Darren Lehmann Australia's Head Coach is all set to resign from his position after the fourth test against South Africa at Johannesburg in the wake of the infamous ball-tampering outrage involving two of their prime cricketers Steven Smith and David Warner who have been handed a 12-month ban with Cameron Bancroft getting a 9 month exile from international cricket.
After all the ball-tampering saga as Lehmann has brought into notice his resignation, team Circle of Cricket gets down to list his 5 replacements who can take responsibilities as the Head Coach of the team. While the main core strengths of the team Steven Smith and David Warner have been banned to play cricket for one year, Lehmann's exit will be a huge blow for the Australian team.
1) Ricky Ponting
Ricky Ponting who is Australia's all-time leading run scorer with more than 27000 international runs and 71 international centuries can definitely fill Lehmann's shoes for the post of the Head Coach. Punter is also one of Australia's best captains, leading his team like a true champion he had always set an example for the youngsters in the team.
Ricky has one of the finest cricketing brains who can surely lead a side like Australia's national team. Undoubtedly, a coach like Ponting who is well-known for his responsibilities can shape up Australia's future.
Talking about his experience as a coach, we all know the reason behind Mumbai Indians' success as an IPL franchise. Under his mentorship, MI won the title twice in 2015 and 2017.
Delhi Daredevils has roped in Rickey Ponting this year as their head coach. Delhi has had a forgettable IPL decade in the past and with Ponting's inclusion in the thinktank, Delhi is looking to turn the tables.
2) Justin Langer
Justin Langer who was considered Lehmann's successor as the head coach of Australia's team is also a very good option. Justin Langer has a high integrity and that's what the Australian team needs right now.
Justin Langer who has enough caliber will definitely put his heart out. He is a great enthusiast and would do a good job to make his team win. Currently, he is the coach of Perth Scorchers and Western Australia and has the ability to make his players win at crucial stages.
The latter who was called twice on to the rescue of Australia has played 105 Test matches with an average of 45 plus. If he becomes the coach of the team then Australia will be in safe hands.
3) Tom Moody
Australia can also consider the services of Tom Moody, their former player and former Sri Lankan coach who led the side in 2007 World Cup final. Moody who has enough experience as a coach can overshadow Darren Lehmann and lead Australia in World Cup 2019.
After his retirement from International cricket, he is been in coaching only. He has also coached teams like Multan Sultan in Pakistan Super League and Sunrisers Hyderabad who had won IPL 2016 under his guidance only.
4) Jason Gillispie
The former Australian right-hand fast bowler Jason Gillispie is also a great applicant for the post of the head coach. He can easily replace Darren Lehmann as he is a fast bowler so it will be a sort of advantage for players like Mitchell Starc, Pat Cummins, and Josh Hazlewood who forms the core the Australian bowling attack currently. If Gillespie joins, he can certainly boost the pace attack for the good.
Speaking of Jason's stint as a coach, he was the coach Zimbabwe international team in 2010 and was also the bowling coach of Kings XI Punjab in 2011. The latter was later appointed by Adelaide Strikers in Big Bash League.
5) Dean Jones
Dean Jones a 57-year-old former Australian cricketer who has represented the nation both in ODIs and Tests will be a great call for the post of the Head Coach of team Australia.
Jones who is working as a commentator currently, has taken Islamabad Unite to two PSL titles. He can prove himself if he gets appointed as the Head Coach of the Australian cricket team. He can be very lucky for Australia as he is known for winning tournaments.
As the World Cup 2019 is approaching very soon, Australia will look into consideration of all listed above and will choose the head coach only after evaluating them on their responsibility level and experience measures.