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Former Australia pace bowler Brett Lee has revealed that he believes India will win the Champions Trophy again.
India, who won the last edition of the event back in 2013, began their campaign with an impressive 124-run win via the Duckworth-Lewis-Stern method against Pakistan at Edgbaston on Sunday.
India’s next two group stage games will come against Sri Lanka on Thursday and South Africa on Sunday.
“It’s been a pretty good tournament so far. And the thing I have enjoyed is watching India play some really good cricket,” Lee said. “India have a good chance (to win) and also I want to back my country Australia.
“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.”
While Lee is also backing his country of birth, Australia are in a tough spot going into their clash with England on Saturday as they must win the match in order to have any chance of advancing to the semi-finals. If they fail to get the job done, they will be eliminated.
Australia are in this position since both their games against New Zealand and Bangladesh were washed out.
“Two games washed out, one against the Kiwis (New Zealand) and one the other night (against Bangladesh), it wasn’t good for Australia,” Lee said. “But it’s a good group they are in.”
Meanwhile, Lee also admitted that he is a big fan of the Champions Trophy, saying: “I like the tournament because it is short, (lasting) two and a half weeks,” he said.