Lee slipping from Ashes reckoning

Published: Monday, June 29, 2009, 17:58 [IST]
 

London, June 29(ANI): Former Australian fast bowler Jason Gillespie believes that Australian bowling spearhead Brett Lee, who has been struggling with injuries, is in danger of falling out of the Australian team, similar to the way that he was dropped after the 2005 Ashes tour.

Gillespie, who was dropped after his dismal performance of just three wickets at an average of 100 in the first three tests of the 2005 series, insists that Lee would have to prove himself in the English conditions.

"There's no fitness issues with Brett. Brett's got to learn to master English conditions. That's going to be his biggest challenge, not so much his fitness. It's going to be the slower wickets so his pace doesn't have the same impact. He's not bowling as fast anymore. We know that," news.com.au quoted Gillespie, as saying.

Lee, who has been playing World Twenty20 in England, has failed to make any impact prior to the Ashes series.

With figure like 3-53 and 1-51, his new-ball efficiency is a major worry and questions are being raced over his potency in the much-awaited series. (ANI)


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