8 Possible names that can replace Darren Lehmann as Australia coach

8 Possible names that can replace Darren Lehmann as Australia coach

Lehmann who had a contract until the World Cup 2019 resigned after the Sandpaper gate blew out of proportion.

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After Darren Lehmann quit as the head coach of Australia following the Sandpapergate shocker in Cape Town, the million-dollar question is who is going to fill his shoes? Lehmann had a contract with Cricket Australia to serve as the head coach until the end of World Cup 2019 but after captain Steve Smith, vice-captain David Warner and Cameron Bancroft were banned he took moral responsibility and resigned from the position.

A number of names are doing the rounds at the moment, some of them are really big, and CA will have to make some fine judgement to pick up the right man. Here are eight names one among who could be the man to take up the reins when Australian cricket is facing one of its worst crises.

1. Ricky Ponting:

Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting. (Photo by Scott Barbour/Getty Images)

One of the most prolific run-scorers and captains in the history of Australian cricket, Ricky Ponting has also excelled as a Twenty20 assistant for the national side though in short stints. The Tasmanian, who was reluctant to take up long roles in recent years because of family commitments, is open to take up the position for a longer period.

If CA goes for two coaches – one for the long format and other for the shorter ones, Ponting’s chances to grab one of those positions could be a certainty after all the good work he has done as a coach in the Indian Premier League.