New Australia head coach Darren Lehmann has wasted no time in sounding a warning to England to expect his team to play an 'aggressive brand of cricket'.
Lehmann, who hit the winning runs in the 1999 World Cup and held the catch to win the final four years later, played much of his international cricket under Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting, who would doubtless approve of his statement of intent.
Lehmann was coming towards the end of his international career when current captain Michael Clarke made his debut in 2004, the pair batting together in India. Now they renew their partnership following Mickey Arthur's dismissal earlier in the week, just weeks ahead of the Ashes.
"The team is going to play a certain way," Lehmann said when asked whether Australia could still win the Ashes.
"We are going to play an aggressive brand of cricket that entertains people and fans but also gets the job done on and off the field."
The first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge gets underway on 10th July, before which Australia take on Somerset and Worcestershire while an England XI will play Essex.
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