The excitement and anticipation regarding the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup have been increasing among the fans with every passing day. Ahead of the high-voltage tournament, former Australia fast bowler, Brett Lee has backed team India to reach the finals of the ICC World Cup 2021.
However, with that the legendary pacer also wants the Australian cricket team to win the World Cup and considers that it is the best chance for the Aaron Finch-led side to win the prestigious trophy.
Brett Lee also reckoned that team India should build up their batting around KL Rahul in the upcoming T20 World Cup. As per Lee, adding KL Rahul will ease some pressure on Virat Kohli, who will be leading the team for the last time in the shortest format of the game.
Well, recently Foxsports.com.au quoted Lee as saying: “I’ve backed KL Rahul to get the most runs in the competition. I think KL Rahul coming off a great IPL, he’s the pillar that the guys can build around him because it takes the pressure off Kohli if Rahul is scoring runs,”
“It allows Kohli to just play his natural game. And obviously with Kohli and the captaincy, it’s probably his last crack at it so he’ll want to go out on a high,”
Brett Lee also rated Mumbai Indians batter Suryakumar Yadav as the “next big thing for India.” Further, he also talked about India’s chances of winning the high-voltage tournament, the former cricketer Brett Lee stated that England has one of the best squads considering their experience, but ruled the Indian cricket team as the number one contender for the title. He said:
“England, they’re always a big threat because of the squad they’ve got and the experience they have. But, for me, India are the favourites,”
“You think about India dominating all formats but also because of the Indian Premier League, the young guys coming through, they’ve got some real good pace now as well and their top order can be unstoppable,”