Despite reaching the final of the inaugural ICC World Test Championship, India will begin the 2021-23 season with a five-match series versus England, beginning on August 4th. Here is why Brett Lee Praises India’s Bench Strength & Bowling Attack.
Brett Lee Praises India’s Bench Strength & Bowling Attack
A few of the milestones of India’s journey to the finals was their triumph over Australia when they came back from a 1-0 setback to win the series 2-1 despite losing many important players along the way, particularly captain Virat Kohli.
Brett Lee commented on the significance of bench strength ahead of the ICC World Test Championship series, particularly in terms of the increasing pandemic scenario, and picked out India’s performance versus Australia.
Team India have experienced bowlers and some good young guys coming through: Brett Lee
“The bench strength is crucial for a team to do well and India’s performance in Australia bears testimony to that,” said Lee.
“Teams are not of just 11 players anymore. There are some 16-17 of them and it is about having others who are good enough to stand up at the world level at any given time. Also, with travelling in bubbles, there will be players who get extended rests and others who get fatigued, but that is how the times are.”
The former Australia paceman also praised the current team of young Indian bowlers, predicting that they will take over in the coming years.
“A word here about the Indian bowling attack, which I feel has been fantastic,” Lee added.
“They have experienced bowlers and some good young guys coming through. They have enough pace, are excited and enthusiastic, ready to take over from the likes of Bumrah and Shami. This trend may help India do well for the next 10, 15, or even 20 years.”