Possibly the bowler with the smallest cricket brain ever to play Test cricket. Quick, but for some reason thinks he is a giant and should be bowling bouncers all the time. Can get swing, but won't get it bowling short crap like we have become accustomed to. Last series he averaged something around 40, and this series he has gotten off to a solid start averaging 74.5.
The most annoying thing about this, is while he bowls badly, he has a way of making it look as if he is bowling well. He's remembered as one of our better players in the 2005 Ashes series, purely because of his batting. When McGrath tripped over that ball, Lee was asked to step up and spearhead the attack. He didn't. If he was our only bowler in that series, England would've gotten 411 every innings. Thank god for Warney.
His celebrations of his GABBA wickets are being replayed time and time again before they go to the break in the cricket. Both of them.
Just because he fancies himself as a pretty-boy and Weet-bix promote him as if he were the team's leading pace bowler doesn't necessarily mean this is the case. If Watson were available for the Adelaide Test, I would've liked to have seen MacGill take Lee's spot. Stuart Clark's bowling is best summed up by Phil Tufnell - "Why would we want to face someone who bowls just like Glenn McGrath?" Although the selectors won't have the balls to do it, I would like to see Tait replace Lee for the next Test. He started off erratic, and everyone knew it, and there is a common misconception that he has harnessed in his bowling. As is being proven now he is bowling to batsmen that are better than the West Indian order he bowled at last summer, he has hardly improved. More of the same old Lee.
Anyone else share my view that he should be dropped? I'm sorry if it has already been discussed on another thread, but I couldn't see it.