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.
|Full Name||Brett Lee|
|Born In||Wollongong, New South Wales|
|Bat Style||Right-hand bat|
|Bowl Style||Right-arm fast|
|Birth Date||5th Feb 1990|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|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.
Over the years, Brett has managed to record impressive scores in his batting, for instance;
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;
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.
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.
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.
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.