Want to see India and Australia in ICC T20 World Cup final – Brett Lee

Former Aussie pacer Brett Lee is backing India to bounce back in the ICC T20 World Cup. The Men in Blue lost their opening match to Pakistan by 10 wickets in Dubai. He is hoping to see the India-Australia final on November 14 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

Lee told ANI that while India should have played three spinners, Pakistan was unstoppable on that day.

“Look, in hindsight maybe (India could have played three spinners), but Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mohammad Shami, those types of guys are quality fast bowlers. If they can’t get the job done, who can? They had the right team, but you have to give credit to Pakistan as they played out of their skin,” said Lee.

“I guess the only person who stood out for India was Virat Kohli, hitting a beautiful fifty and there was a time when Afridi bowled and he smacked him down the wicket for a six. To me, that showed right intent.

“KL Rahul failed and that happens. He had come off the Orange Cap in the IPL, but a bit of extra pace, which he wasn’t used to probably in the IPL, (got the better of him). The Pakistan bowlers have got some extra pace, but I still have India as favourites,” he explained.

He wants the Indian squad to relax ahead of the remaining games.

“Relax, take it easy, take a breath in and it will all be okay. If they trust their ability and instinct, trust their talent, they will be okay. Maybe an India-Australia final somehow,” he smiled.