IAN CHAPPELL

  • Virat Kohli should be given full-time captaincy: Ian Chappell 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell feels India Test skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has passed his use-by-date and it's the perfect time to make Virat Kohli a full-time leader for the longest version of the game. India's stand-in skipper, Kohli scored centuries in both the innings and led a...
  • Australia will win but by what margin is a question: Ian Chappell December 6, 2014

    Adelaide: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has no doubt that the home team will win the upcoming Test series against India but he feels the margin would depend on how the visiting batsmen tackle the pace and bounce. "The one thing we do know ? Australia will win. But by what...
  • Australia will find it tough to bowl bouncers at India: Chappell November 30, 2014

    Melbourne: Phillip Hughes' death after being hit by a bouncer has left Ian Chappell shocked like most of the cricket world and the former Australian captain feels his country's pacers would find it tough to use the short-pitched delivery in the upcoming Test series against India. "It's only natural for a...
  • First Test between Ind-Aus should go ahead: former Australia's skippers November 28, 2014

    Sydney: Former skippers Ian Chappell and Mark Taylor feel next week's first Test between India and Australia in Brisbane should go ahead as it would help the cricketers and the fans to come out and share the mourning of the loss of Phillip Hughes. The cricket world was left devastated on...
  • I showed Ian Chappell the size of mirror with my batting: Tendulkar November 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Questioned as to why he didn't retire from ODIs after the 2011 World Cup triumph, Sachin Tendulkar said that he wanted to retire from competitive cricket only once. "Retirement --- I also wanted that to happen once in my life, to play my last game. I discussed at home and...
  • India, Australia, South Africa favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell September 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event. "As teams enter the home straight in preparation for next year's World...
  • Dhoni a serial offender in India's debacles abroad: Chappell August 24, 2014

    Melbourne: Slamming Mahendra Singh Dhoni as a "serial offender" in India's Test debacles abroad, former Australia captain Ian Chappell said if the team fails to compete at full throttle, then another capitulation is certain against a highly competitive Australian outfit. "There's no disgrace in losing; it's part of cricketing life. However,...
  • ICC no good in handling onfield showdowns: Chappell July 16, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels incidents like the alleged fracas between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson in the IndiaEngland Test series are increasing because the ICC has not been good enough while deciding on such issues. England pace spearhead Anderson has been charged for allegedly "abusing and pushing" Jadeja...
  • If curators produce poor pitches, then sack them: Ian Chappell July 15, 2014

    Bangalore: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is absolutely livid about the 22yard strip at Trent Bridge which was on offer and has urged the authorities to "sack curators" who produce poor quality pitches. "That (Trent Bridge) wasn't a good surface for players to showcase their talent. I hope we are not...
  • Kohli should replace Dhoni as Test captain: Chappell July 14, 2014

    Former Australia captain Ian Chappell does not find Mahendra Singh Dhoni good enough to be India's Test captain, saying he was past his prime as far as leading the side and it was right time to hand the reins of the team to Virat Kohli. "I think it time for Dhoni...
  • Replace defensive MS Dhoni with aggressive Virat Kohli: Ian Chappell February 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell feels Virat Kohli should replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India's Test captain as the incumbent is defensive and lets the game "meander along like an absent-minded professor strolling in the park". Writing in a column for 'ESPNCricinfo', Chappell argued for Kohli's elevation as soon...
  • T20 could lead to the demise of cricket: Ian Chappell February 1, 2014

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that Twenty20 cricket has made the game more batsmencentric and more needs to be done to maintain a balance between the bat and the ball. According to him, if this continues it could lead to the demise of the sport. Chappell in his column...
  • Cook doesn't have it in him to be a good captain: Ian Chappell January 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels struggling Alastair Cook is not good enough to lead the England team as he lacks fire power and the home team will convincingly win the one day series with the visitors looking "terrible" on the field. "I don't think Cook has it in...
  • India have by far the best young batsmen: Chappell January 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Effusive in his praise for the Indian batsmen, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has said that the side is currently producing "by far the best" crop of young talented batsmen. "India is producing by far the best young batsmen currently, and in addition to [Shikhar] Dhawan, [Virat] Kohli, [Cheteshwar]...
  • Ian Chappell slams ICC, Boards for doing little against corruption November 19, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has slammed the ICC and the cricket Boards for their "weak leadership" while dealing with corruption in the game and said they need to do more to stamp out the menace. Delivering a keynote address at the 'ESPNcricinfo at 20' event in Brisbane,...
  • Ian Chappell warns of bowlers becoming 'endangered species' October 20, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels that the trend of using heavier bats and making boundaries shorter in limitedover cricket will further tilt the game in favour of batsmen and bowlers may become "endangered species". Chappell said the surge in boundaries and sixes may bring more "entertainment dollars" but...
  • We don't censor commentators: Srinivasan October 13, 2013

