<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Darren Lehmann wants 'dour' England to pick up on over-rate" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130718142922.jpg" title="Darren Lehmann wants 'dour' England to pick up on over-rate" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Darren Lehmann said he is confident of Australia's improved show © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Sep 23, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Australia coach <a href="/tags/Darren-Lehmann/post" target="_blank">Darren Lehmann</a> on Monday took a jibe at <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a>’s playing tactics, calling it 'dour’ and urging their arch-rivals to pick up on their over-rate ahead of the Ashes Down Under.<br /> <br /> Lehmann, who <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Darren-Lehmann-apologises-to-Stuart-Broad-for-blatant-cheating-comment/30345" target="_blank">apologised to England cricketer Stuart Broad</a> for calling him a 'cheat’ during the Ashes 2013, told <em>BBC’s Radio 5 Live</em> said, "Dour. It's not the type of cricket I'd play. At times I'd like to see their over-rates picked up."<br /> <br /> According to <em>The Guardian</em>, Lehmann backed Australia’s claims that they have found out the shortcomings of some of the top England batsmen, including the middle-order mainstay<a href="/tags/Jonathan-Trott/post" target="_blank"> Jonathan Trott</a>, and want to exploit them during the return series.<br /> <br /> Talking about the series Lehmann said, "I'm always confident. We've found England cracks and worked out plans. 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.<br /> <br /> "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," he added.