Tuesday 15 September 2009 

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Brett Lee

Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Brett Lee
Cricket World® Player Of The Week - Brett Lee
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Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has been named as the Cricket World® Player Of The Week after his role in helping his side surge into a 4-0 One-Day International series lead over England.

Lee missed the Ashes series through injury but has given the England batsmen a torrid time during the limited overs series, returning nine wickets in the series to date.

Last week, he took one for 58 at The Rose Bowl, where Australia won by six wickets but he shone at Lord's, taking five wickets in an ODI innings for the ninth time in his career as England were bowled out for 220.

Lee picked up figures of five for 49, bowling four batsmen to set up a series-clinching seven-wicket win for his side at the home of cricket.

Other contenders for this week's award were Thilan Samaraweera, Sachin Tendulkar and Cameron White.

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