Former Australia cricketer Darren Lehmann will continue with his role as the coach of the team till 2019. Cricket Australia have announced this news on Monday that Lehmann's tenure has been extended till October 2019.
Ever since Lehmann has taken over the role of the coach, he has managed to guide the side to top ranks in both Tests and ODIs.
Lehmann has also guided Australia to home Test victories over England, India, New Zealand and West Indies. Australia also lifted the coveted ICC Cricket World Cup for the record-fifth time under his regime.
Apart from Test series losses to Pakistan, South Africa and New Zealand and an Ashes defeat in England, Lehmann has had a successful run with his role at the helm of the Australian cricket team since he was appointed on the eve of 2013 Ashes series.
"As I've always said, it's the best job in the world. I love the job. But it's a job you can't do forever, either," Lehmann was quoted as saying by Cricinfo.
However, he still has plenty of work to do with this team. Australia are currently on their tour of Sri Lanka, where they have already lost the first Test of the three-match series and they will have to bounce back strongly in order to get their rhythm back.
Playing in the sub-continents have always been an issue for Australia and it once again surfaced against Sri Lanka during the first Test at Pallekele.
"The board have actually seen that we are doing okay as such, barring the result in the Test [at Pallekele], but looking forward to the next few years in charge and hopefully getting some wins in the sub-continent, first and foremost on the agenda, but developing the side as we are," Lehmann said.
"We have a different coaching group now coming in and the players are refreshed and I am looking forward to the challenge."
"I suppose the big one on everyone's lips is the sub-continent - we certainly have to improve there. Ashes is a big home and away and, obviously, the World Cup. They are the big ones for us, as everyone knows, but you have got to try and win every games you play. For us, we just have to get better playing in all conditions."