Melbourne, Feb.4 ANI | 2 years ago

South Australian fast bowler Kane Richardson has praised childhood idol Darren Lehmann, saying the all conquering Australian coach has always possessed substance, and the recent results against England have proved it beyond a shadow of a doubt.

After losing to England in England 3-0, Lehmann's team has responded with a 5-0 Ashes whitewash, 4-1 one-day series win and 3-0 T20 sweep.

Richardson says he has grown up watching Lehmann, and is delighted by the hiding England has received at the hands of Australia.

England had to wait 91 days for its first success of the tour - a 50-over triumph against a depleted Australian side in Perth. They, however, ended up with a 12-1 scoreline across all forms.

Richardson is in contention for a World Twenty20 berth in March-April in Bangladesh, but needs a strong finish to the first-class season to jump rivals including Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Mitchell Starc in the queue.

(Posted on 04-02-2014)

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