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Greg Chappell      

Full name Gregory Stephen Chappell

Born August 7, 1948, Unley, Adelaide, South Australia

Current age 66 years 13 days

Major teams Australia, Queensland, Somerset, South Australia

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach, Commentator

Height 1.87 m

Education Prince Alfred College, Adelaide

Relation Grandfather - VY Richardson, Brother - IM Chappell, Brother - TM Chappell

In a nutshell With a century in his first and last Tests, 22 others in between, and a career average of 53.86, Greg Chappell was the foremost Australian batsman of his generation. A formidable talent, he also had the iron self-will to harness his abilities to best effect. More

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Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 24 31 755 16 122 0
ODIs 74 72 14 2331 138* 40.18 3079 75.70 3 14 195 7 23 0
First-class 321 542 72 24535 247* 52.20 74 111 376 0
List A 130 126 19 3948 138* 36.89 4 27 54 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 87 88 5327 1913 47 5/61 5/61 40.70 2.15 113.3 0 1 0
ODIs 74 67 3108 2097 72 5/15 5/15 29.12 4.04 43.1 0 2 0
First-class 321 20926 8717 291 7/40 29.95 2.49 71.9 5 0
List A 130 5261 3372 130 5/15 5/15 25.93 3.84 40.4 1 2 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v England at Perth, Dec 11-16, 1970 scorecard
Last Test Australia v Pakistan at Sydney, Jan 2-6, 1984 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
Last ODI Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC), Apr 30, 1983 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1966-1984
List A span 1968-1984
Profile

Upright and unbending, with a touch of the tin soldier about his bearing, Greg Chappell was the outstanding Australian batsman of his generation. Though he had an appetite for big scores, it was his calm brow and courtly manner that bowlers found just as disheartening. He made a century in his first and final Tests, and 22 more in between - although perhaps the outstanding batting of his career left no trace on the record-books, his 621 runs at 69 in five unauthorised World Series Cricket "SuperTests" in the Caribbean in 1979, off a West Indian attack of unprecedented hostility. Less empathic as a captain than his elder brother Ian, he nonetheless won 21 of his 48 Tests and lost only 13. He lost the Ashes in 1977, but reclaimed them in 1982-83. His feat of scoring centuries in each innings of his captaincy debut is unequalled.

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Gideon Haigh on Chappell

The gold standard

He had talent, elegance and technique to burn, but more formidable was the discipline he imposed on himself

Stats analysis

Elegant, consistent, prolific

Greg Chappell performed superbly in different conditions against all opposition, and remains the best No. 4 batsman Australia have produced

Cricinfo picks - Our top articles on this player
  • Greg Chappell (1973)
    The Chappell brothers, Ian and Greg, are destined always to live with the shadow of their famous grandfather, the former Australian captain, Victor Richardson
  • From fine to fierce (May 20, 2004)
    Greg Chappell explains why you need to modulate your focus out in the middle
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Jul 22, 2014

Greg Chappell watches the game, Australia A v National Performance Squad, A-team quadrangular series, Darwin, July 22, 2014

Greg Chappell watches the game

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Nov 11, 2013

Greg Chappell next to a sign of a street named after him at the National Cricket Centre, Brisbane, November 11, 2013

Greg Chappell next to a sign of a street named after him

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Aug 28, 2013

Brett Lee, Greg Chappell and Gurinder Sandhu pose with kids at a Cricket Australia community event, Sydney, August 28, 2013

Brett Lee, Greg Chappell and Gurinder Sandhu pose with kids at a Cricket Australia community event

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1973

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 2002

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: Aus Women v Pak Women at Brisbane
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Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare
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3rd ODI: Aus Women v Pak Women at Brisbane
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Australia v South Africa at Harare
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