Lee fired up for biggest ever series

Bret Lee

Brett Lee is fired up for Australia’s bid to regain the Ashes and looking forward to teaming up again with fellow fast bowler Glenn McGrath.

The 29-year-old says he feels rejuvenated after three months rest and cannot wait to take on the England batsmen when the series begins in Brisbane on Nov 23. “The Ashes are going to be absolutely amazing and it’s possibly the biggest series I will ever play in,” Lee told reporters. “I’m pumped for it,” he expressed.

Lee is looking forward to opening the bowling with McGrath, who is stepping up his fitness bid after missing the tours of South Africa and Bangladesh to help his wife Jane recover from cancer. “It would be great to be back bowling with Glenn,” Lee said. “He is training very hard and says he’s bowling as quickly as he ever has done,” he added.

McGrath said last week he would be targeting England opener Andrew Strauss and young batsman Alastair Cook, but Lee is not singling out any particular player. “I don’t target any one batsman,” Lee said. “If I can get someone out one to 11 then I’m happy.”

Lee turns 30 just before the start of the first Test and believes he is capable of bowling quicker as well as making use of the experience he has gained in taking 211 wickets in 54 Tests since making his debut in 1999. “They say a fast bowler doesn’t reach maturity until he passes 30, so the way I look at it is there’s no reason why I can’t get faster,” he said.

Source:The News

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Written by Team CricketViewer on August 18th, 2006 with no comments.
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