Brett Lee

Updated: February 22, 2011 12:02 IST

Australian speedster Brett Lee is a 34-year old paceman, recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in the world cricket. Born on November 8, 1976, Lee is a right arm fast bowler, known for his positive attitude, both on and off the field. He is capable of outswinging the new ball and reversing the older one, making it even more difficult for batsmen to play. Lee made his test debut in style taking five wickets against India in 1999. He took thirteen wickets in his opening two Tests at the low average of 14.15 and 42 wickets in his opening three series, the most by any Australian bowler in the seven matches he played. After starting by shaking up batsmen with short balls and yorkers, Lee became a smarter operator under Ricky Ponting's captaincy and knew when to deliver a burst of speed or containing a spell. Lee, while a gentleman off the field, is aggressive on it. In his 10-year long career, Lee has claimed more than 600 international wickets. He, however retired from Tests at the beginning of 2010 and hopes to prolong his career in the shorter forms. He has been chosen for the 15 man Australian squad for World Cup.

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