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Lee still a dangerous weapon for Australian team

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London, Sep 14(ANI): Former Australian cricketer Gavin Robertson has said that Australian paceman Brett Lee has lived up to the national selectors' expectation following his return from a foot and ankle surgery.

Lee has been bowling at a blistering speed and control, and took 5-49 in Australia's seven-wicket win over England at Lord's to take an unassailable 4-0 lead in the seven-match ODI series.

"You can play and hope you're doing well, or you can be so mentally dominant that selectors have to pick you. That is what Brett is doing," The Daily Telegraph quoted Robertson, as saying.

"Once a guy bowls at 150km/h and is swinging the new ball and old ball, they'll take notice," he added.

Former Australian Test keeper Steve Rixon has also lauded Lee's efforts at the Lord's and said that he was still one of the most devastating new-ball bowlers in the game.

"I know it was only a one-day game, but if he can produce a five to 10-over spell like that during a Test match, he has the pace and ability to swing the ball that changes the pattern of a game. He can be a dangerous weapon," Rixon said.

"There aren't too many bowlers who can hit the base of the stumps that often. I know he was injured before the first Test in the Ashes, but if you take that game where we have 70-odd balls to get a final wicket, Brett would have been that person who can do that something special at the death," he added. (ANI)

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Story first published: Monday, September 14, 2009, 15:09 [IST]
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