New Delhi: The timing of it may be far from perfect, but former pacer Brett Lee believes the upcoming India-Australia ODI series will do a world of good to the team in transition from Down Under as nothing beats the experience of playing in the heat and dust of India.
“It is probably not the perfect timing. But we always have to look at the positives and that’s what I would prefer to do.
“This is a great opportunity for this young Australian team to play cricket in the heat and dust of India, which would set them up for the toughest of conditions,” Lee said on the sidelines of a promotional, here, on Tuesday.
“India is a place which helps you learn a lot of things. I learnt a lot playing here and hopefully this Australian team would also gain a lot from the experience”
“We have the Ashes coming up next month and this series will certainly help the Australian team,” he said, referring to the grudge series against England, starting from November 21.
For Lee, the series would help the Australian team, which has been further weakened by the absence of skipper Michael Clarke.
“I’ve read a lot about the comments that have been floating around about the timing of this series. But to my mind, having a young guy play in front of 1,00,000 people who view cricket as religion is something huge.” (PTI)