Australia have never really failed to produce world class pacers. Even during these past few years when they struggled to deliver as per their usual standards, they always had some world class pacers in their ranks. The express fast-bowlers have always been an essential part of the Australian teams. The likes of Dennis Lillee and Jeff Thomson used to send shivers down the spine of the opposition.
The two were followed were followed by the likes of Glenn Mcgrath, Brett Lee and Jason Gillespie. The trio helped Australia become arguably the most dominating team in the history of the game. As of now, the onus to carry on that legacy is on the likes of Mitchell Starc, Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins. The trio has done well so far but now need to deliver consistently as Australia finally look like having a settled squad.
Starc’s pace, Hazlewood’s accuracy and Pat Cummins’ diversity make them a formidable trio. Pakistan recently got a taste of the three pacers’ skills as they were blown away in the two-match Test series. All the three pacers made their presence felt as Australia won both the Tests by an innings to continue their fine resurgence in Tests.
Brett Lee lavishes praise on trio:
Only time will tell how Starc, Hazlewood and Cummins fare in their careers but legendary pacer Brett Lee believes the three could surpass any era. Brett Lee feels the trio will go down in history as one of the best.
“These three will potentially go down as a trio that can surpass any era,”Lee was quoted by Foxsports.com.au as saying.
“When you talk about fast bowlers they hunt in a pack, but it’s generally only two bowlers that you mention. Lillee (Dennis Lillee) and Thommo (Jeff Thomson).
“You think about the great West Indian bowlers, there were about four of them but normally there’s two that work together. On this occasion we’ve got three, and we’ve got three amazing bowlers that are all doing a great job. They will go down in the history books,” he added.