Sydney, Nov 10(ANI): Australian bowling legend Glenn McGrath has said that pace spearhead Brett Lee can be a major influence in the series against West Indies, and has a long way to go in Test cricket.
Questions have been raised about Lee's ability to survive a Test match following his elbow injury.
"I think Brett's still got a lot to offer, a lot of experience and what he brings to the team, that fear factor, there's still that aura there he's created. I would have Binga in any team I played in if he's back fit again," Fox Sports quoted McGrath, as saying.
McGrath further said Lee should proceed with caution and play when he has completely recovered from the injury.
"In a Test match, the workload is going to be pretty heavy and I don't think Brett would want to go into a Test where he was concerned (about his fitness). If he broke down in that first match back it could damage his career a lot more than just sitting that one out and coming back when he was 100 per cent right," McGrath said.
"I heard he had a bowl at the nets yesterday and was pretty happy about how it went. If he can get through a four-day match then he can get through a Test match," he added.
Lee appears likely to be selected in both New South Wales's one-day clash with Tasmania on Sunday and the Shield game against the Tigers on Tuesday. (ANI)