Mumbai: Brett Lee, on Friday, backed Australia to bounce back, despite suffering an eight-wicket defeat in the first match in Chennai.
“I am not surprised with the wickets and the conditions over here. The ball does turn square in India… But you have to deal with the conditions here... It’s all about how you deal with the spin,” Lee said at a promotional event here. “We should choose a team who know to play spin.”
The Chennai pitch had drawn criticism as the ball turned from the first day itself.
Lee was optimistic about Australia'’ chances in the remainder of the rubber and cautioned against writing off the team led by Michael Clarke.
“Despite India being 1-0 up, I just think it will be a very interesting series. Don’t write Australia off yet. I think Australia have got a lot more to offer. So I am looking forward to a big game tomorrow,” he said.
Conceding that his country needed to buck up in both batting and bowling, Lee was confident Australia can clinch the series from the position they are in now.
“Australia need to start well, both with bat and ball, to be competitive in the series. I have got no reason to doubt why Australia can’t win the series,” he said. (PTI)