleased with the fact that the players got a good break ahead of the series. "The break's been good for some of them, they've been at the back of a long summer with a lot of travel in the schedule, so sometimes a refreshed mindset is really important," he opined.
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