Lehmann named vice-captain for first Test

Updated: 25 February 2007 09:09 IST

Darren Lehmann has been appointed Australia's vice-catpain for the first cricket Test against India starting in Bangalore from October 6 to 10.

Lehmann named vice-captain for first Test
©

Sydney: Darren Lehmann has been appointed Australia's vice-catpain for the first cricket Test against India starting in Bangalore from October 6 to 10. Adam Gilchrist will lead the side in the absence of Ricky Ponting who was earlier ruled out of the first of four Tests with a thumb injury. Lehmann, who was in Australia for personal reasons, was expected to rejoin the squad in Mumbai tomorrow but a flight delay has affected his schedule and would now reach India on Thursday morning. The delayed arrival was likely to keep him out of the three-day tour opener against Mumbai at the Brabourne stadium from Sep 30 to Oct 2. The left-handed middle order batsman, who was a huge success on the Australians' successful visit to Sri Lanka recently by garnering 375 runs in five innings - including two centuries and one half century - has played one Test earlier on Indian soil, at Bangalore in 1997-98. (PTI)
Topics : Cricket
Related Articles
Irani Cup: Gujarat on Top Despite Cheteshwar Pujara's Fifty For Rest of India
Irani Cup: Gujarat on Top Despite Cheteshwar Pujara's Fifty For Rest of India
Anurag Thakur Elected President of Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association
Anurag Thakur Elected President of Himachal Pradesh Olympic Association
Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharama Included in Delhi Squad For Mushtaq T20
Shikhar Dhawan, Ishant Sharama Included in Delhi Squad For Mushtaq T20
Show Comments
Advertisement