Brett Lee hopes for a World Cup comeback

Sunday, October 31, 2010

MELBOURNE - Constant run with injuries forced Brett Lee to retire from Test cricket but the Aussie speedster is still determined to make a comeback in the limited overs format of the game, at least in time for the 2011 World Cup.

Lee Sunday expressed disappointment at being left out of Australia’s Twenty20 and One-day International side for the series against Sri Lanka and said he is now aiming for the big event in the sub-continent.

“That is definitely what I am aiming for, that is the reason I am training so hard,” Lee was quoted as saying by the Sunday Telegraph.

In a comeback match after an elbow injury, Lee playing for New South Wales (NSW) picked up two wickets and was instrumental in his team’s victory against Queensland in a one-day match Friday.

Lee next plays a one-day game not before Nov 26 and he says the long gap will not help his cause of getting back to being match-fit at the earliest.

“I have got a few weeks off, which is not ideal preparation,” Lee said.

“It is disappointing but it is the way it goes. They told me they wanted me to play some more cricket. Unfortunately, I do not have any more cricket to play. I would have loved to have been playing (for Australia) but I am not. So, it is back to the drawing board and keep trying to do well whenever I get the opportunity,” he summed up.

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