Rhythm for bowlers tough for post lockdown: Brett Lee | Cricket news

Rhythm for bowlers tough for post lockdown: Brett Lee | Cricket news

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Mumbai: Former Australia fast bowler Brett Lee said that after the lockdown, bowlers will find it difficult to track their rhythm and they will need at least eight weeks to achieve match-match fitness for any format of the game.

The ICC recommends a minimum preparation period of eight -12 weeks for bowlers returning to Test cricket, six weeks for ODIs and five-six weeks for T20s.

Asked who would find it difficult to find their rhythm after the lockdown batsmen or bowlers, Lee replied, “I think it’s tough for both batsmen and bowlers.”

Lee said on the Star Sports show ‘Cricket Connected’, “It takes a little longer for a bowler to try to find that form, as there is usually a period of six to eight weeks.

“Playing one day cricket or Test cricket, leading a good eight weeks and bowling at full speed to get into the fitness of that match. So, it will be a bit difficult for the bowlers,” said Pacer, who has 76 Tests. And played 221. ODI.

On 21 May, the Pace duo of England’s Chris Woakes and Stuart Broad were among the first cricketers to return to personal training after the coronavirus virus.

Similarly, India pacer Shardul Thakur became the first BCCI contracted player to resume his training last Saturday after a two-month break by lockdown to curb the outbreak of COVID19.


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