T20 WC: Brett Lee Names Two Indians To Be The Highest Run-scorer And Wicket-taker
By Aditya Pratap - Oct 21, 2021 7:40 pm
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Former Australian fast bowler Brett Lee feels Team India are the hot favourites to win the T20 World Cup 2021 in the UAE and Oman. He also named two Indian players who could be the highest run-scorer and wicket-taker in the tournament.

Brett Lee
Brett Lee

India will kick off their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24 in Dubai. They are in good form which was on display during the two warm-up games they played.

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Brett Lee believes Team India are the favourites to win the tournament keeping their batting lineup in mind.

“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,” the former Australian cricketer wrote in his column for ICC.

He picked KL Rahul and Mohammed Shami to be the leading performer in their respective categories during the tournament. Both players had a good run with their form during the recently-concluded IPL 2021.

Talking about Australia’s chances to win their maiden T20 WC title, Lee mentioned they have the potential to go all the way through and David Warner’s form will be very decisive for the Aussies.

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“We have not had a lot of success in this format – it is time we changed it and we do have a side that can take it all the way. It obviously won’t be easy, especially when you look at how strong teams like England, India and New Zealand are.”

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“But this Australian side is loaded with talent and for me, the key is David Warner. I would like to say he is saving the runs for the games that count after his IPL form! He was really harshly dealt with there and it may have knocked some confidence out of him but he thrives on the big stage. Everything should be rosy for him here, class is permanent,” he wrote.

Australia will kick off their campaign against South Africa on October 23, which happens to be the curtain-raiser of the Super 12 matches.