Brett Lee should quit Test cricket: Rodney Hogg

Brett Lee Melbourne, Nov 21 : Former Test quick bowler Rodney Hogg feels Brett Lee should retire from Test cricket to spearhead Australia's bowling attack in the 2011 World Cup.

Lee's international future is at the crossroads, with the 76-Test veteran taking time out to ponder his future after succumbing to an elbow injury.

Despite his litany of setbacks, Lee is not convinced his illustrious Test career, 310 wickets at 30.82, is over.

But Hogg says Lee, 33, should put his energies into the game's shorter version.

"Brett Lee should just retire from Test cricket," Hogg was quoted as saying in Herald Sun.

"There's been examples of guys who stood down from one form of the game to prolong their careers. Steve Waugh and Shane Warne played less one-day cricket to extend their Test careers.

"Brett's body looks like it's going to pack it in with the longer form of the game, so he should just retire from the Test arena.

"We shouldn't wait for Brett to tell us, Cricket Australia should be telling him.

"The amount of pressure that's on his elbow means he can't come back and bowl in a five-day game.

"He's had a fabulous Test career, but he should focus on one-day cricket and Twenty20," he said.(IANS)