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  • World Cup: Brett Lee tips balanced Australia to swing semi-final against India March 24, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee believes the balance of the hosts` side will see them defeat defending champions India in Thursday`s World Cup semi-final at the Sydney Cricket Ground. "I honestly think that Australia will win on Thursday, I think they've got the right balance in the team," said...
  • World Cup: Shane Watson has answered his critics fittingly, says Brett Lee March 21, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee believes all-rounder Shane Watson has finally answered his critics after playing a match-winning knock in Friday's six-wicket World Cup quarter-final win over Pakistan. Watson remained not out on 64 as he ensured his team got over the line after being put under pressure while chasing...
  • Virat Kohli has to learn the art of not over-dominating: Brett Lee February 16, 2015

    Australian fast bowling great Brett Lee feels that India's number one batsman Virat Kohli is still on a learning curve and he should try and curb his natural affinity for aggressive strokeplay. Although an admirer of Kohli's batting, Lee said the feisty batsman would do well not to assert himself too...
  • Australia's Brett Lee to aid Ireland in World Cup run-up February 6, 2015

    London: Brett Lee became the latest former Australia cricketer to be handed a World Cup role with another side when it was revealed on Thursday that he would serve as Ireland's bowling coach in the lead-up to the tournament. Cricket Ireland's announcement that they had secured the recently retired fast...
  • Brett Lee not averse to be India's bowling coach February 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Australia speedster Brett Lee will be plotting the downfall of MS Dhoni and company as the bowling mentor of Ireland in the upcoming cricket World Cup but is not averse to the idea of helping out Indian pacers in the near future if he is asked to...
  • Perth Scorchers beat Sydney Sixers to win thrilling Big Bash final January 29, 2015

    Brett Lee's famous gig and the fist pumps, as well as the yorkers, the rip-roaring bouncers and slower deliveries were all on display in the final of the Big Bash League on Wednesday. Yet, his efforts couldn't help Sydney Sixers get their hands on the trophy as Perth Scorchers won...
  • Beware of Australia's 'wolf pack': Brett Lee warns World Cup rivals January 22, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian pacer Brett Lee equated his country's pace attack for the upcoming Cricket World Cup at home to the "biggest wolf pack" he has ever seen, claiming that it poses a serious threat to the rival teams in the mega-event beginning February 14. Mitchell Johnson is the leader of...
  • Former Australia pacer Brett Lee retires from all formats January 15, 2015

    Australian pace bowler Brett Lee on Thursday announced he is to retire from all forms of cricket after a 20-year career, saying he was both emotional and excited. The 38-year-old called time on his international commitments in July 2012, but continued to play Twenty20 in both the Australian Big Bash League...
  • Brett Lee backs Sean Abbott's candidacy for Australia's WC squad January 2, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian speedster Brett Lee has backed the all-round abilities of Sean Abbott saying the New South Wales cricketer should be named in the 15-man squad for the impending One-day International (ODI) World Cup. Lavishing praise on the all-rounder, Lee noted that Abbott was the "perfect package" to be Australia's...
  • Looking forward to meeting PM Modi: Brett Lee November 14, 2014

    Australian fast bowler Brett Lee said that he is looking forward to meet PM Narendra Modi. "We had dinner with him two month ago He is a great person," he said. Also reacting on the Sachin Tendulkar's biography, he said that the "monekygate" controversy is done and dusted. ...
  • 'UnIndian' is like an Australian version of 'Bend It Like Beckham', but with Brett Lee: Anupam Sharma September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Indianorigin filmmaker from Australia Anupam Sharma says his upcoming film 'UnIndian' is on the lines Gurinder Chadha's 'Bend It Like Beckham' and will provide a sneakpeak into the lives of Indians living down under. The 2002 British comedydrama was the story of Indians living in London and Sharma says...
  • Brett Lee impressed with fearless young Indian cricketers July 27, 2014

    Mumbai: Former Australian speedster Brett Lee on Sunday said he was impressed with the fearless attitude of the Indian youngsters in the ongoing Test series against England. "I have been really impressed with the new Indian side. They are playing fearless cricket and that happens only when you get new people...
  • Shane Warne injured by beamer from former teammate Brett Lee July 5, 2014

    Shane Warne suffered a suspected broken hand after being struck by an unintentional beamer from former Australia team mate Brett Lee in an MCC v Rest of the World exhibition match at Lord's on Saturday. Paceman Lee was quick to hold up his hand and offer his apologies after hitting the...
  • Sachin Tendulkar set to return to the cricket field at Lord's July 4, 2014

    London: Exactly six months and 18 days after he had called time on his illustrious career, Sachin Tendulkar will once again step out in white flannels on the hallowed Lord's turf leading the MCC XI against Shane Warneled World XI in a bicentenary celebrations match on Saturday. On his admission, world's...
  • Brett Lee, Pietersen, Murali confirmed for Lord's Bicentenary April 4, 2014

