Who We Are
||Brett Lee is known throughout the Cricketing world as one of the fastest and most exciting pace bowlers to play the game. He has been recorded bowling at speeds of over 160km/h leaving batsmen with only a fraction of a second to react once the ball leaves his hand.
Brett was born and raised in Wollongong, New South Wales where he grew up with his family and their shared love of sports. Brett tried his hand at many sports but cricket proved to be the one that he excelled in. He had his first official game of cricket at the age of nine. He quickly developed into a very talented player and progressed through the cricket ranks to be in a position where he gained selection for his state at the age of 21 and his country at 24.
Brett made his debut for Australia in the Boxing Day Test against India 1999. He finished his first match for his country with figures of 5/47. He picked up 310 wickets from 76 Tests, joining the elite 300 Test wicket club before retiring from Test cricket early in 2010 to concentrate on the shorter forms of the game.
He also has a formidable limited-overs record – with 349 wickets from 201 ODIs, only one Australian, Glenn McGrath, has taken more wickets in ODIs. Brett has one of the best strike-rates in the world for this form of the game. His pace bowling combined with his ability as a hard hitting and determined tail end batsman make him a crowd favourite throughout Australia and the world.
Brett’s career highlights include the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year 2000, Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2006, Australian Test Player of the Year 2008 and the prestigious Allan Border Medal 2008 for the Australian Cricketer of the Year.
Brett is an enthusiastic and motivated sportsman who is grateful for all of the opportunities that have come his way. He remains a grounded person who is generous with his time in and out of cricket.
Outside of Cricket Brett has a number of other interests. He has a love of music and has formed the band White Shoe Theory and has written a number of songs with his music partner, Mick Vawdon, for their album with the hope to launch later this year. Brett also launched in India with AshaBhosle “You’re the One” single, which he co-wrote the lyrics, and this went to the top of the Indian music charts.
Brett has his own fashion label ‘Brett Lee’ and recently collaborated with Bruno Schiavi, well known for his successful celebrity partnerships, in launching a new underwear and sleepwear range called Acestar.
Brett lives in Sydney and when at home he loves nothing more than spending time with his son 4 year old son Preston and family. Brett often also takes time out in his music studio or occasionally a spot of fishing on Sydney Harbour.