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Brett Lee fit to play in Twenty20 World Cup


Australia has been boosted by the news that fast bowler Brett Lee will be fit to play in the Caribbean after recovering from a broken finger.

Lee took part in Australias World Cup training camp in Brisbane and bowled a few overs in the nets for the first time since breaking his thumb during a disappointing IPL for the Kings XI Punjab.

The fast bowler only played four games for the Kings XI after recovering from a shoulder injury before suffering the new injury setback. In those four games Lee conceded 149 runs without taking a wicket.

"Apart from that one over, I thought I bowled pretty well during the IPL," he said.

"I was a little bit unlucky, but that's part of cricket. To get back on the field after pretty major elbow surgery, I'm really confident and happy about that."

"To me it wasn't about the figures, it would have been nice to get a wicket or two, but I was happy with the way the ball came out."

Lee admits playing Twenty20 cricket is a challenge, but its one the former test player enjoys and he believes Twenty20 bowlers have to be cagier.

"It's important for the fast bowler to have a couple of things up his sleeve and be a bit more cagey," he said.

"In T20 cricket we've seen all the adaptations that the batsmen have done - stance, lap sweeps - and bowlers have to be a little bit crafty as well."

"Changing angles, different balls, distracting batsmen in certain ways which are all legal. Just trying different stuff - think outside the square."

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