The experts review the action

'India stupid to pick four quicks'

Ian Chappell says India's team selections have been poor, from keeping Rohit Sharma on the bench to leaving R Ashwin out in Perth (00:00)

Interviewer: Brydon Coverdale

January 15, 2012

Posted by   on (January 16, 2012, 7:33 GMT)

Why didnt Mr. Chappel comment like dis when team was selected on 1st day?? n y would he not tel dis to Australia even they had 4 seamers so even Australia was stupid.. Bottom line is we lost n we have to accept!! but lets see how this Australia fare outside Australia.. This is the team who was allout for 47!!!! India will bounce back hard harder and hardest for sure

Posted by   on (January 16, 2012, 6:02 GMT)

A think Vinay Kumar should be flattered to be called "quick"...

Posted by Bigmoose on (January 16, 2012, 5:32 GMT)

Its a hard pill to swallow for Indians, but Ian Chappell is spot on. I saw Manjrekar say that maybe VVS needs to go. I say Tendulkar should be the first to go, then VVS. I would keep Dravid because he did make runs in England. Lets face the facts - this is Tendulkar's fifth tour to Australia and a guy who has played 3 test matches is cleaning his clock.. For god's sake, get out.

Posted by   on (January 16, 2012, 3:59 GMT)

Of all the folks that have commented consistently during this tour, I am very impressed with Ian Chapell. He is right on the mark with his analysis on BCCI, the Selectors and Team India performance. Unlike Srikanth and Srinivasan's ranting on the reasons (which were totally incorrect), his analysis and inference as to why Team India failed in Australia and England were spot on!

Listen to him (over the entire series), BCCI, Srikanth, Srinivasan and Dhoni and Team India on the whole! You have only to gain!

Posted by Leggie on (January 15, 2012, 18:25 GMT)

It's incorrect to blame selection of seniors as a reason for India's debacle down under. Probably Chappell hasn't followed Indian Test cricket closely over the last year. India tried various combinations in SA, WI and England and none of the youngsters were really setting the Yarra on fire. The extended run for Yuvraj & Raina turned out to be a failure. The backup openers Vijay, Shikhar Dhawan and Abhinav Mukund failed. At the same time, Laxman had a match winning 96 against a good SA attack, and looked good in England - getting out to hook shots - caught in the deep. Dravid had his best year as a Test cricketer. Sachin was coming off from an average series in England, but had a great century against SA. So getting into the series, the selectors really cannot be blamed for picking the seniors. In fact Australia did the same backed their seniors Hussey & Ponting. India's problem really has been pathetic opening (best partnership of 25) and a long tail that starts with skipper Dhoni at 7

Posted by   on (January 15, 2012, 18:02 GMT)

Very slow video. Maybe there's a problem with the buffering or something. Can this be found anywhere else ? A link would be helpful.

Posted by   on (January 15, 2012, 17:22 GMT)

i cant watch.... slow...

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