Brett Lee has declared himself fit for the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean.

Lee is recovering from a broken thumb but bowled at full pace in the nets today.

Nicole Sosnowski reports.

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Brett Lee had his first bowl today since breaking his thumb during a four-match series in the Indian Premier League.

He’s been given the go-ahead to play in the upcoming Twenty20 World Cup.

Brett Lee, Australian Twenty20 Bowler: “I went and saw the surgeon the other day and he was happy. He said its obviously broken but if you can play with the pain then he sort of cleared me to go out there and bowl.”

Some of the Australian Twenty20 team were training in Brisbane today but they weren’t giving away any of their secrets.

Brett Lee, Australian Twenty20 Cricket Bowler: “Certainly in Twenty20 cricket the batsman are always attacking so its important for the fast bowlers to have a couple things up their sleeve.”

Their first match will be against top-ranked Pakistan. The outcome will surely reveal if they are in any position to reach a number one ranking.”

Australia will have to finish within the top two places of their pool to make the Super 8.

In Rugby, the Queensland Reds have announced their side for Friday’s match against the Stormers.

Lock, Van Humphries, has been ruled out because of an ankle injury.

It will be a tough fight the Reds have lost their last six clashes against the South African side.

Ewen McKenzie, Queensland Reds Head Coach: “They are not dissimilar, in fact, to how the Bulls defend and obviously we saw how well they defended last week.”

Following their last round win over the Bulls the Reds are hoping to make their first finals appearance since 2001.

Nicole Sosnowski, QUT News