ICC Champions Trophy

Lee backs India to lift Champions Trophy

2017-06-08 18:50
Brett Lee (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Australia paceman Brett Lee has backed India to be successful at the Champions Trophy but hopes his nation can recover from two washouts.

Lee feels that the India team under Virat Kohli has an excellent balance and is full of form players.

Speaking at a charity event the former quick said, as quoted by the Economic Times website: "It's been a pretty good tournament so far. And the thing I have enjoyed is watching India play some really good cricket.

"India have a good chance and also I want to back my country, Australia."

Australia face a must win clash with England in their final match with the hosts having already qualified for the semi-finals.

Pakistan's victory over South Africa means that a win against Sri Lanka won't guarantee India a spot in the final four but they are certainly in pole position.

"They (India) had a great win against Pakistan the other night (on June 4), it was a clinical win. They have got the right team and have got some great balance with batting and bowling. I see them going a long way in the tournament."

Australia got out of jail once with rain saving them when they were against the ropes in their match with the Black Caps but rain would then rob them of an almost certain victory against Bangladesh.

This leaves Australia with a must-win game against England for a chance to move out of reach of the other two group teams.

"Two games washed out, one against the Kiwis (New Zealand) and one the other night (against Bangladesh), it wasn't good for Australia. But it's a good group they are in," added Lee.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

Logs
Team P W PTS
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

Who do you see winning the eight-team 2017 ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England and Wales?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2017/18 PSL season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.