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Our performance in World T20 has been disappointing: Lehmann

Mirpur: Australian chief coach Darren Lehmann made no bones about the fact that his team has produced "disappointing performance" in the ongoing World Twenty20 where they are virtually out of contention for a semi-finals berth.   
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PTI 29 Mar 2014, 02:28 PM IST
Mirpur: Australian chief coach Darren Lehmann made no bones about the fact that his team has produced "disappointing performance" in the ongoing World Twenty20 where they are virtually out of contention for a semi-finals berth.
     


"It's very much disappointing as we have had around 70 per cent success in all three formats coming into the tournament. We have enjoyed a good six months prior to this.

But this is a learning curve for the team. For a coach and the captain, it is both good and bad situation to be in," former Aussie left-hander Lehmann told the media prior to their third group league encounter against India.
     
Since Lehmann's media interaction happened right after their nerve-wracking defeat against West Indies, the coach was more intent on answering questions regarding the defeat rather than their next match against India.
     
He was asked about Chris Gayle's 'Gangnam Dance' and the coach replied in a cocky manner, "If I could dance like Gayle, I would have danced my way all night!"
     
Lehmann was unhappy that his boys have lost matches from a potentially winning situation. But he does not think that it has got anything to do with sub-continental jinx.
     
"We have beaten ourselves in the two games! In the first match, we needed 75 off 10 overs with eight wickets in hand and we lost. I think our match-winning skills in this format needs to improve," Lehmann said.
     
On the India game, Lehmann said that the experience of the seven-match series in the sub-continent last year will come in handy.
     
"We have been lucky enough to play decent amount of ODI cricket against them in India last year. They also know us well and we also know them well."
     
According to the 44-year-old, the "pitch didn't offer much turn".
 
 
 

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