Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee said that the fast bowler will play an important role in the home series against the Indian team. But it is also necessary to see how much Kookaburra swings without the use of saliva (Saliva Ban in Cricket). Australia have a trio of fast bowlers in the form of Pat Cummins, Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazlewood.
Kovid-19, one of the world's fastest bowlers due to the ban on saliva due to an epidemic, wants Lee to allow the use of 'artificial material' on the ICC ball to maintain balance between the ball and the bat. Help in Lee told PTI-language in a special interview, 'You will obviously benefit from playing in your country, but India's most compulsive team will come on tour to Australia. I still believe that if Australia wants to win, then the role of our bowlers will be important.
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The stitching of the Kookaburra ball is not as bulging as the other balls used in Test matches like Dukes or SGs. Due to the ban on saliva, the situation will be more difficult for the bowlers of both teams. Team India is to travel to Australia for a 4 Test match series in December this year. For the first time, Team India will also play a test pink ball (day-night test match) here. The 43-year-old former player said, “It will definitely change the way the game is played.” So we do not want to make it any more difficult for the bowlers.
The Indian fast bowling attack has performed brilliantly in the last 3 years, having the ability to send pavilions to any top order in world cricket. It will have to be seen how much his ability will be when the ball swings low. Lee said, “India has got some very good fast bowlers, who are capable of shaking any top order.” I think his performance in different circumstances (Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney) will depend on how much the ball swings. '
The former fast bowler said that in such circumstances no one should object if any artificial substance is allowed on the ball. He said, 'You need saliva to make the new ball shiny and the old ball reverse swing. Usually (fast bowlers) use less saliva on the new ball than on the old ball.
The bowler, who took 310 wickets in Tests, said, “He (ICC) may need to allow the use of some artificial substances.” Lee is asked if Tim Paine gets the honor as captain in the presence of Steve Smith and David Warner, as the previous captains have been receiving. In response, he said, “I think Tim Paine has done a great job and he should be praised for the way he has led the team.”