Swing bowler Ben Hilfenhaus who was the highest wicket taker in the Australia-India Test Series has today named as the replacement for the injured Brett Lee. The 28-year-old Ben Hilfenhaus was picked ahead of Peter Siddle and will join the Australian team which has headed to Perth for their next CB Match against Sri Lanka on the 10th.
The last time Hilfenhaus played an ODI was in 2009 in India. Although the stockily built Hilfenhaus may not play in the Perth ODI against Sri Lanka, he could get a chance soon with Australia keen on rotating its fast bowlers in particular. Hilfenhaus is now in the side as Brett Lee had broken his right toe when he came in way of a smashing straight drive from India Skipper MS Dhoni during the 2nd KFC T20I at Melbourne.