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Hilfenhaus to step in for injured Lee

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Feb 06, 2012 at 09:25am IST

Aussie pacer Ben Hilfenhaus, who had the measure of most Indian batsmen during the recently concluded Test series between the two sides, has been named as Brett Lee's replacement for the ongoing tri-series Down Under also featuring Sri Lanka.

Lee was ruled out of the tournament with a broken toe sustained during Friday's Twenty20 clash against India at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) which the hosts went on to lose.

"The bowling attack for Perth is likely to be the same as the one that did so well in Melbourne and Ben will be in Perth to provide cover," chairman of selectors John Inverarity said.

Hilfenhaus to step in for injured Lee

Ben Hilfenhaus was the leading wicket-taker in the Test series against India. (Getty Images)

Hilfenhaus was the leading wicket-taker in the Tests against India, with 27 scalps at an average of 17.22, and played a major role in Australia's 4-0 whitewash of Team India.

Australia opened the tri-day series with a 65-run win over the Indians in Sunday's rain-affected match at the MCG.

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