Brett Lee names Jake Weatherald and Billy Stanlake as the next big things in Australian cricket

Jake Weatherald scored 2721 runs across formats in 27 domestic matches.

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Brett Lee, Australian pace legend, has backed, on Wednesday (October 10), Jake Weatherald and Billy Stanlake as the next big things to watch out in the Australian cricket.

Even, Lee further went on to call the uncapped Weatherald as ‘the future of Australian cricket’ and claim that he will make International debut this year on the back of his stunning domestic show.  

At the moment, Australian Team is playing Test series in the UAE against Pakistan, and they handed the Baggy Green caps to Aaron Finch, Travis Head and Marnus Labuschagne in Dubai for the ongoing first Test in the absence of the suspended trio of Steve Smith, David Warner, and Cameron Bancroft.

Billy StanlakeRecently, the Aussie legend was asked who after them to keep an eye out on and he picked Billy Stanlake and Weatherald as the two players to watch out for.

The 23-year-old left-hander has grabbed the headlines for his stunning show with the willow for South Australia in the just concluded JLT One Day Cup, especially after his blistering knock of a 54-ball 69 against Queensland, though his knock went on veins.

While Stanlake has already landed to the international arena and became a sensation in the T20 cricket, as the giant paceman has already played six one-day internationals and 12 T20 Internationals for his country.

Lee told RSN Breakfast Club, “Stanlake would definitely play a lot more cricket for Australia this summer, while Jake Weatherald, now, remember that name. He will definitely play cricket for Australia at some stage. I hope it’s this season.”

He signed off by saying, “Left-handed batsman, takes on the quicks – yes, he took down Billy Stanlake, he hit balls off his nose that was like hook shots, out of the stadium at North Sydney Oval. This guy’s a freak. Twenty-three years of age – Jake Weatherald, he is the future of Australian cricket.”

(Input: RSN Breakfast Club)


By Rashmi Nanda - 10 Oct, 2018

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