While the novel COVId-19 or coronavirus has affected the global busy life, cricket has also faced the same fate. As many believe that the upcoming India tour of Australia can play a big role in international cricket, Brett Lee, the former Australian pacer, has wished to see the on-field spectators during this forthcoming high-voltage international fixture.
While the coronavirus is dominating the world, it is an important year for Australian cricket. Australia has the plan to host the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2020 from 18th October to 15th November 2020, but the fate of the tournament is currently doubtful.
On the other hand, India will tour Australia for the three-match T20I series, three-match ODI series (part of the 2020–22 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League) and four-match Test series (part of the 2019-21 ICC World Test Championship). Though the Cricket Australia (CA) has recently revealed the full fixtures of this tour, it can be changed according to the upcoming situation. However, many are confident of this tour, even after utilising the revised schedule.
While Australia and India both are the top international teams, it is surely going to be an exciting competition, especially the Test series.
Though international cricket can resume soon, the spectators are still not allowed on the ground. However, Brett Lee is hopeful to see at least some spectators on the grounds during the upcoming India tour of Australia.
During the recent chat on “100 MB” app with the legendary Indian cricketer Sachin Tendulkar, Lee said, “I really hope that when India tours Australia this year, there will be spectators allowed, but if they are not allowed, it will be difficult, when I played cricket, I used to get a lot of energy from the crowd.”
They can have speakers with the fake crowd: Brett Lee has another suggestion
In the case of no possibility to allow the spectators on the grounds, Lee also has a solution. In this case, he suggested using speakers with the fake crowd.
Lee added, “Maybe, if there is no crowd, they can have speakers with the fake crowd in, it can be used in the India-Australia series.”
In the forthcoming India tour of Australia, while the Test series will run between 3rd December 2020 and 7th January 2021, their second Test will be a day/night encounter (Adelaide Test from 11th-15th December 2020)
Last time, when India toured in Australia in 2018/19 summer, the visitors won their first-ever Test and ODI bilateral series in that country.