Lee: I’m faster and smarter

Brett Lee has issued a warning to England ahead of the Ashes series saying he can bowl even faster and is now a smarter bowler.

Lee told The Daily Telegraph during the 100 days until the Ashes series starts event that “I’m 29 years old now and they reckon a fast bowler doesn’t reach maturity until he’s 30.”

“So there is no reason why I can’t get faster and faster, but it’s going to take a lot of hard work.”

“You have to realise that fast bowling doesn’t always take wickets. You can bowl fast and pick up the odd wicket by scaring a batsman, but Test cricket batsmen don’t scare any more.”

Lee has taken 211 wickets from 54 Tests at an overall average of 31.45, but is a better bowler in home conditions averaging 29.60.

Lee also commented on the return of Glenn McGrath saying he’s bowling as fast as he ever has and is showing no signs that being out of cricket since earlier this year has meant a down turn in his bowling.

The first Ashes test starts on 23rd November at The Gabba in Brisbane.

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