    New Delhi: BCCI President N Srinivasan has rejected accusations that the Indian Cricket Board censors commentators employed by it, insisting that it does not "interfere with the freedom of the press". "We don't censor commentators. This word censorship is incorrect. BCCI doesn't tell the commentator you say this, you cannot say...
  • Chappell hits out at BCCI for muzzling commentators over DRS October 10, 2013

    Melbourne: Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has slammed Indian Cricket Board for "muzzling" commentators over the controversial DRS and said he won't be working under the terms of BCCI during the sevenmatch ODI series between India and Australia starting Sunday. The Indian Cricket Board has laid down three topics and one...
  • Chappell rejects BCCI offer, won't do commentary in IndiaAus series October 8, 2013

    In what will come as a huge blow to many cricket fans, former Australian skipper Ian Chappell will not be part of the commentary panel for the upcoming series between India and Australia to start from Thursday. According to a report in Hindustan Times, Chappell has refused to accept the terms...
  • Australia series against India badlytimed: Ian Chappell October 6, 2013

    New Delhi: Coming down heavily on Cricket Australia for agreeing to the upcoming ODI series against India, former captain Ian Chappell said the "badly timed" matches will dent the team's morale by exposing its "glaring" batting frailties on spinfriendly tracks. India and Australia will clash in a Twenty20 and seven ODIs...
  • Does controversial DRS needs a rethink? September 24, 2013

    The former greats of the game Ian Chappell, Clive Llyod and Shaun Pollock share their views about the contentious Decision Review System. ...
  • England hit back at Lehmann's 'dour' jibe September 23, 2013

    England defended their approach to cricket after Australia coach Darren Lehmann said on Monday they were a "dour side". Although England completed a thirdstraight Ashes Test series win at home to Australia last month by taking a fivematch series 30, they were criticised for an excessively defensive approach with both bat...
  • Ian Chappell calls Darren Lehmann a 'hypocrite' August 23, 2013

    London: Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell has called current national coach Darren Lehmann a "hypocrite" after he accused England fast bowler Stuart Broad of "blatant cheating" in the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge. Chappell's comments come after Lehmann told radio station Triple M that Broad was a blatant cheat...
  • Michael Clarke crazy not to bat at No. 3: Ian Chappell July 30, 2013

    Melbourne: Australian great Ian Chappell has termed captain Michael Clarke's decision to not bat at number three as crazy and said he does not understand why he is not moving up in the batting order. "Michael Clarke, to me, should be batting at three but he won't, which I think is...
  • MCC backs Chappell call for boards to take over DRS July 17, 2013

    London: The world cricket committee of Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) on Wednesday backed a call from former Australia captain Ian Chappell for the sport's authorities to take complete control of the controversial Decision Review System (DRS). DRS came under fire during England's dramatic 14run win against Australia in the first Ashes...
  • Matchfixing is widespread: Chappell July 5, 2013

    London: Convinced that matchfixing is much more widespread than what is already in public domain, former Australian captain Ian Chappell says he uses his commentary to drop subtle hints of wrongdoing whenever he suspects anything fishy during a match. Chappell, who captained an Australia team described as one of the best...
  • Australian batting is on the decline, says Ian Chappell March 27, 2013

    The former Australia skipper Ian Chappell has said in an interview to ESPNcricinfo that there won't be another Ricky Ponting, Michael Hussey and Michael Clarke if numerous gaping "holes in the production line" are not addressed by Cricket Australia (CA) soon. Chappell pointed out how the Australian batting was exposed...
  • Cowan hits back at Chappell for questioning his opening spot March 16, 2013

    Mohali: It seems that Australian opener Ed Cowan had been waiting for an opportune moment to hit back at his critics as after his 86-run knock against India here, he said he did not care about the likes of former captain Ian Chappell questioning his Test credentials. "I'm going to have...
  • Watch: Viral video of boy imitating cricketers, commentators November 26, 2012

    A video of a boy imitating popular cricket commentators Harsha Bhogle, Ravi Shastri, Ian Chappell, Tony Greig and Sachin Tendulkar has gone viral. From YouTube to Facebook to Twitter, it's just about everywhere. Posted by Arun Raghavan, the video Kolkata based boy Sabyasachi Tripathy has got more than 707,342 hits...