Former Australia Coach Darren Lehmann to Undergo Heart Operation

Ruben Hill
February 5, 2020

On Wednesday evening he was resting in hospital ahead of his surgery in three days in Brisbane.

Darren Lehmann will have heart bypass surgery later this week after suffering chest pains while watching his son play against the England Lions.

Cricket Australia (CA) released a statement on Wednesday night, wishing Lehmann a full and speedy recovery and requesting privacy on behalf of his family.

Lehmann suffered chest pains while watching his son Jake, 27, captain a Cricket Australia XI against England Lions on the Gold Coast.

The two-time World Cup victor, who played 27 Tests and 117 ODIs for Australia, coached his country to Ashes series wins in 2013-14 and 2017-18.

Lehmann quit as Australia coach in 2018 after a ball-tampering scandal that rocked the game in the sports-mad nation.

Lehmann, who previously had to take a break from cricket after being hospitalised with deep vein thrombosis, returned to coaching last March with the Big Bash League's Brisbane Heat.

Lehmann was also appointed coach of the Northern Superchargers, based in Leeds, for the inaugural season of The Hundred, which begins on 17 July.

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