Tait ready to end his self-imposed exile to help exhausted Lee

June 10th, 2008 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI  

Melbourne, June 10 (ANI): Fiery fast bowler Shaun Tait is ready to end his self-imposed exile from cricket and boost a struggling Australian bowling line up.

With a tiring Brett Lee being overworked and Mitchell Johnson under pressure, Tait said that he would now be willing to heed the call if selectors came knocking.

If they called me tomorrow and said be ready in three weeks, Id do it, The Australian quoted Tait, as saying.

I dont know what frame of mind the selectors are in. I know I cant waltz back into an Australian cap but I am keen to get back. I am definitely coming back to play, it is a matter of when, he added.

Tait left the game indefinitely in January after being physically and mentally exhausted following a string of injuries and poor form.

But the 25-year-old is now preparing for a comeback, eying this years Champions Trophy tournament and Australias tour of India.

The most likely scenario is that he will have to play the start of the next domestic season for South Australia before being considered for Australian selection.

But they are no guarantees Tait wont be needed earlier.

Lee is having to shoulder an excess bowling workload with no Glenn McGrath or Shane Warne and was exhausted after the second Test in the West Indies. (ANI)

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