<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ashes 2013: Darren Lehmann wants Australian batsmen to learn lessons from whitewash against India" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130707201614.jpg" title="Ashes 2013: Darren Lehmann wants Australian batsmen to learn lessons from whitewash against India" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Darren Lehmann said that the team management is close to deciding the final XI for the first Test against England on July 10 © AFP</p> </div> <strong>London: Jul 7, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a> coach <a href="/tags/Darren-Lehmann/post" target="_blank">Darren Lehmann</a> wants his batsmen to learn lessons from the whitewash against India earlier this year, ahead of the <a href="/tags/The-Ashes/post" target="_blank">Ashes</a> starting on July 10 at Trent Bridge.<br /> <br /> Lehmann who <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Darren-Lehmann-appointed-Australia-s-head-coach-after-Mickey-Arthur-s-sacking/28264" target="_blank">replaced Mickey Arthur</a> on June 24 admitted that Australian batsmen had failed against spinners in the sub-continent.<br /> <br /> "We didn't play the Indian spinners well in the sub-continent. Full stop. We have done a lot of work on that and we are not hiding from that," he said.<br /> <br /> "We have got to learn from that experience and that is what we want to bring to the table — how we want to play against certain types of bowlers. From that point of view, we are looking at all batting options," reports <em>NDTV</em>.<br /> <br /> Australia have not yet disclosed the composition for the first Test against <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a>. Lehmann said, "We are very close to deciding on our side for the first Test. And no, I can't tell you who all are in.<br /> <br /> "You look at the opposition and then you pick the best 11. This can be different from Test-to-Test. But for us, it's a case of picking the best side."<br /> <br /> A clear objective that Lehmann did mention though was getting centuries from batsmen through the course of the Ashes. "We obviously want a hundred every game. Two, perhaps even three (in an innings) would be great.<br /> <br /> "I do not think we have made many hundreds as a batting unit in a long period of time. We, as a team, need to make a lot of hundreds and that will make the job of our bowlers a lot easier."