IAN CHAPPELL

  • Globetrotting coaches make World Cup impact February 24, 2015

    Sydney: Most of the teams competing at the World Cup have travelled a long way to reach Australia and New Zealand but that's nothing to the journeys made by some of their coaches. Unlike other team sports such as football and rugby, top-flight cricket came relatively late to the idea of...
  • Mohit Sharma has been a revelation: Ian Chappell February 22, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels rookie pacer Mohit Sharma has been a revelation in the ongoing World Cup as he has made a huge difference to the Indian attack, bringing about a turnaround in the side's fortunes after a string of poor shows in the run-up to the...
  • World Cup: India must pick Patel over Jadeja, says Ian Chappell February 21, 2015

    Melbourne: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni must pick specialist spinner Axar Patel over "bits and pieces" player Ravindra Jadeja in the team's second cricket World Cup game against South Africa on Sunday. Chappell goes on to say that India should beat South Africa if they...
  • 'Gary Kirsten's presence in SA camp won't make much difference' February 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Even as South Africa plot India's downfall with the help of Gary Kirsten and Mike Hussey, cricketing greats Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell on Wednesday felt their presence would not make much of a difference to the Proteas' chances in their World Cup game against the holders. South Africa have...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, Ian Chappell tip India to beat Pakistan again in WC February 11, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and Ian Chappell tipped India as favourites in their much anticipated World Cup clash against Pakistan, saying that past history and better acclimatisation to Australian conditions could tilt the balance in favour of the defending champions. India have beaten Pakistan in all the cricket World Cup...
  • Ian Chappell supports ICC's crackdown on bat size February 8, 2015

    Former Australia captain Ian Chappell on Sunday supported the ICC's proposed crackdown on the size of bats after the upcoming cricket World Cup,saying that the increase in the thickness of the willow put the bowlers and umpires under the risk of suffering injuries. Chappell at the same time took potshots at...
  • Bowling is a big area of concern for India in WC, says Ian Chappell February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels bowling is a big area of concern for India and the defending champions should go with two spinners rather then depending on pacers during the cricket World Cup to be held in Australia and New Zealand. "For India the big area of concern...
  • Keep Virat Kohli at No.3 in World Cup, says Ian Chappell January 26, 2015

    Sydney: Describing India's defence of the World Cup title as shaky, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has advised them to keep star batsman Virat Kohli at number three to negate any opposition plans to bounce them out with short-pitched deliveries on lively pitches here. "India's World Cup defence is looking as...
  • 'India, South Africa biggest challengers to Australia in World Cup' January 18, 2015

    Melbourne: Not too pleased with a couple of selection decisions in the Australian squad for the ODI World Cup, former captain Ian Chappell said the home side will find its toughest competition in India and South Africa during the marquee event starting February 14. "Australia's biggest challenges will come from South...
  • Virat Kohli's captaincy criticised by Clarke, says Ian Chappell January 7, 2015

    Sydney: India's new Test skipper Virat Kohli's captaincy came under the scanner with former Australian captain Ian Chappell and injured regular skipper Michael Clarke criticising his decisions during the second day of the fourth Test here on Wednesday. Kohli switched the field around far too often for the Australian duo's liking...
  • India should pick 5 bowlers for 4th Test: Ian Chappell January 3, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels even though he backs the hosts to win the series 3-0, India should field five specialist bowlers including two spinners in the final cricket Test, starting January 6. India's bowling attack in overseas conditions has traditionally been four-pronged with a single spinner in operation....
  • Ian Chappell criticises India after practice pitches complaints December 20, 2014

    Brisbane: Former Australian captain Ian Chappell on Saturday lashed out at the Indian cricket team for complaining about the practice pitches at the Gabba here. The visitors had earlier issued a team statement that said "Indian team has been asking for the fresh net practice wickets several times for last two...
  • Virat Kohli should be given full-time captaincy: Ian Chappell December 14, 2014

    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...