McGrath backs Lee to bounce back

January 1st, 2009 - 8:00 pm ICT by ANI  

Sydney, Jan.1 (ANI): Australian pace great Glenn McGrath sees Brett Lee returning to his best sooner than later, but adds that much will depend on how much desire his former team-mate has.
“I”ve got total confidence in Brett. You saw the way he led the attack when Shane (Warne) and myself retired. I think he did an exceptional job there. I”m not more sure how he is going at the moment. Obviously stress fractures in his foot is not a good thing, the Sydney Morning Herald quoted McGrath, as saying.
“I know when I tried to bowl with a few ankle problems it was a nightmare and to go into a game not 100 per cent is tough work. So, hopefully ”Binga” (Lee) has a good rest, gets the problem sorted and gets fit and strong again and hopefully comes back to his best. It’’s up to him how much he wants it really,” McGrath added.
McGrath was also full of praise for the efforts of Johnson in the current Australian season.
“I think the way Mitchell Johnson has bowled this year has been sensational. He has always had the potential and now he’’s got the confidence. He’’s done some great work this year, so hopefully the young fellows can work around him,” McGrath said.
He wouldn”t specify a preference for either Bollinger or Hilfenhaus playing in the Sydney Test, but felt each would perform well. (ANI)

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