Former Australian tearaway pacer Brett Lee has praised Team India’s benchmark strength.
Team India’s strength has been on everyone’s lips since the exhausted team turned the tables against Australia in the test series Down Under earlier this year.
Though Team India, led by Ajinkya Rahane, lost their entire bowling attack of choice due to injury and their skipper Virat Kohli on paternity leave, they showed remarkable courage, tenacity and skill to bring Australia to their Gabba fortress defeat to their second consecutive series of tests Down Under.
With the team forced to select expanded squads during the Covid era, Brett Lee assumed Team India’s banking strength would endure, and their triumph in Australia testifies to that
“Bench strength is critical to a team performing well and India’s performance in Australia is a testament to that,” said Brett Lee, as quoted by the ICC.
“Teams no longer consist of just 11 players. There are around 16-17 of them and the point is to have others good enough to hold their own on a world level at any time. Even when traveling in bubbles, there will be players who take longer breaks and others who get tired, but those are the times, ”Lee added.
The former Australian pacemaker also praised India’s almost-bowling reserves.
Lee believes India has many young pacemakers in the pipeline right now ready to take on the current lot if the opportunity presents itself.
“One word here about the Indian bowling attack which I think was fantastic,” added Lee.
“They have experienced bowlers and some good young people who have made it through. They have enough speed, are excited and enthusiastic, ready to take over from people like Bumrah and Shami. This trend could help India do well in the next 1.0, 15, or even 20 years. ”Brett Lee rescheduled.
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