The ICC T20 World Cup will start with the Super 12 stage from October 23. Former cricketers and experts are coming up with the predictions ahead of the main event and former Aussie pacer Brett Lee has joined the panel. He made a prediction ahead of the Super 12 and has backed the Indian players to rule the batting and bowling charts.
Lee is backing KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami to be the highest run-getter and wicket-taker of the global event. The two represented Punjab Kings in the IPL 2021. While Rahul scored 626 runs in 13 innings, Shami was also among the wickets.
“I think India are probably the favourites with their top four or five batters and their bowling attack. I have KL Rahul down as the top run-scorer in the tournament and Mohammed Shami to be the leading wicket-taker, purely going on the last few months. So, if they deliver and India have one of the leading run-scorers and wicket-takers, it’s a good start,” said Lee to ICC.
Lee is backing Australia to win the T20 WC despite their ordinary record in the tournament.
“This is the one format of the game Australia’s men have not succeeded in at an ICC tournament and we Australians are hungry for it. For me, the expectation is that Australia will go and win the tournament. I know they might be high expectations but if you don’t go and set the bar very high, you are not going to succeed,” he added.