Former Australia coach Darren Lehmann will return to international cricket this summer as an expert commentator. It was announced Wednesday that Lehmann is joining Macquarie Sports Radio’s Summer of Cricket where he will share his experiences as a player and coach.
“I’m excited to be joining Macquarie Radio’s Summer of Cricket and can’t wait to get started,” Lehmann said.
The former left-handed batsman is joining an established team featuring the most well-respected cricket commentators and experts on radio, as part of Macquarie Media’s new six-year agreement with Cricket Australia. “It’s a great team and we’re going to have a lot of fun,” he said.
“It’s an opportunity for me to share an insight into how the Australian team runs and the intricacies of each player,” he added.
Lehmann, who was set to coach Australia to the conclusion of next year’s Ashes in England, stepped down from the post in the wake of the Newlands ball-tampering row. Thereafter, Cricket Australia assigned him to supervise the development of Australia’s National Performance Squad (NPS) until October.
The 48-year-old played 27 Tests and 117 one-day internationals (ODIs) for Australia in which he amassed 1798 and 3078 runs respectively.