England Challenge Excites Australian Coach Darren Lehmann

After the 5-0 triumph Down Under, Australian coach Darren Lehmann said he was excited with the prospect of facing England in the Ashes in their own backyard, after the ECB announced schedule for the 2015 edition.

updated: May 13, 2014 16:13 IST
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Sydney: Australian coach Darren Lehmann says he is excited by the prospect of facing England for the Ashes again next year and played down the second-division county opposition dished up for warm-up games.

The England and Wales Cricket Board on Monday announced the schedule for the 2015 Ashes against their old enemy with tour matches for Australia against Kent and Essex before the first Test, and then Derby and Northants during the five-Test series. (Also read: Lehmann changed Australian mindset: Warne)

Three of those sides are second division county teams, while Northants are currently last in division one.

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