Friday, February 11, 2011

Lee confident about Aussie World Cup chances

Brett Lee is excited about the forthcoming Cricket World Cup and reckons Australia stand a good chance of winning the tournament.

The veteran pace man missed out on the 2007 World Cup due to injury and he only recently returned to the Australian side following another spell on the sidelines with an elbow injury.

Lee has retired from Test cricket but continues to play for the one-day side and Australia could go into the World Cup on the sub-continent with confidence high after their comprehensively beat England 6-1 in their one-day series and the Cricket World Cup betting suggests they should do well.

Australia open their World Cup campaign against Zimbabwe and Lee will be looking to continue his impressive record in India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh, where he has taken 24 wickets in 21 games.

Lee claims Australia have a "terrifically well balanced squad" going into the cricket World Cup and they have a lot of "variation" among the bowling attack.

He told he is excited about spearheading that attack, stating: "We all have our roles to play and my role is an attacking one, I want to be the enforcer of the group and be the leader of the attack.

"I will look to offer as much knowledge to the bowling group as possible."

However, not all the Cricket World Cup betting news has been good for the side.

Australia have drafted Jason Krejza and Callum Ferguson into their World Cup squad due to injuries to Nathan Hauritz and Mike Hussey, with chairman of selectors Andrew Hilditch stating the duo are excellent replacements and should excel in the tournament.

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