Lee out of tri-series
Melbourne, Feb 5: Fast bowler Brett Lee has been ruled out of the Commonwealth Bank Series One-day tri-series between Australia, India and Sri Lanka due to a toe injury he suffered during the second T20I played at the MCG on February 3.
The Australian pacer was hurt as he tried to stop a ball off his own bowling which was struck hard by Indian skipper MS Dhoni.
"Brett Lee sustained a fracture of his right foot when he was struck by a ball in the last over of his spell during the KFC T20 against India at the MCG on Friday night,” Cricket Australia team doctor Trefor James was quoted as saying.
"He was able to complete the over. However, the foot became more painful and swollen the following day. An x-ray has confirmed a fracture of the small toe and we now expect Brett will return to cricket in four to six weeks," he added.
Lee, who retired from Test cricket in 2008, has continued to play for Australia in ODIs and T20Is. A replacement for the pacer is yet to be named.