Former Australia paceman Brett Lee has agreed to coach Ireland’s bowlers in the buildup to the Cricket World Cup on a short term peried.
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.”I’m sure all our bowlers will benefit from the experience that a two-time World Cup winner has accumulated, especially in the pressure situations of a global event.
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 Two days later.