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New coach lehmann eyes ashes glory

Darren Lehmann insisted it was still possible for Australia to win the Ashes despite the upheaval that led to his appointment as the new head coach of the national side.

cricket Updated: Jun 26, 2013 01:10 IST

Darren Lehmann insisted it was still possible for Australia to win the Ashes despite the upheaval that led to his appointment as the new head coach of the national side.

Lehmann was brought in after South African Mickey Arthur, the first non-Australian to coach the team, was sensationally sacked 16 days before the first Test in Nottingham after several high-profile on and off-field embarrassments for the team.

But despite everything that has happened in recent weeks, Lehmann — who took charge with immediate effect ahead of the tour match against Somerset — was in bullish mood when asked if Australia could still regain the Ashes.

"Yes definitely. It is a challenge for all the playing group and everyone involved. We are going to play an aggressive brand of cricket that entertains people and fans and gets the job done on and off the field,” he said.