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Lee heaps praise on pacers Bumrah, Prasidh and Saini

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Former Australia speedster Brett heaped praise on Jasprit Bumrah as well as lanky speedsters, and Navdeep

Prasidh has only bagged two wickets so far in the ongoing IPL for the Kolkata Knight Riders, but Lee said he was impressed with his and Saini's pace.

has grabbed four wickets representing the Royal Challengers Bangalore,while pace spearhead has snapped up eight wicket wearing the colours of Indians in IPL.

pacer had also been named as one of the four pacers who will assisst the Indian team in their World Cup preparation as net bowlers.

"The are many. Jasprit Bumrah, to me, has been a class act. He has got good pace and different action. Prasidh Krishna - he has been at 145k or thereabouts in this IPL", Lee said when asked for his views on the fast Indian men who had impressed him the most this IPL season.

"Then - he is another promising fast bowler coming through. The pleasing thing about the current Indian fast bowlers is that they have got good pace," noted Lee.

The 42-year-old former pacer was present at an event to announce a Mumbai-specific tie-up between real estate developers and

Lee, who grabbed 380 wickets in 221 One Dayers and was one of the best fast bowlers of his time, said that it was pleasing to see Indian bowlers touching the 145K mark on the speed gun.

"As media commentators, now that we are into your side of the fence, we fell into a trap by saying that 130k or 135k is good pace. We all now know that 130k or 135k is not good pace. I would say it's slow or medium pace," Lee remarked.

"What is good pace is over 145k. And finally we have seen some Indian bowlers touching that 145k barrier. This should be exciting for Indian cricket. If you can bowl 135k doing it both ways, you are a different style of bowler. I am talking about pure fast

"They (Prasidh and Saini) have nice actions. Our idea (through the tie-up) is to take a a young fast bowler with a nice action, hone his skills and make him a faster bowler.

"I do believe that these bowlers can go quicker by fine-turning their approach, their action and follow through, he elaborated.

"Everyone, that I have seen throughout this Indian Premier League, is really good. Certainly the fast bowlers have impressed me, Prasidh Krishna, I think he has got it. (Navdeep) Saini is another guy who's got it.

"I think is in pretty good hands at the moment and I reckon the chance will be very very good (in the World Cup) because they have got a good attack," Lee said in an indirect reference to the upcoming

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 16:50 IST