Lehmann named as Australian vice-captain

Published: Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Melbourne:Batsman Darren Lehmann has been named vice-captain of the Australian Test team following Adam Gilchrists promotion in place of the injured Ricky Ponting, it was announced Tuesday.

Lehmann, who is in Australia for personal reasons while the team is in India, will rejoin the squad Wednesday ahead of the visitors' tour match against Mumbai at the Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai, starting Thursday, Cricket Australia said.

Ponting, meanwhile, will visit leading hand specialist Ian Hargreaves in Sydney Thursday for a further re-examination of his fractured left thumb, added the statement.

World champions Australia, who will play four Tests against India starting Oct 6 at Bangalore, are seeking to win their first Test series in India since 1969.

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