Careers are on the line - Lehmann

Wednesday, 14 August 2013 - 8:05


Coach Darren Lehmann has criticised Australia's faltering batsmen and said their careers are on the line after losing the Ashes series in England.


The tourists, chasing a victory target of 299, crumbled from 109-0 to 224 all out as they lost the fourth Test to go 3-0 down in the best-of-five series.


Asked if careers were in jeopardy, Lehmann said: and I quote: "Yep, there's nothing wrong with that."The blokes have to learn. If they don't, we'll find blokes that will." Unquote.


Lehmann replaced Mickey Arthur just 16 days before the Ashes series got under way, but he has failed to engineer a turnaround in the side's form following the 4-0 Test series defeat in India earlier this year.