Ian Chappell: News

Eldest of the Chappell brothers, Ian Chappell, was not just a cricketer; he was a professional who carried out his job with his characteristic insouciance to official highhandedness. Chappell made his first-class debut in the 1961-62 season for South Australia. An aggressive cricketer throughout his career, he was inspired by Sir Gary Sobers and Les Favell who played for South Australia. Known for his ability to hook and pull short balls at a time when batsmen did not wear helmets without flinching, Chappell began his international career in a one-off Test for Australia against Pakistan in 1964. In the early stages of his career, he batted in the lower middle-order and was used as a leg spinner. It was only after being promoted to number three that the world began to see Chappell's true colors. He was made captain in 1971, and in the period between 1971-75, Australia did not lose a single series under him. Regarded as one of the best captains ever, Chappell was an incredible slip fielder as well. Always a rebel on and off the field, Chappell first retired from first-class cricket in 1976. His second and final retirement came in 1980.

30 Jan 2022

Virat Kohli

Ian Chappell compares captaincy of Virat Kohli and Joe Root

Australian legend Ian Chappell termed Virat Kohli an exceptional leader in his latest column for ESPNcricinfo.

03 Jan 2021

Virat Kohli

Ajinkya Rahane is born to lead teams: Ian Chappell

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell lavished praise on the leadership skills of India's stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane.

'Impractical to ban switch-hit shot', says former umpire Simon Taufel

Simon Taufel feels it will not be practical to bar the switch-hit shot from the game.

22 Nov 2020

Virat Kohli

'Kohli's absence creates a big hole', says Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell believes that Kohli's absence will leave a huge void in the Indian batting order on the impending Australian tour.

19 Jul 2020

England Cricket Team

Ian Chappell calls for overhaul of DRS

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has called for an overhaul of the Decision Review System, saying it encourages dissent from the players.

07 Jun 2020

David Warner

Ian Chappell advocates Hardik Pandya's inclusion for Australia Test series

Australian veteran Ian Chappell believes India should include Hardik Pandya in the roaster for the impending Test series Down Under.

Ian Chappell's take on changing ball-tampering and lbw laws

Former Australian captain Ian Chappell believes both ball-tampering and lbw laws need to be reconstructed.

3rd ODI, New Zealand beat India: List of records broken

New Zealand beat India in the third and final ODI to seal the three-match series 3-0.

02 Feb 2020

Virat Kohli

How has Virat Kohli earned the respect of his team?

Indian skipper Virat Kohli has made a name for himself, both as a batsman and as a captain.

02 Dec 2019

Pakistan News

Why is Ian Chappell furious with Steve Smith?

Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell is unhappy with Steve Smith of late, especially during the ongoing second Test (Day-Night) against Pakistan in Adelaide.

18 Nov 2019

Virat Kohli

Reliving the history of ODI cricket

Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties.

02 Dec 2018


#IndiaInAustralia: Watson believes Australia enjoy a massive home advantage

Australia and India are set to battle it out in a four-match Test series. Fans, as well as pundits, are looking forward to the battle of the greats.

01 Dec 2018

Virat Kohli

#IndiaInAustralia: John Buchanan believes Aussies won't allow Kohli to dominate

Virat Kohli will be eyeing to dominate in the upcoming four-match Test series against Australia, starting December 6.

01 Nov 2018


Ball-tampering incident: Chairman of Cricket Australia resigns

It has been three days since the Ethics Center released its review of Cricket Australia (CA) and what followed was criticism of the administrators from all the corners.

31 Oct 2018

David Warner

Ian Chappell says cricketers being punished for CA's wrongdoings

Former Australian cricketer Ian Chappell has hit out at Cricket Australia for the incompetence of the administrators which led to players being punished.

21 Sep 2018

Virat Kohli

Ricky Ponting feels India will struggle in Australia

The Indian batting line-up was not up to the mark in the away Test series against South Africa and England this year.

16 Sep 2018


Ian Chappell hopes for better show by Indian Test batsmen

The Indian batting line-up was not up to the mark in the away Test series against South Africa and England this year.

Siblings who played international cricket for Australia

Australia is a cricketing powerhouse which has given the world some of the best cricketers.

24 May 2017


R Ashwin named the International Cricketer of the Year

India's top spinner Ravichandran Ashwin won the International Cricketer of the Year award at the CEAT Cricket Rating (CCR) International awards 2017.

14 Feb 2017


Australia's captain Steve Smith approves of sledging

Australia will be playing against India in four-Test series that start on 23rd February in Pune.

13 Oct 2016


Imran Tahir fined for sledging

South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir was fined heftily with 30% of his match fee along with two demerit points, after a heated exchange with Australian batsman David Warner.