Brett Lee to learn from the Master on Indian pitches

Published: Tuesday, August 10, 2004, 23:53 [IST]
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Chennai:With the Australian tour to India commencing in October, speedster Brett Lee is in Chennai to get first hand knowledge on bowling in Indian conditions from former Indian pace bowler, Javagal Srinath.

"Lee, who arrived in Chennai on Monday night, spent time on Tuesday learning the tricks on slow bouncy Indian wickets from Srinath," T A Sekhar, chief coach of the MRF Pace Academy, said.

Lee would practise bowling on the wickets in the Academy for four more days with Srinath, a consultant coach of the MRF, and Sekhar and also use the facilities at the Academy.

Lee, who was in Chennai in 1996 and 1998 for training at the Academy under pace legend Dennis Lillee, was keen to train in Chennai at least a month before the Aussies tour began, so that he would be able to extract the maximum from the Indian pitches during the matches.

"Perhaps, Lee would have seen the performance of the Indian bowlers after they were trained by Bruce Reid during their tour to Australia and approached MRF for a similar training in Chennai," Sekhar said.

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