Former Australian speedster Brett Lee has backed the all-round abilities of Sean Abbott saying the New South Wales cricketer should be named in the 15-man squad for the impending One-day International (ODI) World Cup.
Lavishing praise on the all-rounder, Lee noted that Abbott was the "perfect package" to be Australia's World Cup trump card.
"One, he's an awesome fielder. Two, he's got all the change-ups. He bowls fast, he swings the ball, he bowls well at the death and he can hit a long ball. Enough said. That to me is the perfect package," Lee was quoted as saying by the Sydney Morning Herald Friday.
""He's young, he brings fitness to the team, he brings aggression, he's a terrific guy, you can't fault the bloke. If I had it my way, if I was asked to pick a bowler that should be taken for the ride and can definitely play a huge role it would be Sean Abbott."
The New South Wales pacer made a strong return to the field claiming six wickets for 14 runs, shaking off the horror of bowling the bouncer that fatally struck Phillip Hughes in the head in a domestic match.