Brett Lee

2005 Ashes destroyer Jones says Lee will swing momentum

2005 Ashes destroyer Jones says Lee will swing momentumWorcester (UK), July 4 : Former England pacer Simon Jones believes Australia’s Brett Lee will swing the momentum in this year’s Ashes series.

Regarded as one of the world''s finest proponents of reverse swing, Jones, 30, predicted reverse swing would play a significant part when Cardiff hosts its first Test on Wednesday.

"I played there for 13 years and trust me, it''s really not much fun being a fast bowler there, but what it will do is reverse swing," Jones said.

Australian selectors admit to mismanaging Lee

Australian selectors admit to mismanaging LeeWorcester (UK), July 4 : Australia’s national cricket selection committee has admitted it may have mismanaged the veteran pacer Brett Lee after his difficult marriage break-up last year.

Selection committee chairman Andrew Hilditch now says that perhaps Lee should not have been sent to India last October with so little preparation as a result of his personal problems.

Lee slipping from Ashes reckoning

Lee slipping from Ashes reckoningLondon, June 29 : Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie believes that Australian bowling spearhead Brett Lee, who has been struggling with injuries, is in danger of falling out of the Australian team, similar to the way that he was dropped after the 2005 Ashes tour.

Gillespie, who was dropped after his dismal performance of just three wickets at an average of 100 in the first three tests of the 2005 series, insists that Lee would have to prove himself in the English conditions.

Lee not upto Test standard, says Lawson

Melbourne, June 14 : In a brutal assessment of fast bowler Brett Lee''s form, ex-Australian cricketer and former coach of the Pakistan cricket team, Geoff Lawson has said that the 32-year-old quick wasn''t up to Test standard and would have been dumped from the Australian team if injury hadn''t forced him out of the game at the end of last year.

The Daily Telegraph quoted Lawson as saying that he was stunned that Lee had even made the 16-man touring party.

"Leaving Dougy Bollinger out of the squad, you''ve left out an outstanding left-arm fast bowler, who''s in form, for a right-hand guy coming back from injury and you don''t know how he''s bowling,'''' Lawson said.

Underperforming Lee to pocket over two million dollar bonanza

Underperforming Lee to pocket over two million dollar bonanzaLeicester (UK), June 14 : Australian fast bowler Brett Lee stands to pocket a two million cash bonanza from Cricket Australia''s revised pay structure despite fears that his form is on the wane at the international level.

Under an agreement struck between CA and the Australian Cricketers'' Association last Wednesday - as part of a new Memorandum of Understanding - Australia''s top six stars will receive fixed-rate deals.

Lee is getting back to full fitness in time

Brett LeeSydney, June 4 : Confidence is growing within the Australian camp that Brett Lee is getting back to full fitness in time for the Twenty20 world championships and, more crucially, the Ashes campaign that follows.

Tim Nielsen, the coach with the twin aims of improving the team's mediocre Twenty20 record and optimising Ashes preparations, was gratified to see Johnson and Lee tear into the New Zealand top order, which crashed to 5-21 in the sixth over before the Black Caps staged a recovery to reach a respectable 147.

Lee concerned over attacks on Indian students in down under

Lee concerned over attacks on Indian students in down underIt seems that the recent racist’s attacks on the Indian students in Australia has shaken and saddened cricketer Brett Lee to a great extent.

Australian pace bowler Lee is very much concerned over these attacks.

In order to ensure the safety of Indians students, Lee has spoken to the authorities of the Deakin University. It should be noted here that the 32 year old pacer is the brand ambassador of this university.

Lee, Symonds & Watson Selected For T-20 World Cup Squad

Lee, Symonds & Watson Selected For T-20 World Cup SquadRusty pace bowler Brett Lee and all-rounders Shane Watson and Andrew Symonds have been given a place each in the 15-member Australian team that would be led by Ricky Ponting in the next month's World Twenty20.

Nathan Hauritz has also been given a chance as the spinner in the team. Apart from this, fast bowler Peter Siddle has also been picked in the squad. However, the fast bowler has had been struggling from foot-related injuries.

Lee, Watson make it to Oz Twenty20 squad

Melbourne, May 5 : Fast bowler Brett Lee and all-rounder Shane Watson have been included in Australia''s squad for next month''s Twenty20 world championship in England.

Lee and Watson were part of a 15-man squad named on Tuesday, which also included all-rounder Andrew Symonds and explosive opener David Warner.

Lee and Watson are aiming to bowl for the first time at international level on Thursday, when Australia play Pakistan in the Twenty20 game in the United Arab Emirates.

Lee has not bowled for his country since he experienced foot and ankle problems during last year''s Boxing Day Test against South Africa.

Oz pacer Lee has got to get his act together

Oz pacer Lee has got to get his act togetherAbu Dhabi (UAE), Apr. 30 : Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who has 310 wickets at 30.81 from 76 Tests and an equal number of wickets in one-day internationals, is hoping to convince selectors of his fitness ahead of the selection of touring parties for both the World Twenty20 and the Ashes.

After this series, he will fly back to South Africa for the final week of the Indian Premier League, where he has been training with the Kings XI Punjab.

