Cricket Australia on Thursday advised that head coach Darren Lehmann will re-join the Australian squad on tour of New Zealand following his episode of Deep Vein Thrombosis. (Lehmann Diagnosed With Deep Vein Thrombosis, to Miss Twenty20 Series)
Chief Medical Officer John Orchard said: “Darren has received clearance from specialists in Australia to travel on Saturday and return to work.” (Coach Darren Lehmann to Miss Australia’s ODI Tour of New Zealand)
Lehmann will fly to Wellington on Saturday afternoon and remain there until the first Test against New Zealand begins on February 12. Michael Di Venuto will continue as acting head coach with the side for the final ODI in Hamilton on February 8. (Stand-in Coach Michael Di Venuto Urges Fresh Faces to Play Natural Game)
Lehmann had been hospitalised with Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
On January 23, Lehmann reported a swollen left calf to the team medical staff ahead of the fifth ODI against India at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) and was immediately referred for a scan that revealed the issue.
“DVT is not an uncommon condition and it is important to diagnose it early so that it can be safely managed,” said doctor Orchard.
In Lehmann’s absence, Australia’s batting coach Di Venuto managed the team in the Twenty20 International series against India.
Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s team won the series 3-0.