Brett Lee declares himself fit for T20 World Cup

Australian pacer Brett Lee, who broke his thumb during the Indian Premier League, has declared himself fit and ready to return to international action in the upcoming World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies.

Training with the Australian squad in Brisbane, Lee on Wednesday had his first bowl since breaking his thumb in a forgettable four-match stint in the Indian Premier League.

The 33-year-old said he bowled without problem and felt only minor pain in his thumb in the indoor nets at the Gabba.

“There was limited pain which was good and didn”t stop me from bowling which is great,” The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Lee, as saying.

“It has been difficult coming back, but I saw the surgeon (this week) and he cleared me to play. I’ve played with pain my whole life and a broken thumb won’t stop me from bowling,” he said.

Lee’s shortened IPL stint for the Kings XI Punjab was a short-lived comeback from elbow surgery in December.

Lee is one of four specialist fast bowlers in the 15-man Australian squad along with Mitchell Johnson, Dirk Nannes and Shaun Tait. (ANI)

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