Injury-ravaged Australia's campaign in the ongoing one-day series against India received a body blow on Friday with pace spearhead Brett Lee ruled out of the remainder of the series because of an elbow injury.
The 32-year-old would return home midway through the series to consult specialists, the team management said in a statement.
Lee was unable to complete his 10-over spell during the first ODI against India in Baroda and was not available for selection in the second match of the series in Nagpur.
Today, he had a light practice at the Ferozeshah Kotla and captain Ricky Ponting said he was 85 percent fit.
"Brett's elbow injury has not responded as well to treatment as we would have liked and therefore a decision has been made to send him home to consult with an elbow specialist," team physiotherapist Kevin Sims said. PTI