Lee should get his place back in the team, Oz coach NielsenMarch 16th, 2009 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Cape Town, Mar.16 (ANI): Australian cricket coach Tim Nielsen has said that Brett Lee would be included in the squad once he is declared fully fit to take the field.
“To have Binga (Lee) back in the mix bowling 150km/h outswingers, any team is going to take that. It’’s exciting to hear him being so positive about it and just looking forward to getting back into it and being the leader of the attack, Fox Sports quoted Nielsen, as saying.
“Binga is a 300 Test-wicket bowler. We”ve only got four of them in Australian history. You don”t throw the baby out with the bath water, he added.
But Oz selectors are in dilemma over how to accommodate Lee in the new pace line-up of that has performed stupendously in the recent Test series against the Proteas, enabling the side to have an unassailable 2-0 lead.
The new pace duo of Mitchell Johnson and Peter Siddle have taken a combined haul of 23 wickets.Ben Hilfenhaus is also using his swing to good effect in his debut outing.
Nielsen hoped Lee along with Stuart Clark and Andrew Symonds, once back in the squad would form a formidable attack before the Ashes.
There’’s lots of players to come back in and it’’s pretty exciting for us at the moment. As long as they are fit and can bowl or bat at their optimum, they probably have deserved their opportunity, he said. (ANI)
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