Can't Overlook': Brett Lee Throws Support Behind Scott Boland To Play Ashes Opener

Former Australian speedster Brett Lee supports Scott Boland and believes he is a must for Australian conditions. 

Who is Scott Boland? 

Scott Boland is undeniably the most feared bowler in Australia after his remarkable performance at the World Test Championship. The Australian team won the match by 209 runs thanks to Boland, who took down five wickets in the match against India.

The right-ball seamer took down Shubham Gill Twice, Virat Kohli, and Ravindra Jadeja in the second inning to open the doors to victory for his team. The baller grabbed the opportunity in the absence of Josh Hazlewood and played a lead role in Australian bowling on the crease. 

The cricketer made his first-class debut in 2011 and made a big impression between 2013-14 dropping 19 wickets in nine Sheffield Shield matches and later 25 in 2015. He made his ODI debut in 2016 against India, followed by a remarkable impression in  Sheffield Shield and domestic one-day tournaments.

The former Australian speedster, Brett Lee, backs Scott Boland after appreciating the bowler's performance. He believes irrefutably that the Australian team needs Boland for the Ashes Test against England that will commence on the 16th at Edgbaston. 

While Brett Lee, age 46, continues to cheer for Josh Hazlewood and Mitchell Starc, he believes Boland is a must on the team. According to him, even though the team is confused, the player should not be overlooked. 

The Ashes 

Up until now, the Australian team has firmly lined up its batters, but there is still commotion around the bowling line-up. 

The selection process is surely to become a conundrum for the first Ashes Test match, with Hazelwood back and ready for selection. One of the bowlers will surely be necked out, as per Brett Lee news, but circumstances ask Boland to be on the team. 

Hazelwood is Australia's first-choice bowler who took time from the ground due to facing severe nursing injuries that didn't allow the player to participate in the WTC. He was replaced by Michael Neser in the last minute of the match after failing to recover on time.  

Brett Lee’s Stand for Scott Boland 

Brett Lee, age 46, then throws light on the cruciality of the match of the Ashes Test for both teams, Australia and England. Australia hasn’t won a single Ashes match since 2001 on foreign soil, when the former cricketer, along with Glenn McGrath, Jason Gillespie, and Shane Warne, brought victory to his hometown with their formidable bowling line-up. 

Brett Lee news that England shares the same fate. It is an equally crucial match, as the English press will come pretty hard for the team with all the Bazball things they have been playing. England has not won an Ashes match since 2015, but its recent test performance has only resulted in two losses over 13 matches, which gives hope for the team's success this season. 

The first match of the Ashes Test at Edgbaston is indeed something to look forward to, but more importantly, the result we look forward to is who will be the bowling attacker for Australia against England. Will Hazelwood return to the crease as his fans demand? Will Scott Boland make it into the Ashes Test? What about Mitchell Starc? This is yet to be revealed by the Australian team. 

FAQs 
What is former Australian cricketer Brett Lee’s daughter's name?
Brett Lee's daughter's name is Helena Lee.  
What is Brett Lee net worth
Brett Lee’s net worth in 2023 is recorded to be approximately $10 million. 
Who is Scott Boland? 
Scott Boland is an international cricketer. He plays as a right-hand mid-bowler for the Australian cricket team.