Next month marks the start of a four-match Test series in India, and spin is anticipated to play a significant part in determining which side will prevail and take home the prized Border-Gavaskar trophy and significant ICC World Test Championship points. Lehmann oversaw the Australian squad that last triumphed in a Test match played on Indian soil in 2017. That victory came in Pune, when left-arm swing bowler Stephen O'Keefe took 12 wickets to shock the home team.
Lehmann has pushed Australia to do the same this time and pick fellow southpaw Ashton Agar above leggie Mitchell Swepson and uncapped off-spinner Todd Murphy to join Lyon as the second spinner in India. Although Agar has only played in five Test matches and was wicketless during Australia's most recent Test match against South Africa in Sydney, Lehmann believes the sub-conditions continent's will be favourable for the 29-year-old.