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IND vs AUS | India's best Test side will need Hardik Pandya for his all-round skills, reckons Ian Chappell 

Australia's cricket expert Ian Chappell has asserted that all-rounder Hardik Panyda's inclusion will complete the Indian Test side. He also added that India's poor catching needs to improve as they can't be putting down the chances created by a strong Indian bowling attack all the time.
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newscricket23 days ago

India fortunate to have Rahane and Kohli in times when proactive captaincy is in short supply, feels Ian Chappell 

Ian Chappell has lavished praise on Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane and stated that India are lucky to have both leaders in times when there are lesser proactive captains.  He also added that India have fewer selection headaches than Aussies despite the return of Rohit and injury to Umesh.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Not surprised that cricketers have started talking about bubble fatigue, stresses Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell has stressed upon the fact that he isn’t any bit surprised that cricketers around the world have started talking about bubble fatigue, with several players pulling out of competitions. He also added that having a big squad and rotating the players is the only solution to this issue.
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newscricketa month ago

IND vs AUS | Bowling short to Steve Smith is playing to his strengths, opines Ian Chappell 

Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell has warned India against using short deliveries to Steve Smith as he feels it might play into his hands ahead of the first Test. India and Australia will clash in the Border-Gavaskar trophy series opener at Adelaide Oval from December 17.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Shastri told me that Umesh will get the nod as third pacer, reveals Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell has revealed that while having a drink with Ravi Shastri, the Indian coach told him that Umesh will get the nod as the tourist’s third pacer for the first Test against Australia. He also added that batting first would be key to success in Adelaide for the Test starting next week.
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newscricket2 months ago

After Gambhir and Deep Dasgupta, BCCI President Sourav Ganguly bats for switch-hit

Former Indian skipper and incumbent BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has come out in support of the switch-hit after much debate on the shot. Former Aussie skipper Ian Chappell had stirred up the debate around the fairness of the shot and had called against allowing the shot in internationals. 
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newscricket2 months ago

Gautam Gambhir and Deep Dasgupta bat for switch-hit; also want bowlers to be allowed to 'change arms' mid-way

Former Indian cricketers-turned-experts Gautam Gambhir and Deep Dasgupta batted for the switch-hit but also demanded that bowlers should be allowed to change hands mid-way like a batter. It was Ian Chappell who had sparked the debate after Glenn Maxwell played few switch-hits against India. 
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featurecricket2 months ago

Breathing in the 21st century - stop looking down at innovations like switch-hit 

Certain things never change in life. Governments trying to suppress criticism, Twitter being spammed by Bigg Boss fanatics, boys getting rejected by their crushes, Bollywood's age old definition of romance, and cricket's conformist and dogma worshiping approach towards innovations and evolution. 
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Thought the changing point was probably the run out with Alex Carey, reckons Glenn Maxwell

Glenn Maxwell has reckoned that the changing point of the third ODI against India was the run-out of Alex Carey, which he claims was 100 percent his fault, falling short of the target by 13 runs. He added that it’s up to the bowlers to combat the evolution of batsmen, who are scoring massive runs.
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newscricket2 months ago

IND vs AUS | Was very impressed with Ajinkya Rahane’s aggressive captaincy against Australia, recalls Ian Chappell

Ian Chappell has recalled that he was mightly impressed with Ajinkya Rahane’s captaincy against Australia in the home Test at Dharamsala, hailing him as a positive and aggressive skipper. He also urged the Australian players to not be complacent in Virat Kohli’s absence from the Test series.
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