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Lee not to play against India

The Aussie pacer will not travel to Adelaide and it will give him a break before the world champions take on Lanka on Feb 22.
By HT Correspondent | PTI, Perth
UPDATED ON FEB 16, 2008 12:32 PM IST

Concerned about the increased workload on pace spearhead Brett Lee, the Australian team management has decided to rest the speedster from February 17 tri-series cricket match against India in Adelaide.

Lee will not travel to Adelaide with the rest of the Australian team and missing the match will give him almost a week-long break before the world champions plays their next match, against Sri Lanka on February 22 in Melbourne.

"Brett Lee will not travel with the Australia team to Adelaide and will not play in February 17 match as his workload is managed heading into the second half of the Commonwealth Bank Series," Cricket Australia said in a statement February 16.

Lee, who has been playing almost non-stop cricket ever since recovering from an ankle injury in the later half of last year, has been in terrific form in the series and has taken eight wickets in four matches at an impressive average of 19.
Cricket Australia had stated before the series that Lee would be rested in a few matches to balance his workload which has increased substantially following retirement by champion bowler Glenn McGrath.

Australia has won two and lost one match in the series so far.

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