07 February 2011
Fast bowlers will dominate Australia's WC campaign: Lee
Australian fast bowler Brett Lee is looking forward to joining forces with fellow fast bowler Shaun Tait to unleash the most terrifying pace attack competing in the upcoming World Cup
Australian cricketer Brett Lee.
Lee believes that he and Tait are primed to peak as Australia tries to win a fourth successive World Cup title.
"I think my pace has increased over the last two weeks with each game. I consistently hit a couple of 150s [km/h] in some pretty hot weather and I was pretty happy with that," the Age quoted Lee, as saying.
"You know when you're bowling fast. It comes from your body getting used to it all again and I've experienced that playing for NSW, Wellington [in the New Zealand Twenty20 competition] and for Australia again by backing up after every day's play and knowing the pace is back again to where it was," he added.
Lee further predicted that Tait would generate speeds of 160km/h during the two-month tournament.
"He (Tait) really is a once-in-a-lifetime bowler. The pace he generates is incredible. I'm really enjoying bowling at the other end with Shaun. He's a great Aussie who really puts in, but the pace he bowls at, well, that's another world," Lee said.
"I can definitely see him hitting 160km/h during the World Cup," he added.
Australia's first game of the tournament is against Zimbabwe on February 21.
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