Brett Lee is a former Australian international cricketer and a Channel Nine cricket commentator. During his international career, Lee was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in the world of cricket. He is also widely regarded as one of the best pace bowlers ever to have played the sport. In each of his first two years, he averaged less thanwith the ball, but since then has mostly achieved figures in the early 30s. He was also known as an athletic fielder and useful lowerorder batsman, with a batting average exceedingin Test cricket. Lee finished his Test with 310 wickets, and his One Day International career with 380 wickets.
Lee is the second of three sons born to Bob, a metallurgist, and Helen , a piano teacher, and grew up in the Wollongong suburbs of Oak Flats and Mount Warrigal. His older brother Shane is a retired all rounder and former international and younger brother Grant previously played cricket for New South Wales U19, and is now an accountant. Lee attended Balarang Public School and Oak Flats High School, which later named its cricket ground in his honour. The brothers first played cricket together in front of their house using a tennis ball and the garage door as the wicketkeeper. As a child he idolised Allan Donald and Dennis Lillee, the latter of whom would become a mentor to him as a teenager. Lee has been known by his nickname Binga, after the chain of electronics store Bing Lee, since his high school days. He was once briefly nicknamed Oswald by former Australian captain and New South Wales teammate Steve Waugh during his early international career. During an ODI around 2000, he was in t