Legendary Australia fast bowler Brett Lee has announced that he will retire from all forms of cricket at the end of this year’s Big Bash.
As a result, his last game for the Sydney Sixers could be next Thursday’s derby against the Sydney Thunder.
However, the Sixers will continue in the Bash and reach the semi-finals if they beat the Thunder.
Lee quit internationals in July 2012. He is his country’s fourth-highest Test wicket-taker, with 310 in 76 matches.
He has also been a brilliant player in the limited overs game, forging a strong reputation as a specialist death bowler.
The 38-year-old took 380 one-day international wickets and he has claimed nine victims in this season’s Big Bash so far.
“It’s been an amazing and emotional 20 years and I’ve enjoyed every single moment of it,” Lee told reporters.
“I’m excited and emotional, certainly happy that I’ve made the right decision.
“I didn’t bother doing the maths but 20 years is a lot of ice baths, a lot of training sessions, a lot balls bowled and a lot of flights – but it’s given me so many great memories.”