Lee the main main for Australia – Lillee

Dennis Lillee thinks that Brett Lee is now the main spearhead for the Australian attack.

While Lillee praised Warne for breaking his record of 85 wickets in a calendar year, he was just as excited about Lee’s performance.

“Brett’s steadily improved over many years,” Lillee said.

“He has learnt to bowl now a more consistent line and length. He uses the yorker and bouncer sparingly and it probably has more effect.

“He is pretty much a complete fast bowler.”

Asked whether Lee was now Australia’s pace spearhead, Lillee said: “Absolutely. I would dare say McGrath would certainly be happy to take the pressure off himself for a start. It doesn’t mean McGrath is any lesser (of a) bowler, (but) certainly Brett seems to have taken the mantle of leading the attack.”

Ahem. I would like to see a lot more consistency by Lee before I put too much trust in him. Especially against England.