Brett Lee Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Brett has always been fascinated by the game of cricket, and he dreamt of becoming one of the best players once he was ready. The urge to play made him long to be one of the world’s best and fastest bowlers with a reverse swing. 

He first played for the junior team at the local side, the Oak Flat Rats, to kick start his bowling career. With hard work and determination, Brett managed to get a place on the New South Wales team. He also played in IPL with two teams Punjab kings and Kolkata Knight Riders

Basic Information About Brett Lee

Full Name Brett Lee
Age 44 years
Born In Wollongong, New South Wales
Bat Style Right-hand bat
Bowl Style Right-arm fast
Nationality Australian
Birth Date 5th Feb 1990
Height 6 ft 2 in
Spouse Lana Anderson
Net Worth approx. $10 million
Teams Australia, Punjab Kings, New South Wales, Otago, Kolkata Knight Riders, Sydney Sixers, Wellington

 

Brett Lee likes playing the guitar and singing, and he enjoys Hawaiian Pizza and Indian Cuisines. He is married to Lana and they have a son called Preston Charles. However, previously he was married to Elizabeth Kemp from 2006 to 2009. 

Brett Lee Cricket Batting Stats

Over the years, Brett has managed to record impressive scores in his batting, for instance; 

  • In the T20Is matches, he has played25 games, and he has had 12 innings with 101 runs. Brett has also had 6 numbers of Not Outs and an average of 16. 83. His strike rate is 142. 25.
  • In the ODI matches, Lee has played 221 games and a total of 110 innings. He has a total of 1176 runs with an average of 17.81. His strike rate is 83.58 and a total of 44 Not Outs.
  • In the TEST matches, Brett has played 76 games with 90 innings and 18 Not Outs. He has managed to record a total of 1451 runs with an average of 20. 15. His strike rate ranges at 52. 97.

Brett Lee Cricket Bowling Stats

  • Brett Lee has played 221 matches in the ODIs, and he has a total of 217 innings. He has a record of 8877 runs with a score of 1864.1 overs. His impressive performance has earned him 380 wickets with an economy of 4.76 and an average of 23.36.
  • In the T20Is, Brett has managed to play 25 matches with a total of 25 innings. With an average of 25. 50, he has managed to record 714 runs, 28 wickets, and 90.5 overs. 
  • In the TEST series, Brett has played 76 matches, and he has recorded 150 innings. His dedication and hard work enabled him to record 9554 runs with an average of 30.81. He has also scored 2755.1 overs and 310 wickets.

Career Information

A month after Lee had made his first debut, he was chosen to represent the Australian team on tour in South Africa. While there, he managed to get 2 wickets. Brett Lee has worked hard to make his debut ODI, Test series, T20s, and IPL as follows;

Domestic Debut:

Brett Lee started playing for the junior team in his local town, the Oak Flats Rats. As time progressed, he became good and started working his way up the ladder. On the way, he also got the chance to play Middleton cricket before playing his first-class career. When he reached 16 years, he started playing his first-grade cricket, playing for Campbell town.

Brett also got the chance to play the under 17 and 19 in the Australian team. When playing for Blues against Western Australia, he managed to get his first-class debut.

Test Debut:

During the 1990s, there were demands to include Brett in the national squad. The captain then was well aware of Lee’s capabilities because they had played together for New South Wales. He was impressed and kept pushing for Brett to be included in the national team. In 1999, he was chosen to be in the final 14 for the Test series against Pakistan. However, he failed to make the starting 11.

In 2000, Brett won the inaugural Donald Bradman, young player of the year award. The ceremony was held at the Allan Border Medal. In his three opening series, Brett managed to take 42 wickets which were the most by any Australian bowler with a record of seven matches only. In late 2000, he was selected to play the Test series against the West Indies. He scored his first half-century in the first Test match.

Brett Lee’s Achievements

  • In 2005, Brett managed to change his bowling style when he was under the captaincy of Ricky Ponting. The change made a bust of pace, which paid off immediately. The change also helped his team a great deal.
  • After Glenn McGrath, Shane Warner, and Aussie, Brett had to take up the responsibility of leading the pace attacks. In the 2007 to 2008 Border-Gavaskar series, he became the man of the series.
  • Brett got the opportunity of being named as one of the five Wisden Cricketers of the year. In 2008, he also managed to win the Allan border medal. At the time, Australia had some challenges, and Lee ensured several wins to lift the team.

Rise to Glory

During the 2003 world cup, Brett managed to make 22 wickets which played a significant role in ensuring that Australia won the trophy. Additionally, he became the first Australian bowler to record a hat trick against Kenya. With his determination to become the best, he occasionally managed to cross the 100 miles per hour mark. In 2005, during the ODIs, he recorded 161.1 km/h. Since 2003, he has remained in the top 10 ODI bowlers, and he scaled the heights in 2006. 

Injuries

In 1994, Brett suffered from stress fractures in his lower back. The injury was from a previous injury; however, he was not so lucky as he had to be put on a back brace for three months. Lee struggled to maintain his prowess even after he had suffered a knee injury and went for surgery.

Reference Resource: 

  1. https://starsunfolded.com/brett-lee/
  2. https://www.sportskeeda.com/player/b-lee
  3. https://www.espncricinfo.com/player/brett-lee-6278
  4. https://www.cricbuzz.com/profiles/42/brett-lee 
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