Former Australia pacer Brett Lee believes that Australia can go all the way to bag its maiden 20-20 World Cup title. Australia will up against Pakistan in the second semifinal on Thursday (November 11). The winner between the teams will play the final against New Zealand on Sunday (November 14).
The task of Australia reaching the finals will be a challenge as Pakistan have been on a rampage in the tournament. The Babar Azam-led side are the only unbeaten side in the tournament but Lee feels Australia have some great momentum with them.
“After almost a month of action, it all comes down to five days, four teams, and three matches at the ICC Men’s T20 Cricket World Cup 2021. And I reckon this could be Australia’s year,” he wrote in a column for the ICC.
“There is a belief in the Australia camp and I think there is some real momentum there. Everything is clicking nicely ahead of Thursday’s semi-final against Pakistan.”
Before the tournament, there were questions raised about David Warner’s place in the team. He was woefully out of form and even got out cheaply in the two warm-up games. Warner though has performed exceptionally well in the tournament which is a big respite for the team. Lee said Australia batting is looking good thus the team is well capable to go on and win the 20-20 World Cup.
“I was speaking to David Warner before it started and told him ‘I have you down to be Australia’s leading run-scorer, so don’t let me down!’ I did that on the belief that he is a big-match player, a big tournament player and that has not changed.
“Aaron Finch has found some form, Mitchell Marsh is hitting the ball well and Glenn Maxwell will come good.”