Lee heaps praise on pacers Bumrah, Prasidh & Saini
Mumbai: Former Australia speedster Brett Lee heaped praise on death overs specialist Jasprit Bumrah as well as lanky speedsters, Prasidh Krishna and Navdeep Saini.
Prasidh has only bagged two wickets so far in the ongoing IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but Lee said he was impressed with his and Saini's pace. Saini has grabbed four wickets representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore,while India pace spearhead has snapped up eight wicket wearing the colours of Mumbai Indians in IPL.
Delhi pacer Saini had also been named as one of the four pacers who will assisst the Indian team in their World Cup preparation as net bowlers.
"The are many. Jasprit Bumrah, to me, has been a class act. He has got good pace and different action. Prasidh Krishna — he has been bowling at 145k or thereabouts in this IPL", Lee said when asked for his views on the fast Indian men who had impressed him the most this IPL season.
"Then Navdeep Saini — he is another promising fast bowler coming through. The pleasing thing about the current Indian fast bowlers is that they have got good pace," noted Lee. The 42-year-old former pacer was present at an event to announce a Mumbai-specific tie-up between real estate developers Runwal Group and Cricket Australia.
Lee, who grabbed 380 wickets in 221 One Dayers and was one of the best fast bowlers of his time, said that it was pleasing to see Indian bowlers touching the 145K mark on the speed gun. "As media commentators, now that we are into your side of the fence, we fell into a trap by saying that 130k or 135k is good pace. We all now know that 130k or 135k is not good pace. I would say it's slow or medium pace," Lee remarked.