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The Ashes: Australia coach Darren Lehmann says England's style of cricket is 'dour'

Darren Lehmann: Thinks England play a 'dour' style of cricket

Australia coach Darren Lehmann has branded England's style of cricket "dour" and says he has found cracks in their armour ahead of the winter Ashes series.

The former Test batsman, who took the position of national coach after Mickey Arthur was sacked only weeks before the start of this summer's Ashes, has courted controversy for the second time in his short reign.

Lehmann caused a stir during England's march to a 3-0 series success when, in a radio interview for an Australian station, he accused Stuart Broad of cheating.

And although he apologised and was disciplined for those remarks, the 43-year-old has now again criticised England ahead of the return leg in Australia.

"Dour. It's not the type of cricket I'd play," Lehmann replied when asked for his opinion on England's style. "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 and is confident his side can win back the urn.

"We've found England cracks and worked out plans. I'm always confident," he added.

"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."