Ian Chappell

  • 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 on-field 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 India-England 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 22-yard 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 15, 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 batsmen-centric 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 limited-over 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 seven-match 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 India-Aus 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 badly-timed: Ian Chappell October 7, 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 spin-friendly 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 third-straight Ashes Test series win at home to Australia last month by taking a five-match series 3-0, 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 14-run win against Australia in the first Ashes...
  • Match-fixing is widespread: Chappell July 5, 2013

    London: Convinced that match-fixing 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 December 4, 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...
  • Watson a must for Australia, says Ian Chappell November 15, 2012

    Sydney: Former great Ian Chappell said on Thursday that Australia need key allrounder Shane Watson for the second Test against South Africa, dismissing "ridiculous" suggestions that he was not a top-six batsman. Watson sat out the first Gabba Test with a calf injury and is no certainty for next week's...
  • It's for experts to decide my quality: Unmukt August 31, 2012

    Unmukt Chand is the flavor of the season, having led India to their third Under-19 World Cup with an unbeaten 111 in the final against Australia to emerge as the Man of the Match. His superlative performance has drawn accolades from all quarters, not least from former Australian captain Ian...
  • 'Do we need Chappell to certify our talent?' August 27, 2012

    New Delhi: Bishan Bedi, the former India finger-spinner, has questioned Ian Chappell’s hyping of Under-19 left-arm spinner Harmeet Singh while criticizing the BCCI’s lavish rewarding of the successful World Cup-winning team. The 19-year old Harmeet only took six wickets from four matches in Australia, but an economy rate of 3.02...
  • 'Don't waste Harmeet, Unmukt at junior level' August 26, 2012

    New Delhi: India have some "exceptional talents" in spinner Harmeet Singh and young batsman Unmukt Chand, who should not be wasted at the junior level as they are good enough to be in any Test side in the world, former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has suggested. Chappell even went on to...
  • Raina's failure will be a big loss: Chappell June 17, 2012

    New Delhi: If a player like Suresh Raina fails in Test cricket due to lack of technique against short pitched deliveries, it will be a big loss for the game, former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said. Chappell said to negotiate bodyline stuffs from fast bowlers a batsman needs proper technique,...
  • Warne leads international tributes for Sachin March 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Australian spin legend Shane Warne pleaded for an end to the talk of Sachin Tendulkar's retirement as he joined the international chorus of appreciation for the iconic Indian cricketer who scripted history by completing a century of international tons on Friday. Apart from his close friend Warne, cricket legends...