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Brett Lee to coach Ireland's bowlers ahead of CWC

Former Australia paceman Brett Lee agrees to coach Ireland's bowlers before Cricket World Cup

Brett Lee to coach Ireland's bowlers ahead of CWC

DUBLIN (AP) -- Former Australia paceman Brett Lee has agreed to a short-term deal to coach Ireland's bowlers in the buildup to the Cricket World Cup.

Ireland coach Phil Simmons says Lee has a "special insight of Australian pitches," and "it's a fantastic opportunity for our bowlers to learn from a living legend."

The 38-year-old Lee retired from all forms of cricket last month after playing in the Twenty20 final of Australia's Big Bash. A two-time World Cup winner, Lee took 310 wickets in 76 tests, and 380 wickets in 221 ODIs.

Ireland plays Randwick Petersham in a 50-over friendly on Friday before official warm-up games against Scotland on Tuesday and Bangladesh on Thursday.

The Irish are in Pool B of the World Cup.


Updated : 2021-09-26 11:40 GMT+08:00