Cricket is a very fast game. In this, physical strength is needed as much as it takes batting, it also takes bowling. Today, cricket has become a very professional sport. As a result, the number of competitions has also increased. That’s why players need to rest at the right time to showcase their on-field talent without any injury.
Let’s take a look at what Brett Lee has to say about the upcoming tournament featuring Bumrah and Mohammed.
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 spoke 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.
Mohammed Shami did not play in the white-ball series against South Africa in which India lost 0-3. Now the selectors have also rested the Indian fast bowling pair of Shami and Jasprit Bumrah for the upcoming home series against West Indies. India and West Indies have to play a series of three ODIs and three T20 matches.
Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee said that a fast bowler should be rested only if he has an injury.
“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.”Brett Lee
Talking about India’s Test loss to South Africa, Lee said that he feels it went against expectations because it is the same as the team that defeated Australia in their maiden and then took a 2–1 lead against England as well.
“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…”
“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.”Brett Lee Added.
The series loss in South Africa in Tests and ODIs comes after Virat Kohli stepped down from captaincy across all formats and a dispute with the BCCI.