Brett Lee: The lethal weapon for an Australian triumph at the ICC World Cup 2011

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Brett Lee: The lethal weapon for an Australian Triumph at the ICC World Cup 2011
Leaping in like a leopard and bringing fear into the hearts of the batsman, Brett Lee delivers the ball with immense speed and accuracy, earning him the recognition of being one of the top fast bowlers in cricket today. Lee is a fast bowling celebrity of Australia and an inspiration for the young new generation of future fast bowlers.
Australia’s right-arm fast bowler Brett
Lee made his breakthrough into first-class cricket from New South Wales and played his first match against in a Sheffield Shield match in the 1997-98 season. He played five matches and came out with 14 wickets.
He is an express quick bowler with a fastest delivery delivered to, who has bulleted a delivery at the speed of 161.3 km/h, which is an unbroken record till date.  
Lee started his Test career on 26 December, 1999 against at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. He was playing that match under the wings of Glenn McGrath and Damien Fleming, as he managed to capture five wickets in the first innings and two in the second innings. Lee ended up with 7 wickets on debut and managed to add 27 runs with the bat. Australia went on to win the match by 180 runs, as a new star was born on the cricketing horizon.
Lee has played 76 Test matches for Australia and has taken 310 wickets at an average of 30.81 with the best bowling of 5 from 30 in an innings and 9 from 171 in a match. He has scored 1451 runs at an average of 20.15, with a best of 64 with five fifties. Lee came across few injuries time and again which kept him out of cricket for short spells. He has retired from Test cricket and is now concentrating on the shorter versions of the game.
He made his debut in One Day International cricket on 9 January, 2000 against at the Brisbane Cricket Ground, where he remained wicket-less and Australia lost the match by 45 runs. Lee has played 192 ODI matches and grabbed 335 wickets, with his best of 5 from 22 runs. He has scored 938 runs at an average of 16.45, with his best of 57 and scored 2 fifties.
Lee entered T20 cricket on 17 February, 2005 against New Zealand at Eden Park, as he managed to take a wicket and Australia won the game by 44 runs. He has played 19 matches and taken 18 wickets with the best of 3 for 27 runs, has scored 91 runs with the best of 43 runs.
He accomplished many awards which are listed below:
The Wisdon Young Cricketer of the Year 1999-00.
The Donald Bradman Young Player of the Year 2000.
Wisdon Cricketer of the Year 2006.
McGilvray medallist for ABCs’ Australian Test Player of the Year 2007.
Australian Test Player of the Year 2008.
Allan Border Medal 2008. yet again, to lift the ICC World Cup 2011 trophy. His fierce competitiveness and consistent performance, is a true asset for the Australian team.



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