Brett Lee names a player who will be Australia’s next big thing
The young batsman has still not put up really big numbers in what has been a short career so far, but he has shown the appetite for runs.
Updated - Oct 10, 2018 5:47 pm
The three top-quality batsmen Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft are currently serving bans, and the team hasn’t been able to find the right space. In lieu of this, the Australian management has already handed debuts to three promising players – Aaron Finch, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne for the ongoing first Test against Pakistan in Dubai.
Seeing at the current scenario, the former speedster Brett Lee has backed young batsman Jake Weatherald to be the next big thing in Australian cricket. Though, the 23-year-old Jake doesn’t carry great numbers at his back but surely is in the eyes of Brett Lee.
‘Remember that name’
Lee believes that Jake will feature in the Australian set-up soon which can turn out to be ‘this season’. He said, “Jake Weatherald. Now, remember that name. He will definitely play cricket for Australia at some stage. I hope it’s this season.”
“Left-handed batsman takes on the quicks – yes, he took down Billy Stanlake, he hit balls off his nose that was like hook shots, out of the stadium at North Sydney Oval. This guy’s a freak. Twenty-three years of age – Jake Weatherald, he is the future of Australian cricket,” he added as quoted by the ICC official website.
The young batsman has still not put up really big numbers in what has been a short career so far, but he has shown the appetite for runs, with three centuries in first-class cricket, and three-digit scores in List A as well as T20 cricket already. Lee also talked about Billy Stanlake, who has already played six one-day internationals and 12 Twenty20 Internationals, “He would definitely play a lot more cricket for Australia this summer.”
In the current circumstances, it will not be a surprise if the duo actually gets a long run. It will be interesting to see if Lee and Australian Board are on the same page.