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.

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)
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