Former Australia pacer Brett Lee believes that Team India should build their batting around KL Rahul in the upcoming T20 World Cup, this will ease some of the pressure on Virat Kohli, who will be the team for the last time in the shorter format. will lead. Play.
Lee justified his choice given Rahul’s recent form in the Indian Premier League, where the Punjab Kings captain scored 295 runs in six matches in the second leg. The former Australia bowler also feels that Rahul can emerge as the leading run-scorer of the tournament.
“I have backed KL Rahul to score the most runs in the competition. I think KL Rahul coming out of a great IPL is the pillar that people can build around him as it puts pressure on Kohli. If Rahul is scoring runs,” Lee told foxsports.com.au.
“It allows Kohli to just play his natural game. And obviously with Kohli and the captaincy, this is probably his last crack, so he would like to go higher,” he added.
Lee rated Mumbai Indians batsman Suryakumar Yadav as “the next big thing for India”.
Talking about India’s chances of winning the marquee event, former cricketer Lee said that England have the best team considering their experience, but the Men in Blue reigned as the number one title contenders.
“England, they are always a big threat because of the team they have and the experience they have. But, for me, India is the favourite,” Lee said.
“You think of India dominating all formats, but because of the Indian Premier League, young players are also coming in, they still have some good momentum and their top order can be unstoppable, ” They said.
India will start their campaign in the upcoming World Cup against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24.