    London: Retired Australian speedster Brett Lee has become the latest player to be named in the Sachin Tendulkar-led Marylebone Cricket Club XI which will take on Rest of the World XI in a Lord's Bicentenary celebration match on July 5. English swashbuckler Kevin Pietersen and Sri Lankan spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan...
  • Brett Lee unveils the ICC World Cup 2015 trophy March 7, 2014

    India may be in the midst of a horror run but the former Australian speedster Brett Lee thinks they will turn it around even as he hopes for a mega Australia-India final at the MCG in a years time. ...
  • Unsold at auction but Brett Lee remains Indian Premier League fan March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: He might have gone unsold at the players' auction this year but retired Australian pacer Brett Lee on Wednesday said he remains a huge fan of the Indian Premier League and the Twenty20 event could throw up the elusive fast-bowling talent that India desperately needs. Lee, who kept his...
  • Brett Lee rates Sachin Tendulkar above Brian Lara March 4, 2014

    Mumbai: Retired Australian fast bowler Brett Lee, who has waged many a stirring battle against Sachin Tendulkar, on Tuesday rated the Indian legend a notch above West Indies great Brian Lara, thus singing a different tune to that of veteran South Africa all-rounder Jaques Kallis. Asked to compare the two great...
  • Johnson, Steyn underline need for speed, says Lee March 4, 2014

    Mitchell Johnson and Dale Steyn have once again underlined the need for speed in Test cricket with their recent exploits, former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee said on Tuesday. Johnson, recalled after more than a year in the Test wilderness, took 37 England wickets in Australia's recent 5-0 Ashes whitewash, instilling...
  • Alastair Cook falls to Brett Lee in England's win over PM's XI January 14, 2014

    Canberra: England captain Alastair Cook's dry summer in Australia continued on Tuesday when he was dismissed second ball in a 50overs tour match against a Prime Minister's XI. Cook took a single from the first ball he faced after winning the toss and batting at Manuka Oval. But he edged his...
  • Brett Lee, Brad Hodge in Prime Minister's XI to play against England January 9, 2014

    Sydney: Veteran batsman Brad Hodge was on Thursday named in a strong Prime Minister's XI led by speedster Brett Lee to play England in Canberra next week. Hodge has not played an international for almost six years but his form for the Melbourne Stars in the domestic Big Bash League...
  • Brett Lee could have killed Piers Morgan: Richard Hadlee December 29, 2013

    "Incensed" New Zealand cricket great Richard Hadlee claims TV host Piers Morgan could have been killed by Brett Lee in an exhibition over and he wants the former Australian speedster punished. During Saturday's tea break in the EnglandAustralia Ashes Test at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Lee left Morgan battered and bruised...
  • Watch: Brett Lee vs Piers Morgan December 27, 2013

    Renowned CNN journalist Piers Morgan showed great courage taking blows while facing an over bowled by the former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee. ...
  • Australia will put up a good fight: Brett Lee October 9, 2013

    India might start favourites, but the former Australian pacer believes they shouldn't be written off. ...
  • India series would help Australia ahead of Ashes: Brett Lee October 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The timing of it may be far from perfect but former pacer Brett Lee on Tuesday said the upcoming IndiaAustralia ODI series would do a world of good to the team in transition from Down Under as nothing beats the experience of playing in the heat and dust...
  • 'Temptation Reloaded' makes comeback to Sydney after 9 years October 7, 2013

    Melbourne: Sydneysiders are preparing itself to witness the biggest Bollywood event of the year when Shah Rukh Khan will perform at the extravagant musical show 'Temptation Reloaded'. A part of Paramatta's arts festival 'Parramasala', the show, which will happen today, has already sold 10,000 tickets till now. Khan, 47,...
  • Australia need Johnson for return Ashes, feels Brett Lee August 28, 2013

    Sydney: Veteran fast bowler Brett Lee said on Wednesday that Australia must inject the fear factor into their attack and called for Mitchell Johnson to be recalled for the home Ashes series. The former Test quick, who frequently delivered balls in the 150 kph (93 mph) range, wants to see...
  • Brett Lee wants David Warner in Ashes July 30, 2013

    Sydney: Former Australian speedster Brett Lee is seeking David Warner's return to the national cricket side and wants him to open with Shane Watson in the ongoing Ashes series. Lee wants Warner to take the place of Chris Rogers who has failed to perform except for one half century in...
  • Brett Lee expects a tough match against Mumbai Indians May 7, 2013

    The Kolkata Knight Riders bowler said they will have to play their best cricket against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday to keep their IPL 6 campaign alive. ...
  • Sachin Tendulkar deserves to play 200 Tests: Brett Lee May 6, 2013

    Mumbai: Former Australia speedster Brett Lee would like to see senior India batsman Sachin Tendulkar reaching the unprecedented landmark of 200 Test matches before calling it quits. "There is a lot of media saying he should move on, he should stand down. (But) I believe if he keeps scoring runs and...