Melbourne, Mar 30(ANI): Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has been named in the national squad for the Twenty20 World Cup to be played in West Indies next month.
Lee underwent an elbow surgery last year, and has not played for Australia since the tour of India in October.
The 33-year-old has played only one game since making his come back- the Indian Premier League game for King's XI Punjab last week. He has been chosen ahead of in-form fast bowler Ryan Harris.
"While Brett Lee hasn't played the amount of cricket we would've liked him to in preparation for this World Cup, at his best he is one of the best Twenty20 cricketers in the world. He also has the opportunity of continuing to play in the IPL as preparation for this tournament," The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Andrew Hilditch, Australia chairman of selectors, as saying.
Australian batsman Mike Hussey and all-rounder Daniel Christian have also been included.
Cameron White has been named as vice-captain of the team for the tournament. ustralian Team:
Michael Clarke (captain), Cameron White, Daniel Christian, Brad Haddin, Nathan Hauritz, David Hussey, Mike Hussey, Mitchell Johnson, Brett Lee, Dirk Nannes, Tim Paine, Steven Smith, Shaun Tait, David Warner and Shane Watson. (ANI)