| GEO Sports|
| Lee ready to return for Test series in India|
| Updated at: 1934 PST, Thursday, September 04, 2008|
SYDNEY: Australian fast bowler Brett Lee has declared himself available for the upcoming Test tour of India.
Lee withdrew from the current one-day series against Bangladesh following the collapse of his marriage, but caught up with his Australian team-mates here on Thursday for a light training session and said he was ready to play again.
The Australians are expected to name their squad for India next week and depart on September 21, with the first of their four Tests starting on October 9.
The 31-year-old admitted he considered skipping the tour, but said he was refreshed and looking forward "to the tough Indian tour."
"India is a great place to tour; the culture, the food, the people, and the atmosphere (and) the crowds over there are just brilliant.
"Even though they may be cheering for the Indians, they've still got a love for ustralians," he said.
"It's a tough place to play cricket, but also very enjoyable."
Lee said it was only this week that he decided to make himself available for India, where he is a huge star but is yet to play Test cricket.