Lee likely to make full recovery for fourth Ashes Test

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Birmingham, Aug 2(ANI): Australian pace spearhead Brett Lee, recovering from a side strain, has said that he would most likely be back at full pace for next week's fourth Ashes Test at Headingley.

Lee had suffered a side strain before the first Test at Cardiff and has been in sidelines since then.

"I want to be going flat out by day five here (in Birmingham) so I've got two more days. I had a really good bowl today, go a little bit harder tomorrow then hard on the fifth day and hopefully be back by full pace then," the News.com.au quoted Lee, as saying.

The 32 year-old fast-bowler has been suffering from the injury for a while now, but he believes that he would make complete recovery to make a comeback in the national squad.

"It's been challenging to say the least but things are starting to fall into place now," Lee said.

"The body's starting to feel really good, I've got no pain there in the left rib region, I had a bowl today and look forward to doing a bit more tomorrow," he added.

Lee further said that his form and reputation should be enough to put him in the reckoning for the Headingley Test match, where Australia are expected play another seamer as the pitch has traditionally tended to favour the quicks.

"I'm not worried about my form or the pace, hopefully I've proven that. It's just a matter now of making sure the rib feels ok. It feels good so far so we'll just see how it goes," he said. (ANI)

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