In the past couple of years, the teams have followed the rotation policy to keep their players fresh and injury-free. This policy has been accepted to keep the players fresh and injury-free. However, Brett Lee seems to be against this resting and rotating policy.
According to him, the fast bowlers should play all the games without taking any break. Unless they have any injury, they should continue playing continuously. He said that he is against ‘resting’.
“I’m against the whole resting rule. I don’t like bowlers resting, I like bowlers to play each and every single game,” Brett Lee exclaimed. “If they are struggling with an injury then it’s fair enough. But what I want to see is pace bowlers, doing all the hard work and playing day in and day out,” he added.
The former Aussie pacer wants the speedsters to play as many games as possible. He wants the teams to put a hold on this workload management. He also talked about India’s defeat in the Test series against the Proteas, too.
In the past couple of years, the players have found it difficult to manage workload. There are several reasons for it. The main reason is that the players have busy schedules and that too in a covid bubble.
There is hardly any room for them to take a good rest before returning to the field. For instance, India are playing series after series without any break. The pacers have the most difficult job to accomplish.
They have to grind hard every time in each format. At times, many players have talked about the mental fatigue they have to go through while playing in the bubble. The teams like England and India have rotated their key players like Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, James Anderson, Stuart Broad and Mark Wood.
Brett Lee further heaped praise on the newly appointed Australian captain Pat Cummins. He also seemed pretty happy seeing the fast bowler pool of Australian cricket.