Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee is totally against the workload management policy for fast bowlers which has become a trend in the busy international calendar. Apart from the hectic schedule, the life of ‘Bio-Bubble’ in the midst of the Covid-19 epidemic has also affected the cricketers, forcing them to stay away from the game. Lee said on the occasion of ‘Legends Cricket League’ that he is against the rule of giving this relaxation. He does not like giving rest to the bowlers and would like to see bowlers play in every match.
Lee said against the rule of giving rest
Lee said on the sidelines of the ‘Legends cricket league’ here, ‘I am against the rule of giving this rest. I don’t like resting bowlers, I would love to see bowlers play every match.’ Mohammed Shami did not play in the white ball series against South Africa. In which India lost 0-3.
Brett Lee raised questions on comfort
Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee said that a fast bowler should be rested only if he has an injury. Lee said, “It’s okay (to rest) if they’re dealing with an injury. But I want to see the fast bowlers working hard and playing all the time.” Talking about India’s Test loss to South Africa, Lee said that he feels it went against expectations because it is the same. was the team that defeated Australia in their den and then took a 2–1 lead against England as well.
India was a very good test team
Brett Lee said, “Look, sometimes it happens. They are playing very good cricket. The way they played in Australia, they beat it at home and then in England…” Lee said, “Australian team is the number one team in the world right now. But India has been a very good Test team. What happened in South Africa was that the hosts played a really great series on their own soil. The series loss in South Africa in Tests and ODIs comes after Virat Kohli stepped down from captaincy across formats and a dispute with the BCCI.
The impact of the controversy on India’s performance
When asked whether the off-field controversy had an impact on India’s performance, Lee preferred to keep his silence on it. Recently, Australia won the Ashes series 4-0 with Pat Cummins taking over as the captain of the team after Tim Paine decided to step down after the ‘sexting scandal’. Praising Cummins, Lee said, “We won 4-0. I think he did a pretty good job. I think his captaincy was very effective and he got the support of some wonderful people (players) around him.