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Chappell: India psychologically scarred

Australia have gained the psychological advantage over India, says Ian Chappell, and MS Dhoni will have to do a lot of work to lift the mental state of his team (04:06)

Interviewer: Daniel Brettig

January 6, 2012

Posted by paulbart on (January 7, 2012, 13:06 GMT)

no subtitles? could you please subtitle all those voice clips please!!!!!!

Posted by Alexk400 on (January 6, 2012, 21:05 GMT)

Scared is strong word. I think it is more of not having motivation and team spirit. Sehwag can play for a team once in a while. he keep throwing his wickets on his own. Why he has to play in AIR when indian need him at crease. I am sehwagolgit but i don't buy the crap i know i can play one way. team comes first. I think sehwag is source of india's loss or win. He changes the game. I always think when it comes to sehwag , he always gift the wicket than opposition take it. he can curb his instincts until 20th over if he really wants his son life depends on it. For me indians are not playing together than scarred. Dhoni captaincy of relaxed work in india when indian team never had pressure because of crowd. In australia , aussies applying pressure , lethargic play only result in a loss. I think indians are more lethargic and not trying to work hard to win...leisure in the park won't get you win. BAD COACH!.

Posted by Stevo19 on (January 6, 2012, 12:10 GMT)

Chappell said the exact same thing about England after Australia beat them in Perth last summer. How did that work out? Lazy analysis.

Posted by naeemhussain on (January 6, 2012, 11:05 GMT)

Indians are very good individual players but they are never a combined unit. Up and down they do win matches but they need to perform as team not as individual.

Posted by   on (January 6, 2012, 9:12 GMT)

Mr. Chappell is some what right here...but I will add that Indian Team needs an inspirational performance from one of it's player upfront to charge up the hole Team specially in a tough like this. Like Sourav did in 2004 and Sachin did in 2008 here.

Sachin and Rahul were doing the same until one Siddle delivery Bowled Sachin as well as India @ MCG on 2nd day... from 214/2 to 282 all out tells the story...

I still believe if Sachin score his most important 100 @ Perth in the 1st inning or Zaheer gets 5-6 wickets in 1st inning of Australia whole thing will be changed and India could still tie this series 2-2...

Posted by Raju_Iyer on (January 6, 2012, 9:11 GMT)

Chappell's words should be taken with a pinch of salt. If India do go on to win at Perth, he will be singing a different tune entirely!

Posted by   on (January 6, 2012, 8:57 GMT)

Mr. Chappell is some what right here...but I will say Indians are a slow starter and need a rolicking performance upfront in the begining of a series to charge up the Team as unit.

Sachin and Rahul @ MCG were doining the same but unfortunately one Siddle dilivery change the hole story, Sachin was Bowled and so the TEAM India...

I still believe a Century from Sachin @ Pearth will recharge TEAM INDIA again...lets Hope his biggest 100 of 100's will unite India again @ PERTH...

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