Lee eager to help Blake with fast bowling

Published Aug 17, 2012 10:54am

Blake could join Lee at the Sydney Sixers for the Big Bash this year. -Photo by AFP

Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has offered to help Olympic medallist Yohan Blake brush up on his fast bowling skills.

Blake could join Lee at the Sydney Sixers for the Big Bash this year after the Sixers chief, Stuart Clark, expressed an interest in bringing the sprinter to his side.

"I'm happy to mentor Yohan in fast bowling, as long as he teaches me how to run 100 metres in 10 seconds," said Lee.

"He is one of the greatest sportsmen in the world and he'd bring colour and international exposure to the Big Bash League, it'd be fantastic."

Blake's management has responded positively, saying that it could work out as long as cricket does not get in the way of his sprint activities.

Australia could also see Jamaica's Usain Bolt play in the Twenty20 league after Shane Warne started a campaign to bring the fastest man in the world to play for Melboure Stars.

Both sprinters have admitted to playing cricket in Jamaica with Bolt describing himself as an all-rounder while Blake claimed he can bowl at a speed of about 147km/h.


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