A BATTING WITH BIMAL BREAKING REPORT: Brett Lee believes young Australian pacers need to practice bowling more often in order to avoid injuries

Lee believes that Australia’s young fast bowlers will grow up to be great if they continuously work on their bowling

Legendary Australia pace bowler Brett Lee has announced that the young quick bowlers in the national team need to focus more on sharpening up their core strength through bowling, and worry less about building up their bodies in the gym.

Lee, who is just one of two Australians to ever take more than 300 Test and ODI wickets, stated that injuries will occur less frequently through this method.

The Daily Telegraph quoted Lee, as saying: “There are a lot of theories out there that bowlers should be wrapped up in cotton wool. I don’t agree with that. A bowler has to build up his body through bowling, there must be a balance. The whole mindset these days is to get in the gym and get fit and get strong. I don’t necessarily agree with that. A bowler who is 17 or 18 and bowling at 140kph must have good core strength, that’s the most important thing.”

Lee believes that young pace bowlers should concentrate on bowling a good line and length, while also maintaining their quickness.

“They’re not beach weights, your big pecs, your big biceps. I don’t agree that is the best thing for young quicks coming through. A bowler still has to be flexible and be able to run fast, if you’ve got a teenager who is bowling rapidly and he’s given a weights program they’ll get tight through their upper body and I don’t agree with that,” Lee added.

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