Ian Chappell

  • Replace defensive MS Dhoni with aggressive Virat Kohli: Ian Chappell 23-02-2014 02:37 PM

    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...
  • T20 could lead to the demise of cricket: Ian Chappell 01-02-2014 09:35 PM

    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...
  • Cook doesn't have it in him to be a good captain: Ian Chappell 14-01-2014 04:46 PM

    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...
  • India have by far the best young batsmen: Chappell 13-01-2014 04:31 PM

    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,...
  • Ian Chappell slams ICC, Boards for doing little against corruption 19-11-2013 08:49 PM

    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' 20-10-2013 07:59 PM

    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"...
  • We don't censor commentators: Srinivasan 13-10-2013 02:38 PM

    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...
  • Chappell hits out at BCCI for muzzling commentators over DRS 10-10-2013 12:28 PM

    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...
  • Chappell rejects BCCI offer, won't do commentary in India-Aus series 08-10-2013 12:40 PM

    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...
  • Australia series against India badly-timed: Ian Chappell 06-10-2013 12:21 PM

    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...
  • Does controversial DRS needs a rethink? 24-09-2013 11:17 PM

    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 23-09-2013 07:57 PM

    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...
  • Ian Chappell calls Darren Lehmann a 'hypocrite' 23-08-2013 08:48 PM

    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...
  • Michael Clarke crazy not to bat at No. 3: Ian Chappell 30-07-2013 07:32 PM

    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...
  • MCC backs Chappell call for boards to take over DRS 17-07-2013 10:30 PM

    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...
  • Match-fixing is widespread: Chappell 05-07-2013 03:53 PM

    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...
  • Watch: Viral video of boy imitating cricketers, commentators 26-11-2012 02:01 PM

    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...
  • 'Aus cricket system needs improvement' 20-02-2012 03:06 PM

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