Brett Lee Turns 43: Relive Australian Pacer's Great Accolades

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For his excellent performances, Brett Lee has won many awards and on his birthday, we are looking at some of the accolades achieved by Lee in his career.

Written By Adil Khan | Mumbai | Updated On:
Brett Lee

Brett Lee is one of the fastest bowlers the world cricket has ever seen, and in his more than a decade long career, the right-handed fast bowler has provided fans with some excellent moments. For his excellent performances, Brett Lee has won many prestigious awards and on his birthday, we are looking at some of the accolades achieved by Brett Lee in his career. Here are some of the awards won by the 43-year-old Australian bowler.

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2008: Allan Border Medal

By winning the Allan Border medal in 2008, Brett Lee became the first bowler since Glenn McGrath to claim the major award. Lee won the award despite missing the entire World Cup with an ankle injury. However, in 2008, Lee took over McGrath’s place and spearheaded Australia's attack. The big reason for his Allan Border Medal win was his performance against Sri Lanka and India. In the same year, he took his 40th wickets at an average of 20.58.

2008: Australian Test Player of the Year

In the same year, Brett Lee took home the Test Player of the Year title. In the Allan Border Medal count, Lee finished with 125 votes, while Hayden got 107 and Ricky Ponting got 64 votes. This was Lee’s first time on the stage since 2000, where he won Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year. After winning the award, Lee expressed his disappointment of missing the World Cup.

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2000: Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year

After his bad performance against Pakistan, Lee redeemed himself by displaying excellent bowling against India in 1999. In the first Test, Lee finished the innings with the figures of 5/47 from 17 overs, becoming the first Australian fast bowler since Dennis Lillee to take five wickets on debut. Lee took 13 wickets in his opening two Tests at the low average of 14.15. For his excellent performance, Lee won the inaugural Donald Bradman Young Player of the Year Award at the Allan Border medal award ceremony in 2000.

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Other Brett Lee accolades

YEARS

ACHIEVEMENTS

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

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

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