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Darren Lehmann

The Australian joined Yorkshire in 1997 and has been a popular choice as overseas player, prompting him to return in 2006 after a season away.

Helped Yorkshire win the County Championship in 2001 and captained the side the following year but could not prevent relegation from the top flight.

Primarily regarded as a one-day specialist by his country, with 117 caps to his name, and arguably the highlight of his career came in 1999 when he hit the winning runs in the World Cup final at Lord’s. Helped Australia retain the trophy in South Africa four years later.

Also made 27 Test appearances since making his debut in 1998 but has not featured in international cricket since the second VB Series final against Pakistan in February 2005.

He had made more first-class appearances and scored more runs than any other Australian batsman when he made his Test debut and was 33 by the time he scored his maiden Test century.

Named as Australia’s vice-captain for the 2004 tour of India due to the absence of Ricky Ponting.

He is a powerful middle-order batsman who is at his best when he looks to dominate the bowling, but also offers useful variety to the bowling attack with his left-arm spin.

The 2006 season was his last in English cricket - Lehmann admitted his body was finding it increasingly difficult to cope with the demands of an English domestic summer, but the statistics suggest otherwise as he enjoyed his most prolific campaign.

He made 1,706 runs at an average of 77 in the Liverpool Victoria County Championship, signing off with 339 - two shy of George Hirst's 101-year-old record for Yorkshire - in his final game against Durham to help guarantee their First Division survival.

In all, he contributed 8,871 runs at almost 69 for the county he called "the greatest in the world".

Lehmann continued playing for South Australia before announcing his retirement in November 2007.