Published:25 October 2021
Former fast bowler Brett Lee has stated that Australia should go for the victory in the upcoming T20 World Cup. Despite their disappointing performance in the shortest format, he has encouraged his country to advance further in the competition.
Since the epidemic era began, Australia has lost its past five T20I series - against England, India, New Zealand, West Indies, and Bangladesh. However, it might be claimed that they were missing their full-strength lineup for the majority of the games.
Brett Lee said that Australia hasn't had the best of luck in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup, yet he remains confident in his team's prospects of winning their first T20 trophy.
According to Times Now News, Brett Lee stated the expectation for Australia is to win the event. He went on to say that he understands their lofty aspirations, but that if they don't go out and set the bar extremely high, they will not win.
He also added that they have not had much achievement in the current format and that it is vital for them to change it because they have a team capable of going all the way. It won't be easy, especially considering the strength of teams like England, India, and New Zealand.
Brett Lee has highlighted David Warner as Australia's main guy for this crucial event. The left-hander, who was once one of the top T20 players in the world, was dismissed by his IPL team Sunrisers Hyderabad last month after being dropped as captain during the tournament's early stages. He has been in awful shape, with 0 and 2 knocks in the UAE leg of the IPL, and 0 and 1 in the two warm-up games.
The former pacer-turned-commentator also stated that this Australian team is full of potential, with David Warner being the key player for him. Warner is reserving his runs for the big games following his IPL form, he would like to say. Warner was treated unfairly there, according to him, and it may have shaken his confidence, but he shines on the big stage and that everything should go smoother for him from here.
Australia won their first warm-up match against New Zealand. However, in their second warm-up encounter, they were being outplayed by India. On Saturday afternoon in Abu Dhabi, they take on South Africa in their first Super 12 match.