MELBOURNE: Australian pace bowler Brett Lee, who is set to return in Sydney for the February 17 game, has warned Sri Lanka of a barrage of missiles exceeding speeds of 150 kilometre per hour.
Lee was expected to miss the rest of the summer when he fractured his toe on his right foot during Australia's Twenty20 defeat to India in Melbourne.
He expected his return at the Sydney Cricket Ground would come down to his pain threshold.
"I'm striving to be back for the game in Sydney, I'm doing everything I possibly can to play. I've [played with pain] on numerous occasions and I know I can play with a broken toe," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Lee, as saying.
"There was a ball delivered in the Twenty20 [in Melbourne] which may have surprised a lot of people because I think some of them didn't believe I could break 150kilometres per hour at my age. To hit 151 or 152 or whatever it felt great," he added. (Source: ANI)
Expect motars from sri lankan batsmen. He is struggling for form these days..
sham Monday, 13 February 2012 07:29 AM
You can bowl around 150 km/h.......but you are not that much danger to play.
TruePatriot Monday, 13 February 2012 08:27 AM
hmm... whether it's 50 or 150, our batsmen have the talent to face it. unfortunately, form, discipline, and luck aren't with them
Nodrog Monday, 13 February 2012 08:32 AM
Even if out of form Bret Lee is still dangerous and our guys must be prepared for the worst.
prabath Monday, 13 February 2012 10:26 AM
for sl, petrol price is150. Driving nicely.... Lee is not a matter...
gorakaya Monday, 13 February 2012 10:24 AM
Lee you can shoot at 150 ks per hour, but you are shooting blanks mate.
jan Monday, 13 February 2012 10:46 AM
Xavier Dhorathy the Aussie spinner will worry our batters more than Lee.
AJ Monday, 13 February 2012 05:28 AM
He can deliver what ever speeds he wants..........still our guys will wack him all parts of the ground..........pace is not problem for the SL team..............hooooooooo
Fayad Monday, 13 February 2012 05:37 AM
If you bowl at 160 kilometer per hour.is no use if you do not take wickets & contain runs.
Mifaz Monday, 13 February 2012 05:56 AM
Mali.. respond in action not by talk..
PremasiriS Monday, 13 February 2012 06:33 AM
Learn to value batters of solid skills who has all the ingredients to play a long innings with minimum of risks at consistent basis. Those who have been maintaining consistency since their age of 15 is the ideal. A’pattu, S’weera, M’hews & C’dimal are 4 good examples. It was Arjuna only started giving prominence to (his type of ) reckless batters and used as front-liners. When a team uses too many batters, who can't middle the ball and execute false ,edgy &lofted strokes at regular basis, as their top order, winning a tournament isn't that easy. If we are to do well in the future, give the promising youngsters who maintains consistency from the age of 15, their due place in the National teams without messing around with henchmen. We need class batters the type of Tennekoone, Dias to maintain consistency, as it happened 25 years before and more importantly it’s Madugalle’s like intelligence that’s needed to handle matters related to selections.
PremasiriS Monday, 13 February 2012 06:34 AM
Pls ignore my last comment.
steve Monday, 13 February 2012 06:26 AM
Bring it on mate!
fazli Monday, 13 February 2012 06:48 AM
Lee, your bowling bullets are not as much hurting as those cost of living bullets in Sri lanka.
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