Ashes 2017: Darren Lehmann reacts on England’s recent alcohol controversies

The third Ashes test starts on Thursday in Perth.

After England coach Trevor Bayliss expressed his disappoint on matters that has kept them out of focus from cricket, now Australian coach Darren Lehmann has kept his take on the same. After Ben Stokes who was earlier denied by the England and Wales Board after his involvement in a brawl in Brisbane, Ben Duckett’s recent controversy has shaken up the England team management.

England are already trailing 2-0 in the current Ashes series against Australia and the entire team now fussed with all this will take all their concentration out from cricket. Together it brings a possibility of a potential whitewash yet again in an Ashes series after their previous one in 2013 -14.

England coach Trevor Bayliss described Duckett's incident as "trivial" but "not acceptable", and Lehmann said he did not see the funny side of his rivals self-destructing.

"I've been through all that, so no, I don't have a chuckle at that," Lehmann told reporters on Sunday.

"You have those situations at various stages throughout your career. It's not funny," It's a case of actually making sure you're trying the best you can to get your side prepared. For me, I don't have a chuckle at any of that, "he added.

Lehmann said he has complete faith in his players."I trust them, obviously," he said. "They've just had a couple of days off, so they're all in today, and I'm sure they'll do well."

"For us, we can't worry about what's going on outside with England,” They're still a good cricket side and have some dangerous players. For us, we have got to be really switched on come day one in Perth" concluded Lehmann.

The third Ashes test starts on Thursday in Perth.


By Anshuman Roy - 10 Dec, 2017

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