Australian fast bowling great Brett Lee will link up with Ireland as its bowling coach for the World Cup.
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Former Australia quick Brett Lee has been named Ireland’s bowling coach ahead of the upcoming Cricket World Cup.
The announcement comes just a day after his former Australia teammate Michael Hussey joined South Africa as a consultant.
Lee enjoyed a glittering career at ODI level, taking 380 wickets in 221 matches.
Ireland coach Phil Simmons said Lee’s experience would be invaluable for the non-Test playing nation.
“Brett Lee has a wonderful knowledge of fast bowling, and his special insight of Australian pitches will help give our bowlers further confidence ahead of their group matches,” Simmons said.
“I’m sure all our bowlers will benefit from the experience that a two-time World Cup winner has accumulated, especially in the pressure situations of a global event.
“It’s a fantastic opportunity for our bowlers to learn from a living legend and one I’m sure they’ll all benefit from.”
The 38-year-old retired from all forms of cricket last month after helping guide the Sydney Sixers to the Big Bash League final.
Ireland opens its World Cup campaign against the West Indies on February 16 in Nelson.