Brett Lee

Born Nov 8, 1976

Brett Lee is a former Australian cricketer. After breaking into the Australian Test team, Lee was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket. In each of his first two years, he averaged less than 20 with the ball, but since then has mostly achieved figures in the early 30s. He is an athletic fielder and useful lower-order batsman, with a batting average exceeding 20 in Test cricket.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Brett Lee.


1976 Birth Born on November 8, 1976.


1994 17 Years Old In March 1994, he was forced out of the Australian under-19 team to tour India due to stress fractures in his lower back and it forced him to remodel his bowling action to minimise the impact on his back.
1995 18 Years Old He was awarded a scholarship to attend the AIS Australian Cricket Academy in the 1995–96 season. … Read More
1996 19 Years Old Prior to making his first-class debut, Lee played for Mosman in the final of the 1996–97 Sydney Grade Cricket competition.


1997 - 1998 2 More Events
He started the 1999–2000 season by claiming 8 wickets in his first two matches.
Lee won the inaugural Donald Bradman Young Player of the Year Award at the Allan Border Medal award ceremony in 2000 soon after his debut. … Read More
2001 24 Years Old 1 More Event
He returned against Zimbabwe but soon suffered another setback a month later when he broke his right elbow and was sidelined until May 2001.
2002 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Lee came under pressure for his position after taking only five wickets at 46.50 in the three-Test series against Pakistan in 2002. … Read More
2003 26 Years Old 1 More Event
After the 2003 Cricket World Cup, Lee took 17 wickets at 28.88 in four Tests against the West Indies. … Read More
2004 27 Years Old He was subsequently replaced by fellow fast bowler Michael Kasprowicz in 2004 during the tour of Sri Lanka when Lee's ankle injury worsened, forcing him to return home to have surgery. … Read More
After 18 months on the sidelines, Lee returned to the Test team in the 2005 Ashes series. … Read More
In the first three tests of the 2006–07 Ashes series, he only took eight wickets and was fined for excessive appealing in the Third Test in Adelaide when a LBW decision was not in his favour. … Read More


2007 - 2011 6 More Events
2012 35 Years Old 1 More Event
Against the West Indies in March 2012 he hit his highest score, 59 before getting caught off a ball by Kemar Roach.
In July 2014, he played for the MCC side in the Bicentenary Celebration match at Lord's.
…  In January 2015, Lee announced his retirement from all forms of the game, effective at the end of the 2014–15 Big Bash League season. … Read More
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