ICC Champions Trophy: Brett Lee Backs India To Retain Title

Updated: 08 June 2017 18:25 IST

India have been playing very good cricket, feels the former Australian fast bowler.

ICC Champions Trophy: Brett Lee Backs India To Retain Title
Brett Lee picks India as the favourites to win the Champions Trophy © AFP

Former Australia pacer Brett Lee feels that the Champions Trophy has been a very good tournament so far and he has enjoyed watching India play some very good cricket. Lee also reckoned that India has a very good chance to lift the trophy but Australia is not too far behind in being favourites to win the crown. "It's been a pretty good tournament so far. And the thing I have enjoyed is watching India play some really good cricket. India have a good chance (to win) and also I want to back my country Australia (to lift the CT)," Lee told reporters on the sidelines of a social event here.

"They (India) had a great win against Pakistan the other night (on June 4), It was a clinical win. They have got the right team and have got some great balance with batting and bowling. I see them going a long way in the tournament," said Lee, who had finished his illustrious career with 380 wickets in 221 ODIs.

Lee spoke at the St. Jude's Childcare Center (for cancer-afflicted children) after promoting its music therapy efforts.

India, who decimated arch-rivals Pakistan by 124 runs in their tournament opener on June 4 at Birmingham, played Sri Lanka at The Oval on Thursday.

Lee's home country Australia, in Group A, are currently in the second spot after both their games had been washed out due to rain.

"Two games washed out, one against the Kiwis (New Zealand) and one the other night (against Bangladesh), it wasn't good for Australia. But it's a good group they are in," Lee said.

Australia have a must-win group game in hand against England on June 10 to reach the semis.

Lee said he liked the Champions Trophy because of its short duration.

"I like the tournament because it is short, (lasting) two and a half weeks," he quipped.

(With PTI Inputs)

Topics : India Australia Virat Kohli Brett Lee ICC Champions Trophy 2017 Cricket
Highlights
  • Brett Lee thinks India and Australia have a good chance to lift the Cup
  • India have been playing very good cricket, reckons Lee
  • India are the defending champions of the Champions Trophy
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