Brett Lee appointed as Ireland’s bowling coach ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Brett Lee appointed as Ireland’s bowling coach ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015

Brett Lee appointed as Ireland’s bowling coach ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015: Former Australian speedster Brett Lee, who recently retired from all formats of the game after he appeared in his last T20 match in the Big Bash League in Australia, has always been regarded as one of the most committed bowler and athlete on the field for the team. At the age of 38 the Aussie still had enough fire inside him to run in and bowl deliveries pacing at a 149 kmph. Something even those in their 20’s fail to.

Taking advantage of him being completely off duty the Irish team contacted Lee who liked, accepted their offer to work along with the Ireland national team at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 as their bowling coach.

Brett Lee with pose with World Cup
In the 2000’s Brett Lee defined fast bowling and inspired young pacers across the globe.(Photo Source: Getty Images)

The ICC Press Release:

Brett Lee will aid Ireland’s World Cup preparations after agreeing a short-term deal with Cricket Ireland to act as their bowling coach during the warm-up period in Sydney.

The 38 year-old Australian cricket legend retired from all forms of cricket last month following the conclusion of the BBL final.

During a glittering career, Lee took 310 wickets in 76 Test matches, and in addition played 221 ODI’s, claiming 380 scalps.
Ireland Head Coach Phil Simmons is hoping two times World Cup winner Lee can pass on some of his considerable experience to the Irish attack.

“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.”
Ireland play Randwick Petersham in a 50 over friendly tomorrow (Friday) before official warm-up games against Scotland (Tuesday) and Bangladesh (Thursday).

Their first Group game is against the West Indies in Nelson on February 16th.