Australian cricketer Brett Lee who retires from test cricket in February 2010 and now as well he has announced his retirement from one day international.
Lee stated playing cricket at age 16 first grade cricket for Campbelltown and took wickets of New South Wales cricketer and Mosman then Lee was called to play for Australian under 17 & 19 team but in March 1994 due to fracture in his lower back he was not the part of the Australian under 19 team tour to India.
He was awarded scholarship to attend AIS Australian Cricket Academy in the 1995-96 seasons.
Focus on his domestic cricket since 1997 Lee has played domestic cricket for New South Wales his home team for 14-16 November match against Queensland in the 1997-98 Sheffield Shield, Lee was first name as the twelfth man in the squad Lee made his first class debut for the Blues when he was on against Western Australia at 114 runs he get 3 wickets including captain Tom Moody.
Lee was seen regular in the latter stages of the Sheffield Shield during the 1998-99 season taking 14 wickets, including 5-wicket in the second innings against Tasmania. Started 1999-2000 seasons by clinching 8 wickets in his first two matches because of strong performance he reached in his Test debut in December 1999 he ended the season as the second highest wicket taker for the Blues in the Pura Cup with 24 wickets in 5 matches.
Talk upon his International cricket career first discuss about his test career there were so much calling for Lee to be included in the national squad by the late 1990s. Captain Steve Waugh, who also played with him for New South Wales, was so impressed by Lee’s debut and asked for his inclusion into the national team. He finally was chosen in the final 14 for the Test series against Pakistan in 1999 but unsuccessfully to be the part of starting 11. As the time for the Test series against India came, he was twelfth man. However, against India tour he made his Test debut for Australia in December 1999, becoming Australia’s 383rd Test cricketer.
Brett Lee took a wicket of Sadagoppan Ramesh in his first over in Test cricket with his fourth delivery. He also bowled Rahul Dravid in his first spell before returning to take three wickets in six balls to finish the innings with figures of 5/47 from 17 overs. Lee had thirteen wickets in his opening two Tests at the low average of 14.15.
After his debut Lee won got the inaugural Donald Bradman young player of the year Award at the Allan Border Medal award ceremony in 2000.
During the Carlton and United Breweries Series against Pakistan at the Gabba, Brisbane, Lee made his One Day International debut for Australia on 9 January 2000 and also became the 140th ODI cricketer to represent Australia, he scored his first ODI half century, 51* not out against South Africa in February 2002.
He was ranked no. 1 ODI bowler by the ICC in January 2006 since in begin of 2003 he has been ranked among the top ten ODI bowlers.
He also had hat-trick in the 2003 World Cup against Kenya. Lee then became the first Australian bowler and fourth bowler in World Cup history to achieve this feat.
In the 2005-06 triangular one day series once again he gave a wonderful display by scoring 57 in the second game had 100 run partnership with Micheal Hussey to take Australia out of a middle order collapse. With 15 wickets Lee finished the series the third highest after Nathan Bracken and Muttiah Muralitharan.