Root says benefited from playing under Lehmann Cricket Academy

ANI| Updated: Dec 02, 2013, 14:30 PM IST

Sydney: Young batsman Joe Root played with Prospect District under the Darren Lehmann Cricket Academy program before playing for England and has said that he was really helped by his experiences of playing for the club.

According to, Root revealed that his Adelaide summer included rubbing shoulders with clubmate Nathan Lyon , who`ll be Australia`s frontline spinner in the second Test.

Root also said that he doesn`t recall having a dominant season in the Adelaide grade scene, according to the report.

22-year-old Root made his Test debut in December 2012 in India, the report said.