Former Australian speedster Brett Lee believes that Aaron Finch and co. may effectively spring a shock within the knockout phases of the continuing T20 World Cup. They is perhaps ‘underdogs’, however the momentum gathered within the Super 12 stage does put the Aussies in good stead, as per Lee.
Last night time, the England facet was topic to a shocking loss courtesy of some professional batting efficiency from New Zealand’s Daryl Mitchell and James Neesham. With the World No.1 staff out of the best way, the trophy may very well be anyone’s from right here on.
“After nearly a month of motion, all of it comes down to 5 days, 4 groups, and three matches on the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2021. And I reckon this may very well be Australia’s 12 months. I sense the assumption within the Australia camp and I feel there’s some actual momentum there. Everything is clicking properly forward of Thursday’s semifinal towards Pakistan.“
“They have been underdogs in this tournament and going under the radar has really helped them. When you go in as one of the favorites like England, with their history and success, it breeds confidence but also expectations. If England don’t beat New Zealand and make the final, people will be asking questions just like India, who started slowly and didn’t peak at the right time,” Lee wrote in his column for the ICC.
“Key reason for Australia’s success is how they utilised spin” – Brett Lee
Brett Lee feels that Australia’s greatest ‘weapon’ on this event is leg-spinner Adam Zampa. The younger leg-spinner has been one in every of their finest – if not the most effective – within the event thus far, and they’re going to proceed to rely on him to supply breakthroughs towards the star-studded Pakistan batting lineup.
“A key motive for Australia’s success is how they’ve utilised spin. With the bat, we’ve some nice gamers of spin and so they have proven that on this event, however the large weapon is Adam Zampa.“
“His form spinning the ball has been the key and Australia have embraced a different T20 style with him. Before, the method was always to try and score 170-odd and then try and blow teams away with the quicks. But they know they can’t do that in the UAE and introducing a bigger spin element has helped massively,” Lee added.
Australia takes on Pakistan within the second semifinal on Thursday, and the winner will face New Zealand within the finals.