Dennis Lillee

  • Dennis Lillee quits consultancy role with Australia in pay dispute May 6, 2014

    Australia Test bowling great Dennis Lillee, credited for helping resurrect paceman Mitchell Johnson's career, has quit as a Cricket Australia coaching consultant after failing to agree terms on his pay. CA this week signed a twoyear extension with another former fast bowler, Craig McDermott, as the team's bowling coach. "Unfortunately Dennis Lillee...
  • Ricky Ponting awarded MCC life membership April 4, 2014

    London: Ricky Ponting was awarded life membership of the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Friday in a tribute to the Australian legend's illustrious career. Former Australia captain Ponting was given the honour after establishing himself as one of the best batsmen in the history of the sport by scoring over 26,000...
  • Australian pace trio work way back under Lillee December 19, 2013

    Sydney: Australian pace trio James Pattinson, Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins are in training under Test great Dennis Lillee as they work their way back to full fitness from injury, a report said Thursday. Australia have already wrestled back the Ashes without their services, but plans are in place to gradually...
  • Mitchell Johnson evokes Lillee, Thomson era December 11, 2013

    Sydney: The astonishing revival of Mitchell Johnson has put Australia one win from the reclaiming the Ashes and evoked the bygone era of lethal quicks Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson 40 years ago. A popular saying during the 197475 series was, "Ashes to Ashes, dust to dust, if Thomson doesn't get...
  • It's been an amazing experience working with Lillee: Johnson February 19, 2013

    Chennai: Mitchell Johnson was out for seven months due to a toe fracture and now attributes his successful comeback into the international arena to none other than the legendary Dennis Lillee, who has worked with him once he was done with his rehabilitation. "Obviously, it's been an amazing experience working with...
  • Cricket Australia appoints Lillee as team advisor January 30, 2013

    Cricket Australia has appointed fast bowling great Dennis Lillee as an advisor, days after spinner Shane Warne panned the board and said cricket people needed to be running the team rather than 'muppets'. Lillee would provide coaching services, guidance and mentoring to Australia's emerging fast bowlers as well as the national...
  • McGrath set to start work as consultant January 24, 2013

    New Delhi: Legendary Australian pacer Glenn McGrath is all set to join the MRF Pace Foundation in Chennai as its bowling consultant. "On the way to Chennai for my first stint at the MRF Pace Foundation. Looking forward to it but missing @saramcgrath11 & the kids already," McGrath tweeted on...
  • Dennis Lillee questions commitment of modern quicks December 2, 2012

    Perth: Fast bowling great Dennis Lillee has questioned the workrate of Australia's current crop of quicks after injury and fatigue sidelined several pacemen ahead of the final South Africa Test.Speaking to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation during the third and deciding Test in Perth, Lillee said the home team's fast bowling...
  • Cricket not played on laptops, Waqar to Lillee September 7, 2012

    Dubai: Former Pakistan captain and fast bowler Waqar Younis doubts if the former MRF Pace Foundation Director, Dennis Lillee, will be able to teach the art of fast bowling online, Pakistani website pakistantoday.com.pk reported on Friday. Lillee, who was in charge of the MRF Pace Foundation, handed over the reins to...
  • T20 could shorten a fast bowler's life: McGrath September 6, 2012

    Australian fastbowling great Glenn McGrath has cautioned against the heavy workload facing todays fast bowler while putting the onus on individuals to cope with the pressures of the modern era. The former international was in Chennai earlier this week to take over from Dennis Lillee as director of the MRF...
  • Fast bowling attitude has changed in India: Lillee September 6, 2012

    Former MRF Pace Foundation director Denis Lillee talks about how fast bowling has changed in India during his 25year stay. His successor Glenn McGrath talks about the challenges ahead. ...
  • Lillee mulls online coaching for fast bowling September 3, 2012

    Chennai: After snapping his long association with the MRF Pace Foundation, former Australian fast bowler Dennis Lillee has now decided to share his new coaching ideas with the masses through a project called 'Dennis Lillee online coaching for fast bowling'. Lillee, who has picked compatriot Glen McGrath to be his successor...
  • I was prepared to die on the pitch: Lillee September 3, 2012

    Australia's fastbowling great Dennis Lillee, his country's thirdhighest Test wickettaker with 355 wickets from 70 matches, was not just a speed demon but a singleminded, toughasnails one. He bowled in an era when fast bowling was exhilarating, sexy and macho as well as the primary way to win Test...
  • McGrath succeeds Lillee at MRF Pace Foundation September 2, 2012

    Chennai: Former Australian fast bowler Glenn McGrath has taken over the role of Director at the MRF Pace Foundation from his countryman Dennis Lillee who served the organization with distinction for 25 years. "It's a great honour for me to work with the MRF Pace academy. I know it won't...
  • Lillee helped shape my career: Brett Lee July 2, 2012

    New Delhi: Australias fast bowler Brett Lee on Monday paid rich tribute to the great Dennis Lillee, stating that he was a "role model" for him and played a vital role in shaping his career. Lillee recently announced that he would be end his 25year long coaching tenure in India at...
  • McGrath, Donald candidates to replace Lillee June 26, 2012

    Chennai: Fast bowling greats Glenn McGrath, Allan Donald and Craig McDermott, among others, have been shortlisted as possible candidates to succeed Dennis Lillee as coaching director at the MRF Pace Foundation. "The management has not decided as of yet. They have shortlisted about four or five people like Glenn McGrath,...
  • 'I did cricket a favour by rejecting Sachin' June 25, 2012

    Chennai: Australian great Dennis Lillee on Monday recalled his first meeting with Sachin Tendulkar and said on a lighter note that he did the game a "favour" by rejecting the batsman when he went to the MRF Pace Foundation with an ambition to become a fast bowler in the late...
  • Lillee to monitor Johnson after comeback January 14, 2012

    Perth: Legendary fast bowler Dennis Lillee will monitor injured pacer Mitchell Johnson's training once he is back from the foot injury that has ruled him out of competitive cricket for a period of six months. "Mitchell and I had a chat and he wants to talk to me again when he...
  • 'Johnson should be mentored by Lillee' January 3, 2012

    Sydney: With injured Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson facing a slide in the rankings and a pay cut, former Test fast bowler Dave Gilbert has asked Cricket Australia (CA) to employ legendary Dennis Lillee to mentor the beleaguered leftarm quick. Johnson's official CA ranking is all set to decline when the 201213...
  • Indian mantra for West Indies pacer September 2, 2006

    Chennai: In five years of international cricket, pacer Jermaine Lawson has seen it all. He started with a bang, and then recovered from chicken pox to come back and singlehandedly destroy the Aussies. Then the International Cricket Council noticed his action wasn't quite right and the bubble burst. However, Lawson came back...