The 35-year-old, Australian pace bowler Brett Lee On 13 July 2012 announced his retirement from all international cricket after a calf injury cut short his tour of England with Australia’s One-Day International team. Lee will continue to play the less demanding Twenty20 cricket in the Indian Premier League and the Australian Big Bash League competitions. Lee retired after a 13-year international career that included 76 Tests, 221 ODIs and 25 T20Is.
Lee made his One Day International debut for Australia against Pakistan on 9 January 2000 during the Carlton and United Breweries Series at the Gabba, Brisbane. Brett Lee left international cricket as the seventh highest ODI wicket-taker and second for Australia behind Glenn McGrath. He is one of only four Australians to take more than 300 Test wickets. Lee was recognised as one of the fastest bowlers in world cricket. He was ranked by the ICC as the No. 1 ODI bowler in January 2006.
- 2000 Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year
- 1999-2000 Wisden Young Cricketer of the Year
- 2002-03 VB Series Player of the Series
- 2004-05 VB Series Player of the Series
- 2005 ICC Awards – ODI Team of the Year
- 2006 Wisden Cricketer of the Year
- 2006-07 DLF Cup Player of the Tournament
- 2006 ICC Awards – ODI Team of the Year
- Australia’s Greatest ODI XI
- 2007 Warne-Muralitharan Trophy Player of the Series
- 2007-08 Border-Gavaskar Trophy Player of the Series
- 2008 McGilvray Medal
- 2008 Australian Test Player of the Year
- 2008 Allan Border Medal
- 2008 ICC Awards – ODI Team of the Year
- 2008 ICC Awards – Test Team of the Year
- 2009 Champions League Twenty20 Player of the Series
Lee made his Twenty20 and T20 International debut on 15 February 2005 against New Zealand in the first ever T20 international match.