Lehmann brands England 'dour'
Australia coach Darren Lehmann is confident his team can stop "dour" England winning a fourth successive Ashes series this winter.
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Lehmann caused a stir during England's march to a 3-0 success this summer when, in a radio interview for an Australian station, he accused Stuart Broad of cheating.
The former Test batsman, hastened into position as national coach to replace the sacked Mickey Arthur only weeks before the start of the Ashes, apologised and was disciplined for those remarks.
Broad had been at the centre of controversy during the opening Test at Trent Bridge when he did not walk and was given not out despite edging a ball to slip, via the wicketkeeper's gloves.
As England prepare to announce their squad at Lord's on Monday luncthime for the re-match with Australia, starting in Brisbane in November, Lehmann has once again had his say.
Asked on BBC Radio 5 Live's Tuffers and Vaughan programme for his impression of England's style, he said: "Dour. It's not the type of cricket I'd play.
"At times I'd like to see their over rates picked up."
Lehmann also reiterated previous claims that Australia believe they have worked out some of England's batsmen, number three Jonathan Trott a prime case in point.
"We've found England cracks and worked out plans.
"I'm always confident," he added, of Australia's 2013/14 Ashes prospects.
"We found out a few things about England, which is great for us.
"I like the way we played in the last three Tests; I liked the attitude, and I liked the aggression."
"We've made some inroads [on getting into Trott's head], and I hope that continues.
"He's a good player, we know that. But I think we've worked out plans, which seem to work for most of their batters.
"In terms of knowing their batters back to front, we've got that down."
England batsman Kevin Pietersen was quick to poke fun at Lehmann's remarks, and remind him of the latest Ashes outcome.
Responding to a question from one of his Twitter followers, Pietersen wrote: "I can't remember the score line in Ashes.. 3-0 or almost 4-0??''