Darren Lehman the former batsman of Australia will remain as head coach until the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 for the Australian cricket team.

The Australian Cricket board has come to a decision on Monday to extend the contract of the 46-year old until 2019; previously the contract was due to expire in June 2017.

Darren Lehman is the head coach of Cricket Australia since 4 years; he replaced Mickey Arthur as a head coach in 2013. Since then he lot of success and achieved a lot as a head of Australian Cricket. In early 2017 Australia tour of India and that would be the most challenging assignment for Darren Lehman as head coach.


Ready to take the challenges on: Lehmann

"I am incredibly grateful for the support and faith the Cricket Australia Board and the players have put in me. I absolutely love doing this job and as far as I am concerned it is the best job in the world.

"I certainly would not be able to do this role without the love and support of my wife Andrea and my kids. They allow me to be away from home for extended periods of time and have supported me every step of the way and I am extremely grateful for that.

"There is still a lot I would like to achieve in the time I have left and we have a lot of hard work ahead of us especially with an upcoming Test series in India and a home Ashes series.

"I don't just see my job as winning games of cricket. It's about continuing to grow the game from the grassroots up in Australia, and helping to grow the game worldwide.

"We want to see as many fans come and watch us as possible, and we need to ensure we continue to play that entertaining brand of cricket so that ultimately we have more people wanting to watch and play this great game," said Lehmann.