Australian Coach Lehmann Dares England to Produce Green Tops

Green tops could have undone India's batsmen in England, but Australia coach Darren Lehmann has challenged his traditional rivals to stick to those kind of surfaces for their next encounter.

updated: August 19, 2014 20:34 IST
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Australia coach Darren Lehmann said he hopes that when the next series begins, Australia's bowlers will have the same green tops produced that undid India in the five-match series that concluded on Sunday.


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The Ashes might be almost a year away, but verbal volleys have begun with Australian coach Darren Lehmann challenging England to produce the same green, seaming pitches they used to beat India when his team visits the 'Old Blighty' next year. (Australia ready to get better, says Darren Lehmann)

"The wickets were quite sporting over there in the last couple of Test matches. The Oval - I can't remember that sort of wicket being produced for an Australian Test match in the last 50 or 60 years, so that's interesting in itself," Lehmann said when asked about the just-concluded Test match between India and England.

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