Australia's Lee out of SA tour

2011-10-10 17:44

Cape Town - Cricket Australia on Monday confirmed Australian fast bowler Brett Lee will take no part in the Twenty20 and one-day components of Australia’s current tour of South Africa after being diagnosed with appendicitis.

“Brett complained of some abdominal pain after arriving in Cape Town on Sunday. After consulting specialists and having the relevant investigations he has been diagnosed with appendicitis and will be having surgery in Cape Town later on Monday," said Australian team physiotherapist Alex Kountouris.

“He will obviously be ruled out of the Twenty20 and ODI series in South Africa and is likely to return to cricket in six to eight weeks.”

The Australian team will train on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon prior to the first T20 clash against South Africa in Cape Town on Thursday evening. The second match of the two-game T20 series will take place in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Cricket Australia’s National Selection Panel will make an announcement regarding a possible replacement for Lee in the T20 and ODI squads in due course.


  • castle lager - 2011-10-10 18:33

    hope for Proteas if Lee is out

  • colin.dovey - 2011-10-10 18:44

    We need some sort of retribution on the cricket pitch after our ignominious loss against the Oz team in Rugby. Would be good to grind their noses into the pitch. :-)

  • vynjan - 2011-10-10 18:58

    What about the viewers who have no interest in Facebook ????

  • Mike Hoxbig - 2011-10-10 20:00

    A pity I think, he's one of the nicer Ozzie blokes.

      clark - 2011-10-10 21:32

      - Agree - a really nice bloke.

  • Barry Edwards - 2011-10-10 21:56

    Great guy. A true icon on cricket. Is he not past the sell buy date ? He cannot be opening the bowling for Australia surely ?

      Redback - 2011-10-11 08:51

      Still got good pace on him and still puts in good performances in limited overs cricket. The way he has come back from injury time after time is impressive. A testament to his dedication, seems determined to get 400 ODI wickets. Top bloke. Shane Watson has had a similar run in with injury, obviously the bigger threat to the Proteas.

  • Mike Webber - 2011-10-11 12:20

    We will beat them and they can enjoy that because of what Bryce did to us! Proteas let's beat these guys

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