After a couple of games they shouldn’t be tired: Brett Lee questions Australia’s decision to rest Pat Cummins


After winning the first two One Day Internationals and the three-match series, the Australian team management had decided to give a rest to their speedster Pat Cummins. However, they decided to reduce the workload of him and that is why he was left out of the final ODI and the T20 series against India as well. Meanwhile, the decision didn’t go well with many and many former cricketers, including Brett Lee, has criticised it as well.


He has recently opened up about Australia’s rest and rotation policy as he was also a part of it during his cricketing days. While speaking about this matter, he said that players shouldn’t be tired after playing just two games.

“It probably wouldn’t have been his call, he probably would have wanted to play, the players generally want to play,” Lee told “I would have thought after a couple of games they shouldn’t be tired.”

“I always found that for my rhythm personally that the more games I played the better rhythm I had. If I had a week’s break, whether it be a break in the tournament or whether I was rested, it’s almost like you’ve got to go back and find that rhythm again,” he again shared.

“There could be a guy who is carrying a hamstring injury or a little niggle, shoulder might be a bit sore, and the best way to get them into their best preparation is to have a few days off. That’s fine but if they’re fully fit they should be playing. The confidence is definitely back and his pace is back and I expect that to continue all summer,” he concluded.

Notably, Pat Cummins wasn’t in his best form during the ODI series, where he took 3 wickets at an average of 39.66 as well. However, the pace bowler is likely to return for the four-match Test series, which they are targeting to win after losing it to India last time.

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