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Lehmann to open batting

Perth, Dec. 21 (Reuters): Darren Lehmann has been promoted to open the batting for Australia in Sunday’s tri-series match against Sri Lanka in place of the injured Adam Gilchrist.

Australia captain Ricky Ponting said he had also considered using Damien Martyn to open with Matthew Hayden but opted for Lehmann after the left-hander made it clear he wanted the job.

Although the Australians are heavy favourites to win against a an out of form Sri Lanka, Ponting said he was expecting a hard match with Gilchrist and Shane Warne both unavailable.

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