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|Full name||Shane Lee|
8 August 1973 |
Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
|Bowling style||Right–arm medium|
|Relations||Brett Lee (brother), Jak Lee (brother)|
|ODI debut (cap 124)||17 December 1995 v West Indies|
|Last ODI||3 April 2001 v India|
|Domestic team information|
|1993–2002||New South Wales|
Source: Cricinfo, 4 October 2009
Lee was a promising junior, representing the Australia U-19 team. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1990 and 1994 and was a contemporary of future international teammate Adam Gilchrist. He first played for New South Wales in 1993 and was called up for the Australian one day team in 1995.
Despite being included in the 1996 and 1999 World Cup squads, he only really established himself in the team in the 1999–2000 Carlton and United Series along with the emergence of his younger brother, fast bowler Brett Lee. His best bowling performance in ODI was 8.1–0–33–5 against Sri Lanka at MCG in 1999 during the Carlton & United Series.
In 2002 aged just 29, Lee retired from cricket due to knee injuries. Between 1995 and 2001 he played 45 One Day Internationals scoring 477 runs and taking 48 wickets.
Lee is the oldest of three boys and they grew up in the Wollongong suburb of Oak Flats. He regularly played cricket with younger brothers Brett and Grant outside their house and they followed his footsteps into the New South Wales U-17 team, although Grant later gave up the game at age 18.
He is also a member of rock group Six & Out, along with his brother Brett and four former New South Wales teammates. Shane plays lead and rhythm guitars, and supplies backing vocals.