Lancashire sign Lehmann as cover for CWC-bound Maxwell

 Glenn Maxwell (Getty)
Glenn Maxwell (Getty)

London - Australian batsman Jake Lehmann is to join Lancashire as One-Day Cup cover for compatriot Glenn Maxwell, the English county announced on Sunday.

All-rounder Maxwell has been summoned home to join up with the Australia squad ahead of the 50-over Cricket World Cup in England that starts next month.

Lehmann, 26, the son of former Australia batsman and head coach Darren has, like his father, also played for Lancashire's arch-rivals Yorkshire.

"I am hugely excited to have been given the opportunity to join a massive club like Lancashire,"

Two years Lehmann scored 384 first-class runs for Yorkshire at an average of 54.85.

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