Brett Lee says IPL 7 may end India's frustrating hunt for talented pacer

Although he went unsold in the IPL auctions, Brett Lee says that he was not confident of being bought at age 37 anyway. Adds that the event could provide India with quality pace options ahead of World Cup next year.

updated: March 05, 2014 18:53 IST
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New Delhi: He might have gone unsold at the players' auction this year but retired Australian pacer Brett Lee on Wednesday, said he remains a huge fan of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and that the Twenty20 event could throw up the elusive fast-bowling talent that India desperately needs.

Lee, who kept his base price at Rs 2 crore, was among the most high-profile players who went unsold at the players' auction but that has not affected his admiration for the event. (Also read: Bulk of IPL 7 matches could be held in India)

"I am an immense fan of the IPL, it is improving cricket. Look, the West Indies discovered Curtly Ambrose while he was bowling in beach cricket so new talent can be found. That's where the IPL might can come in handy for the selectors. They can look at the bowlers who can bowl fast," Lee said at an event to launch travel packages for next year's World Cup slated in Australia and New Zealand.

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