Legendary Australian Bowler Joins The Ireland Setup

Legendary Australian Bowler Joins The Ireland Setup
By Conor Neville
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Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has joined the Ireland backroom team in the lead-up to the 2015. Lee starred for the Aussies alongside Shane Warne during their greatest period in the late 90s and 2000s.


He won two cricket World Cups and featured in numerous Ashes victories. He delivered a famous performance in one of rare Ashes series in which Australia lost, in 2005, when he almost pulled off an extraordinary comeback in one of the most dramatic test matches of all time.

Ireland coach Phil Simmons bigged up Lee in his comments today.

Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling, and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches.

I’m sure all our bowlers will benefit from the experience that a two-time World Cup winner has accumulated, especially in the pressure situations of a global event.

It’s a fantastic opportunity for our bowlers to learn from a living legend and one I’m sure they’ll all benefit from.

The action gets under way pretty soon. Ireland's first game is against the West Indies on Sunday week, 15 February.

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