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Lee suffers new injury set back for Australia

Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has been forced out of the Twenty20 World Cup after suffering a muscle strain in his right forearm during last night warm up game against Zimbabwe.

After enduring a frustrating 12 months out of cricket with an elbow injury this latest setback is a huge blow for Lee. Even though the Aussie broke his thumb while playing for the Kings XI Punjab he looked to have regained his form.

Having bowled four overs, taking a wicket and conceding only 13 runs Lee complained of soreness in his forearm after the game, he was given an MRI scan and it revealed the extent of the damage.

"It's a muscle strain. We have gone to the ICC Technical Committee to ask for a replacement player," said a team spokesman.

With the Aussie’s first group game against Pakistan only 5 days away Australia has requested a replacement player; it will likely be either Doug Bollinger or Ryan Harris.

Both players enjoyed impressive IPL tournament with Bollinger playing an instrumental role in helping the Chennai Super Kings win the title.

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