Team India’s bench strength has been the talk of the town ever since the depleted team turned the tables on Australia in the Test series Down Under earlier this year.
Despite losing their entire first-choice bowling attack due to injury and their skipper Virat Kohli, who was on paternity leave, Team India under the leadership of Ajinkya Rahane showed remarkable grit, tenacity, and skills to beat Australia at their fortress Gabba to claim their second consecutive Test series Down Under.
With team’s forced to pick extends squads in the Covid era, Brett Lee reckoned that the bench strength of Team India has stood and their triumph in Australia bears testimony to it
“The bench strength is crucial for a team to do well and India’s performance in Australia bears testimony to that,” said Brett Lee as quoted by the ICC.
“Teams are not of just 11 players anymore. There are some 16-17 of them and it is about having others who are good enough to stand up at the world level at any given time. Also, with travelling in bubbles, there will be players who get extended rests and others who get fatigued, but that is how the times are.” Lee added.
The former Australian pacer also heaped high praise on the Indian fast bowling reserves.
Lee believes that India currently has a lot of young pacers in the pipeline and they are ready to take over from the current lot if and when the opportunity arrives.
”A word here about the Indian bowling attack, which I feel has been fantastic,” Lee added.
“They have experienced bowlers and some good young guys coming through. They have enough pace, are excited and enthusiastic, ready to take over from the likes of Bumrah and Shami. This trend may help India do well, for the next 1,0, 15 or even 20 years.” signed off Brett Lee.