Lancashire signs Lehmann as cover for WC-bound Maxwell

County side Lancashire has signed Australia's Jake Lehmann as a replacement for Glenn Maxwell.

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

All-rounder Maxwell has been summoned home to join up with the Australia squad ahead of the 50-over 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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