Deadly Brett Lee set to trounce Team India

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='' class='caption'> Brett Lee seems to have taken on the mantle of leading the new ball attack and India will need all the experience to take him on.

Updated: December 25, 2007 14:29 IST
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Australia may well be missing the services of Glenn McGrath and Shane Warne when Boxing Day Test gets underway, but there seems to be no shortage of replacement bowlers for the World Champions.

Brett Lee seems to have taken on the mantle of leading the new ball attack and India will need all the experience to take him on.

He can bounce you, he can York you or he can beat you for sheer pace. Try as hard as you can but trying to deal with Brett Lee certainly isn't something any batsman relishes.

Binga warmed up nicely for the upcoming Test series against India with 7 wickets from the 2 one dayers against New Zealand in the Chappell Hadlee Trophy.

However its his test form in the absence of Glenn McGrath that everybody is more interested in and so far the blonde bomber has been up to the task of filling pigeon's shoes. He took 16 wickets in the 2 tests against Sri Lanka, was man of the match in both games and man of the series as Australia won 2-0.

In a career that's almost 8 years old, Brett Lee hasn't done bad for himself despite his injury problems and accusations of chucking. He has 247 wickets in 61 Tests and 280 wickets in 160 ODIs.

He's also had his problems against India in Tests. After a breakthrough performance in 1999-2000 when he took 13 wickets, the last time India were down under Lee struggled to replicate that performance with just 8 wickets in two tests. In fact he went for a double hundred in the Sydney test.

However the 31 year old has come a long way since then, improving even on his batting skills and coming within a whisker of saving Australia from defeat during the 2005 Ashes at Edgbaston.

Hopefully that's a job he wont have take on this time around, instead he would want to be a solo destroyer, unlike the duets he does in his singing career.

Meanwhile, the Aussie bomber seems to have learned some Hindi and now its the turn of Australia's security officials. The Australian board has got Anil Kumble and his team to give them a list of Hindi words with racial undertones.

They now plan to give a list of these Hindi abuses to their undercover anti-racism police who will be monitoring the crowd during the Boxing Day test. Any fan caught making racist comments will be immediately asked to leave the stadium and banned for life.

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