Brett Lee’s compatriot Ian Healy doesn’t think that Australia should entertain the thoughts of using Peter Handscomb as the keeper of the side in the last test versus Bangladesh which is a must-win for Australia to end the 2-match series on level grounds.
There have been some hints dropped by the Australian management that Wade may not be able to find a spot in the XI and it’s Handscomb who may be entrusted with the wicket-keeping duties.
But, Healy doesn’t consider it a great idea. In his opinion, rather than doing any benefits to the team, this move will actually damage the team’s chances.
First of all, it will have an effect on the batting of Handscomb who has probably been the only Australian batsman other than Captain Smith to have proved to be effective batting against the spinners in the subcontinent this year. He was pretty good on India tour as well.
Secondly it will affect the mind-set of the spinners too because they’ll know that the guy who’s keeping the wickets is not specialist in that job. More
Brett Lee says he is impressed with the fast bowling associated with Indian cricket.
The former Australia pacer was at a promotional event when he heaped praises on Indian cricket. He praised a pacer Jasprit Bumrah and others for their effective yorkers.
Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar while praising Umesh Yadav said the more he bowls the better he would be. Lee commented on Tendulkar statements, agreeing with him.
“The more he bowls, the better off he is going to be. Bowling is defined by momentum and rhythm and that comes by bowling and bowling and bowling,” he said.
Lee made the comments at an event to launch Bowling Master. At the event he also talked about Ishant Sharma. More
Brett Lee reckons that even if Steve Smith didn’t want Shaun Marsh to make use of the one DRS opportunity available to the Aussies at the time of the latter’s dismissal in the second innings in Bengaluru; the left hander would still have insisted on it and would have used it because he was clearly looking not out.
Marsh did not opt to offer his bat on a Umesh Yadav ball which was bowled from round the stumps angle and was coming in with the shine, but, while shouldering arms, he had made sure that he got both his pads outside the off stump and that’s why when the ball hit him, there was no doubt where the impact was. It was there for everyone to see that the impact was outside the line of the stumps.
Normally when the impact is outside, it makes an LBW case invalid because it is believed that the bat could have come into play once the ball had come in the line of the stumps, but, when the batsman is not offering any shot, it’s clear that there won’t be any role of the bat at any stage as the batsman has opted to take it away. So, in such cases, there is no importance of the impact and Marsh’s case was one such case. More
Pakistan will be going head on with Australia as the first test of the Pakistan series begins on Thursday.
Speaking with one of the news media, Brett Lee, a former Australian fast bowler has pleaded with the bowling cartel in Australia to adjust to the conditions of play at the Gabba as they move into the first Test on Thursday against Pakistan.
Lee, during his own career, had played no less than 12 tests in Brisbane where he was able to cart away a total of 29 wickets at the venue, with two five-wicket hauls.
The 40-year old ex-cricketer has also insisted that the key to keeping the batsmen honest at the ground all boils down to one major issue.
“Your length probably has to be a foot fuller when you’re playing at the Gabba,” Lee told Fox Sports News 500. More
Tannishtha Chatterjee did not know who Brett Lee was when she was told that he was going to be in the lead role with her in the movie Un-Indian.
Tannishtha reveals what came to her mind first up was that the guy must be a professional actor and it’s only later that she found out the truth that his hero in the movie had actually been a sportsman and had not had any kind of career in movies.
Tannishtha believes it proved an advantage that she didn’t know Lee and he was like any other normal hero for him on the sets. If she had been aware of which field he belonged to and was awestruck by his Cricket heroics, she might have felt uncomfortable romancing with him on the big screen.
As per Tannishtha, Lee’s experience of working in product advertisement videos came handy and his performance in the movie was really decent acting-wise. It seemed to her that acting came pretty naturally to him. However, she knows that because he is a debutant and she is someone who’s been doing the movies for over a decade, the critics would be going easier on him in comparison to her and it’s only her work which would be rated.
On asked how she personally got along with Lee, Tannishtha said that the two of them found a fantastic tuning straightaway as they had similar taste regarding songs and many other things. Also, the sense of humour of Lee makes him someone really nice to be accompanied by.
The movie hit the screen in Australia the previous year itself and had made decent collections. It is likely to be appreciated in India too once it comes in the cinema halls next week.
Sir Ian Botham is fancying Pakistan to go on to emerge winners in the ongoing Sharjah test match, but, he reckons the Three Lions have an outside chance too if their captain and vice captain who were at the crease at the stumps today manage to survive for a couple of more sessions.
Pakistan batted superbly well in the second innings and posted a score of 355 on the board to set England a stiff target of 284 on a pitch where not only is the ball turning square, but, its keeping low as well.
It was always going to be tough for England to see off an hour or so left in the third session on day 4. It would have given them a lot of confidence if they had not lost any wicket in that duration, but, Shoaib Malik, playing in his farewell test match, struck back-to-back to leave the visitors in disarray.
Malik had dismissed 4 English batsmen in the first innings as well.
Analyzing the play on a television channel, Botham said, “I think for the game and the series to get interesting, it’s important that the two who are unbeaten at the moment don’t get out early tomorrow. They have to keep going because they are England’s best bets. If they bat big, we would be in for a close finish, that’s for sure.” More