London: Worcestershire on Wednesday signed all-rounder Shane Lee as replacement for fellow Australian Andy Bichel for the final two months of the English county season.
Bichel is returning to Australia ahead of his country's One-day series in Kenya next month and the ICC Trophy in Sri Lanka. Lee, who topped Somerset's batting averages in 1996 and has 45 One-day Internationals under his belt, has been pencilled in to make his debut against Glamorgan next week. Worcestershire director of cricket Tom Moody said, "Shane has been able to rest during the Australian winter and will come to us fresh and ready to go. Every Australian cricketer is striving for a World Cup place next year and his two months with us gives him an early opportunity to impress. "He will play a vital role in our final push for honours this season."
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