Brett Lee

Lee has little chance of making a comeback for Ashes

Brett Lee upbeat about his music albumSydney, Feb 13 : Cricket Australia will not rush Brett Lee's return to the national team, potentially leaving him with little chance of proving his worth for the Ashes.

Lee, who has been ruled out of the South Africa tour with a broken foot, is making steady recovery from surgery.

Slow, expensive Lee sliding down the Oz pace order

Slow, expensive Lee sliding down the Oz pace orderSydney, Dec 28 : Australian main attack bowler Brett Lee, who lacked penetration and was not able to pick wickets at the MCG, will have to perform in the second innings to convince selectors that he has the ability to lead the pace battery for Ashes 2009.

Less than a week after skipper Ricky Ponting publicly aired his concern by refusing to confirm Lee as a starter for the Boxing Day Test, Lee again found himself wicketless and indebted to Australia's younger bowlers for bailing him out.

Lee embraces new elite Olympic athlete fitness regime, eyes 400 wickets

Lee embraces new elite Olympic athlete fitness regime, eyes 400 wicketsMelbourne, Dec 26: Australia's main attack bowler Brett Lee has embraced a new fitness program in order to peak at an age when most fast bowlers consider their best days are behind them.

Lee, 32, insisted that his best could be yet to come as he plots a path towards taking more than 400 Test wickets and overtaking his idol Dennis Lillee (355 wickets) along the way, the Daily Telegraph reported.

McGrath says it’s premature to write off Brett Lee

Sydney, Dec 21: Former Australian fast-bowling great Glenn McGrath has described as "premature" the suggestion that pace spearhead Brett Lee is on the way out.

McGrath hailed the arrival of left-armer Mitchell Johnson as great news, saying he was disappointed Australia's new pace ace missed out on a nine-wicket haul in the first innings of the Test underway in Perth.

Lee has been heavily scrutinised since Australia's ill-fated tour of India and the findings haven't painted a bright picture, The Sydney Morning Herald reported.

Lee puts a huge price on Smith''s head

Australian fast bowler Brett LeePerth, Dec. 16 : Australian spearhead Brett Lee says Australia''s priority must be to maintain their vice-like grip on Graeme Smith as part of the effort to leave some early scars on South Africa in the first Test.

Lee was quick to accept the extra responsibilities that will fall to him in the absence of his injured new-ball partner Stuart Clark.

The Proteas captain comes into the three-Test series, starting at the WACA Ground tomorrow, as the leading run-scorer this year.

Lee will also bowl into the breeze against Proteas: Ponting

Lee will also bowl into the breeze against Proteas: PontingPerth, Dec. 16 : Australian captain Ricky Ponting has said that even Brett Lee will be expected to take his turn pushing into Perth''s famous sea breeze.

Ponting also confirmed that Peter Siddle will play the first Test against South Africa, beginning on Thursday, replacing Stuart Clark, who is out with tennis elbow.

Clark had surgery in Sydney on Monday afternoon to remove bone spurs on his right elbow and will miss the remainder of the international summer.

"It''s a big blow for Stuart and the team," Ponting said.

Australia must draw early scars in Tests against Proteas: Lee

Brett LeePerth, Dec. 15 : Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee has called on his side to take the fight to South Africa and draw "early scars" in the first Test beginning here on Wednesday.

Lee said on Monday that winning the first match of the three-Test series against the world No. 2-ranked team would be crucial and there''s nothing like getting early wickets to put the pressure back on the touring side.

Lee to provide a taste of Steyn to Oz batsmen

Lee to provide a taste of Steyn to Oz batsmenMelbourne, Dec. 13: Australia’s key batsmen are likely to get fast bowler Brett Lee into the nets more aften than he would like in preparing themselves for the expected thunderbolts from South African pacer Dale Steyn during the forthcoming Test series Down Under.

Opener Mathew Hayden told the Daily Telegraph that Australia''s batsmen have asked Lee to work overtime to provide them with custom-made net practice ahead of their battle with Steyn.

Ponting’s fluke catch is the best he has seen, says Lee

Adelaide, Dec. 2 : Australian skipper Ricky Ponting''s amazing slip catch to dismiss New Zealand batsman Jamie How has been described by faster bowler Brett Lee as the best he has seen.

Ponting made a spectacular leap to a wide second slip after Lee had squared up How with a ripper delivery and took the catch one-handed.

"That was the best catch I have seen live. There''s obviously been a lot of great catches around since cricket has been on. Playing in games and watching a game live, that is the most amazing catch I have ever seen," the Herald Sun quoted Lee, as saying.

Ponting, 33, expressed his delight by setting off on a celebratory sprint and out sprinting his pursuing teammates.

Brett Lee ready for showdown with Proteas

Brett Lee ready for showdown with ProteasAdelaide, Dec. 2 : In form Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has said that he is ready for a showdown with Proteas counterpart Dale Steyn.

After taking five wickets for 105 runs against New Zealand and ending up with career-best match figures of 9-171 in the second Test here, Lee said he was looking forward to the contest against the South Africans.

"I lost a lot of strength, it only feels now over the last couple of weeks that the strength has come back. The results show that as far as pace and wickets, I have been improving every match,” Fox Sports quoted Lee, as saying.

Bret Lee says he will turn faster with age

Sydney, Nov 18 : Australian fast bowler Bret Lee has said that his bowling speed would increase as he grows older. He said his bowling will reach peak speed in his mid-30s, and added that he always focused on fitness.

He said he alter his approach to fast bowling as he approached his mid-30s.

Lee pained over his emotional side being mixed up with cricket

Brett Lee advised to return to cricket as soon as possibleNew Delhi, Nov. 4 : Thirty-one-year-old Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has resurrected himself as his team’s spearhead during the course of the Delhi Test, but still feels that too much has been written about his personal problems.

Lee fought to ensure the recent break-up of his marriage did not affect his on-field fortunes.

The thing that hurt the 31-year-old fast bowler most was the inference his family situation had affected his performances.

Lee Will Play Test Match Against India

Australian fast bowler Brett Lee said that he is ready to play Test cricket in India next Lee Will Play Test Match Against Indiamonth.

He said that he would not skip the forthcoming tournaments despite break up of his marriage. He broke relationship with his wife of two years, Liz Kemp in last month.

He spent some time with his team mates and discuss about the forthcoming matches. He was, earlier, given time to deal with his wife. But he, now, decided to play the four Tests against India.

Brett Lee To Make Debut In Bollywood

After thrilling people with his cricketing skills, Australian fast bowler Brett Brett Lee To Make Debut In BollywoodLee is ready to make entry in the Bollywood industry with Manmohan Shetty’s ‘Victory.’

The film also stars Bollywood novice Harman Baweja, who plays the character of a small town boy who makes it big in the world of cricket and Lee plays himself who assists Baweja’s role in achieving his ambitions.

Together with Brett, a handful of other Australian cricketers including Brad Hogg, Stuart Clarke and Mike Hussey will also be seen in small roles in the movie.

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