Darren Lehmann to have bypass surgery after chest pains

Darren Lehmann returned to coach Brisbane Heat this season Getty Images

Darren Lehmann will undergo bypass surgery on Saturday after being taken ill on the Gold Coast on his 50th birthday.

Lehmann, who was there to watch his son Jake play for the Cricket Australia XI against England Lions, suffered chest pains on Wednesday morning.

On Wednesday evening he was resting in hospital ahead of his surgery in three days in Brisbane.

"I would like to thank everyone in the Australian cricket family for their concern," Lehmann said in a statement put out by Cricket Australia. "I am receiving the best of medical care and am confident I'll be back on my feet soon."

Lehmann is currently coach of the Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash and is due to coach the Northern Supercharges in the new Hundred competition during the English season.