Brett Lee, the former fast bowler from Australia, suggests that Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) should consider giving a break to Harry Brook, the struggling overseas batter, for a couple of games.
Lee believes that Brook’s poor performance is causing SRH to “lose a spot.” Brook, who was bought by the Hyderabad franchise for ₹13.25 crore during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 auction, has only managed to score 163 runs in nine matches, with an average of 20.38 and a strike rate of 121.64.
Although he had a slow start, he managed to score an excellent century against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in Kolkata. Unfortunately, since then, the right-handed batter hasn’t performed well.
In his last two innings, he was dismissed without scoring any runs. During the match on May 4th, he was caught LBW by Anukul Roy for a four-ball duck as SRH suffered a five-run defeat to KKR.
Brett Lee expressed his views on Harry Brook’s struggles with batting during a discussion on JioCinema. Lee acknowledged Brook’s talent and past accomplishments, such as his Test hundreds and a century in the IPL.
However, Lee believes that SRH is losing out on an opportunity by continuing to play Brook. He suggested that the team could consider giving someone else a chance in place of Brook for a couple of games, emphasizing that he has nothing against Brook and thinks highly of him, but believes that he is currently not in the right mindset.
“He is obviously a class player. He has got Test hundreds. He has got a hundred here as well. But I feel, SRH are losing a spot. May be they bring someone else instead of Harry Brook for a couple of games. Nothing against Harry Brook, he is a gun. But he is not in the right mindset,” said the former Aussie pacer.
During the match against KKR, Harry Brook attempted to play a paddle shot against the left-arm spinner Anukul, but unfortunately, he missed the ball entirely.
A five run defeat in the match for the Orange Army meant that they still continues to languish around the 9th position in the points table and almost now out of the running for a playoffs spot.