India vs Australia
“Playing at home obviously gives you that advantage, but that said I know that India will pack a full strength squad to tour Australia. I still believe if Australia is to win our bowlers hold the key,” Lee instructed PTI in an unique interview.
The kookaburra seam just isn’t as pronounced as Dukes or SG Tests balls and the flattening of seam coupled with a ban on saliva will make it more durable for bowlers of each groups.
“It will definitely change the way the game is played so we don’t want to make it even harder for bowlers even more than it currently is,” mentioned the 43-year-old Lee.
India’s tempo assault
India’s tempo assault, which has been phenomenal previously three years, has the aptitude of “knocking over any top order” in world cricket however it should once more boil all the way down to how a lot the ball swings.
“India have got some extremely good pace bowlers that are capable of knocking over any top order. Once again I think it comes down to how the ball will swing or not swing in different conditions (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney).”
And that’s exactly the explanation why Lee will not thoughts if a man-made substance is allowed although his reply as to whether ball tampering must be legalised was an emphatic no. “Essentially you do want saliva to maintain the brand new ball shiny and in addition the outdated ball to reverse swing. Usually (quick bowlers) use much less saliva on a brand new ball in comparison with the outdated one.
“Maybe they should provide you with some synthetic substance that they’ll use,” the holder of 310 Test wickets asserted.
Iconic Aus skippers
The better part about Australian cricket groups have been their iconic captains who’ve set benchmarks, mentioned Lee.
“Yes Australia have had some great leaders which set the tone for the generations to observe. I used to be very fortunate to play underneath two of my favourites in Steve Waugh and Ricky Ponting,” mentioned Lee, referring to the likes of Ian Chappell, Allan Border and Mark Taylor who preceded them.
Tim Paine’s captaincy
Does he really feel that Tim Paine can earn the identical form of respect constantly in a change room that has powerhouse performers like Steve Smith and David Warner.
“I feel Tim Paine has performed an amazing job and must be complimented for the way in which that he has led the aspect. Keeping in thoughts he is had a couple of dramas to take care of, he is nonetheless the proper man for the job,” Lee mentioned.
In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, all cricket boards are going by means of monetary stress and Cricket Australia isn’t any totally different.
The speedster hoped that some normalcy will return in future. “As any individual within the workforce any time there’s a pay reduce that it positively will have an effect on them. Let’s hope we get again to some type of normality as quickly as doable.”
England vs West Indies
Lee had watched the primary Test between England and West Indies in Southampton and was very impressed with Caribbean skipper Jason Holder’s efficiency within the first innings.
“There have been some great performances by bowlers of each groups. In specific the skipper from the West Indies. Just goes to indicate that line size is so necessary.”