Brett Lee to retire from international cricket
Time for Brett Lee to go? (Image: The Associated Press)
Veteran paceman Brett Lee is set to announce his retirement from international cricket, but may still play domestic Twenty20 with the Big Bash League.
The 35-year-old Lee has called a media conference for 1pm (AEST) at the SCG and is expected to end his career due to his latest injury setback – a calf strain that resulted in an early departure from the recent one-day tour to the UK.
Lee endured a series of injuries and ailments – including side strains, stress fractures, ankle problems and appendicitis – throughout a career that netted 310 Test wickets and 380 one-day international scalps.
He was not offered a national contract in Cricket Australia’s latest round of agreements, and decided not to take up a deal with NSW.
He is one wicket short of Glenn McGrath’s Australian record of 381 ODI victims.
-with AAP.© AAP 2013
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