Sydney: Fiery quick Brett Lee is building up steam ahead of the third edition of the Big Bash League and says he is itching to get his cricket fix in, according to reports.
According to News.com.au, the 37-year-old hasn`t played competitive cricket since the Indian Premier League season ended more than seven months ago, but the break has made him `super keen` to get back into the Sydney Sixers` magenta strip.
Lee has spent the last few weeks commentating on the Ashes series and said that watching so closely made him miss some aspects of playing the game, the report said.
Lee said he tried to set up a bowling date with another former Test great Michael Hussey, but their conflicting commentary commitments meant they couldn`t find a time, the report added.
Instead, he will continue his preparations this week in the nets at the WACA before heading back to Sydney for the start of the campaign, the report further said.
At his prime Lee regularly hit bowling speeds of 160km and while he may not be able to reach those figures now, he is still quick enough to terrify the Big Bash batsmen, the report mentioned.