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Darren Lehmann has missed several ODI and T20 cricket series in recent years

Health issues and a heavy workload has seen the 47-year-old miss several one-day and Twenty20 series in recent years, including the just-ended limited-overs tour of India.

Australia coach Darren Lehmann on Tuesday said an increasingly punishing cricket calendar may leave him with “no choice” but to hand over responsibility for the country’s One-day and Twenty20 sides, leaving him to focus solely on Tests.

He returns to lead Australia in the upcoming Ashes series against England, but sees a time when there is one coach for Tests and another for ODIs and T20s.

“I think it will get to a stage where I’ll probably have to look at changing that set-up,” he told

“Cricket is really getting specialised. You can see a time when down the track… I don’t know how many years but there’ll be really significant changes and the XIs will be separate for each format or in red-ball and white-ball cricket,” he said.

“And that’s happening now anyway, just because it’s the only way you can keep the players on the park.”

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