If I can get half of those things right, hopefully I’ll be a good coach
Ryan Harris (above) added if he can can get half of the things right which Darren Lehmann does, hopefully he’ll become a good coach © Getty Images

Ryan Harris, Australia’s former right-arm pace bowler turned Under-17 Australia XI coach has asserted that Darren Lehmann is a fantastic coach. According to Harris, Lehmann has impacted him in a big way and latter’s coaching will blossom in years to come. In a conversation with Cricket Australia’s official website he said, “I’ve known him for a long time and the way he coaches is fantastic. I’m taking bits and pieces from what he did, keeping things pretty simple, not telling them what to do but allowing them to come to me and ask questions. If I can get half of those things right, hopefully I’ll be a good coach.” READ: Ryan Harris set to take on coaching role for U-17 Australia XI for Under-17 championships 2015

Talking of home series against West Indies he said, “It’s going to be challenging up against some pretty good players around the world, bowlers will need to bowl dot balls and one-day change-ups and batters need to make sure they can get through tough period. It’s a great opportunity for me and something I’m looking forward to.” Speaking on his progression from a cricketer to coaching he opined that he cannot bowl now and that’s the prime difference, “The main difference I’m finding is that in the crunch situations, I can’t grab the ball and bowl and have more control over it.” Earlier, Harris had opined that players should learn to adapt to the pink ball. He retired from international cricket before Ashes 2015 following a knee injury. He was 35 years old at the point of his retirement. ALSO READ: Darren Lehmann backs Nathan Coulter-Nile’s inclusion in Test squad vs West Indies