Clark, Lee can’t help Australia in must-win Port Elizabeth one-day clash

Australia-CricketPort Elizabeth, Apr 13 : The Australian new-ball pair of Stuart Clark and Brett Lee have returned to the squad, but neither will be of any help to skipper Ricky Ponting in Monday’s must-win one-day clash here with South Africa.

Lee, who is in Port Elizabeth training with his IPL team, met Australian coach Tim Nielsen on Saturday and will join the Australian ODI squad on April 18 when they fly from Johannesburg to Dubai for a series against Pakistan.

Lee won’t be rushed back into one-day cricket: Oz coach

Australian fast bowler Brett LeeMelbourne, Apr 11: Australia’s cricket coach Tim Nielsen has said that fast bowler Brett Lee won’t be rushed back into one-day cricket too quickly during the Pakistan series starting in Dubai on April 22.

Lee, who broke down in December in the Melbourne Test against South Africa with foot and ankle injuries, is in Port Elizabeth training with his Indian Premier League side Kings XI Punjab ahead of the IPL’s five-week season, which starts in Cape Town on April 18.

Lee, Symonds could lose IPL millions playing for Australia

Lee, Symonds could lose IPL millions playing for AustraliaSydney, Apr. 9 : Cricketers Brett Lee and Andrew Symonds are likely to lose millions of dollars in Indian Premier League (IPL) earnings if they are chosen to play for Australia in forthcoming international fixtures.

According to the Sydney Morning Herald, both are set to miss out on about 1.75 million Australian dollars of IPL loot to play for the national team in the upcoming limited-overs series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.

Symonds,Watson and Lee back in squad for UAE series against Pakistan

London, Apr. 8: Cricket Australia (CA) has recalled Andrew Symonds, Brett Lee and Shane Watson for the six match One Day International series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Announcing the 14 man squad for the series starting April 22, the chairman of selectors, Andrew Hilditch, said: "Andrew Symonds has been cleared by Cricket Australia to resume playing for the Australian cricket team and he has been included in the squad."

Symonds poor form along with a niggling knee injury, and several off-field controversial incidents forced him to sit out through the last summer.

Hilditch hoped that Symonds would grab the opportunity, and prove that he still possesses those match winning qualities.

Brett Lee is fighting a lost cause, says Roebuck

Brett Lee is fighting a lost cause, says RoebuckSydney, Mar. 17: Australian fast bowler Brett Lee may be taking all the required steps to get in shape for the forthcoming Ashes series against England, but according to cricket columnist Peter Roebuck, he is fighting a lost cause, given the extraordinary performances of the current crop of bowlers doing duty in South Africa.

Lee should get his place back in the team: Oz coach Nielsen

 Lee should get his place back in the team: Oz coach NielsenCape Town, Mar. 16 : Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen has said that Brett Lee would be included in the squad once he is declared fully fit to take the field.

"To have Binga (Lee) back in the mix bowling 150km/h outswingers, any team is going to take that. It''''s exciting to hear him being so positive about it and just looking forward to getting back into it and being the leader of the attack," Fox Sports quoted Nielsen, as saying.

At 32, Oz pacer Lee aims to be faster than ever

At 32, Oz pacer Lee aims to be faster than everSydney, Mar. 15 : Australia's Brett Lee has revealed that he intends to return to international cricket by bowling faster than ever.

Once regarded as the "Golden Boy" of Australian cricket, Lee, 32, is under pressure to reclaim his place in the Test and one-day teams for the Ashes Tour.

He will try to win his place on a diet of four-over spells in the Indian Premier League that gets underway next month.

Brett Lee to use IPL stint to earn Oz recall for Ashes

 Brett Lee to use IPL stint to earn Oz recall for AshesMelbourne, Mar 14 : Out of reckoning pacer Brett Lee has said that the short spells he will bowl in the Indian Premier League will be ideal preparation for what he hopes will be his third Ashes cricket tour of England.

Lee returns to action next month in a stint with IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab, with whom he played four matches in the inaugural season, and is intent on making the tour after surgery sidelined him from Australia's current campaign in South Africa.

Brett Lee says he's ready to fire for the Ashes

Brett Lee says he's ready to fire for the AshesSydney, Mar. 13: A day after it was revealed that aging fast bowlers Brett Lee and Stuart Clark would have to put in good performances in the remaining first class matches to be considered for the upcoming Ashes tour, Lee defiantly vowed to take up the new ball in the first Ashes Test against England at Cardiff.

Lee''s position has come under threat after Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus ensured Australia maintained their No. 1 world ranking by rattling South Africa in their own backyard.

Brett Lee’s return to Oz squad under serious threat

Brett Lee’s return to Oz squad under serious threatMelbourne, Mar 12 : Injured fast bowler Brett Lee's place in the Ashes 2009 squad is under serious threat after the unexpected success of Australia's pace attack against South Africa.

Lee is slipping further down the queue with each impressive performance from the trio of Mitchell Johnson, Peter Siddle and Ben Hilfenhaus in the on going series against the Proteas.

Only five months ago, Lee was Australia's main attack bowler, but at present he is arguably the fourth or fifth best fast bowling option, The Herald Sun reported.

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