The Ashes: Steve Waugh urges Darren Lehmann to stick by Australia's top six

Steve Waugh said he experienced first-hand the benefits of selectors showing faith, as he did not win a Test match until his 13th Test and failed to score a ton until his 26th Test.

updated: August 14, 2013 09:12 IST
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Sydney: Former captain Steve Waugh has urged Australia coach Darren Lehmann to stick with his underperforming top six batsmen, saying no one performs at their best with the axe hanging over them.

Lehmann on Tuesday warned his batsmen that their Test careers were in jeopardy after a dramatic second innings collapse in the fourth Test saw England to a third straight Ashes series win.

"No-one's guaranteed (their place). Apart from probably Michael Clarke and Chris Rogers," he said, referring to the captain and the opener.

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