Brett Lee      

Full name Brett Lee

Born November 8, 1976, Wollongong, New South Wales

Current age 38 years 49 days

Major teams Australia, Kings XI Punjab, Kolkata Knight Riders, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, Wellington

Nickname Bing

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Height 1.87 m

Relation Brother - S Lee

Brett Lee
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 76 90 18 1451 64 20.15 2739 52.97 0 5 182 18 23 0
ODIs 221 110 44 1176 59 17.81 1407 83.58 0 3 69 35 54 0
T20Is 25 12 6 101 43* 16.83 71 142.25 0 0 9 4 6 0
First-class 116 139 25 2120 97 18.59 0 8 35 0
List A 262 134 54 1365 59 17.06 0 3 62 0
Twenty20 112 54 25 402 48 13.86 308 130.51 0 0 28 22 27 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 76 150 16531 9554 310 5/30 9/171 30.81 3.46 53.3 17 10 0
ODIs 221 217 11185 8877 380 5/22 5/22 23.36 4.76 29.4 14 9 0
T20Is 25 25 545 714 28 3/23 3/23 25.50 7.86 19.4 0 0 0
First-class 116 24193 13746 487 7/114 28.22 3.40 49.6 20 2
List A 262 13475 10534 438 5/22 5/22 24.05 4.69 30.7 15 10 0
Twenty20 112 112 2520 3034 101 4/28 4/28 30.03 7.22 24.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v India at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 1999 scorecard
Last Test Australia v South Africa at Melbourne, Dec 26-30, 2008 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Pakistan at Brisbane, Jan 9, 2000 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Jul 7, 2012 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Mar 30, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1994/95
Last First-class England Lions v Australians at Worcester, Jul 1-4, 2009 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A England v Australia at Chester-le-Street, Jul 7, 2012 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers at Hobart, Dec 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/34 Syd Sixers v Hurricanes Hobart 23 Dec 2014 T20
2/21 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Sydney 19 Dec 2014 T20
2/55 M.C.C. v ROW XI Lord's 5 Jul 2014 Other OD
1/27, 0* Syd Sixers v Scorchers Sydney 5 Feb 2014 T20
1/35 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 25 Jan 2014 T20
0/34 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 18 Jan 2014 T20
1/36 Syd Sixers v Hurricanes Sydney 15 Jan 2014 T20
2/22, 12 PM's XI v England XI Canberra 14 Jan 2014 Other OD
4/28, 13 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Sydney 10 Jan 2014 T20
0/31 Syd Sixers v Strikers Adelaide 5 Jan 2014 T20
Profile

Brett Lee excelled as an exponent of extreme speed over a decade without achieving the all-conquering success required to earn the tag of a true Test great. Fast and with a flashy smile that added to his star quality, he finished as Australia's fourth-most successful bowler with 310 wickets in 76 matches. A refusal to bow to severe injuries increases his rating, but for most of his career he operated as brutal support for Glenn McGrath and Jason Gillespie. In his final two years he was a highly dependable attack leader until his body limited his ability to back up in five-day contests.

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Timeline
    • November 20-23, 1997
      The blonde bombshell arrives
      • The younger brother of Australia international Shane Lee makes his Sheffield Shield debut for New South Wales against Western Australia at the SCG. Takes three wickets and the opposition rate him the fastest bowler they've faced in Australia.

    • 1999-2000
      A tearaway beginning
      • Lee overcomes stress fractures in the back to emerge a contender for national selection. He is named the twelfth man for the Perth Test against Pakistan but makes his debut against India at the MCG. Rattles a clueless India with his tearaway pace by taking a five-wicket haul in the first innings, including a wicket in his first over. Ends the series with 13 wickets in two Tests. Takes his maiden one-day five-wicket haul against the Indians in Adelaide on Australia Day. Storms New Zealand with 18 wickets in three Tests in his first away series.

    • December 2000-August 2001
      Injury calling
      • His first major injury setback. After taking seven wickets against West Indies at the WACA, he suffers a stress fracture to the lower back and misses the rest of the series. Returns for the one-day tri-series but injures his elbow and hence, misses the historic tour of India. Returns for the Ashes tour.

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Dec 23, 2014

Brett Lee shapes to take a catch, Hobart Hurricanes v Sydney Sixers, BBL 2014-15, Hobart, December 23, 2014

Brett Lee shapes to take a catch

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Dec 19, 2014

Brett Lee and Sean Abbott picked up two wickets apiece, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League 2014-15, Sydney, December 19, 2014

Brett Lee and Sean Abbott picked up two wickets apiece

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Dec 19, 2014

Brett Lee leaps to collect the ball in the field, Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League 2014-15, Sydney, December 19, 2014

Brett Lee leaps to collect the ball in the field

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Notes

Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year - 2000

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2006

Test Player of the Year - 2008

Allan Border Medal - 2008

Tournament Results
India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 11, 2013
India won by 1 wicket (with 2 balls remaining)
India v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 9, 2013
India won by 81 runs (D/L method)
West Indies v Sri Lanka at Port of Spain - Jul 7-8, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 39 runs (D/L method)
West Indies v India at Port of Spain - Jul 5, 2013
India won by 102 runs (D/L method)
India v Sri Lanka at Kingston - Jul 2, 2013
Sri Lanka won by 161 runs
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