January 19, 2000

Chappell in Test Team of the Century

The Australian Cricket Board this week announced its Test Team of the Century. Former Test player and South Australian State Manager of Cricket Greg Chappell was named in the 11 man team.

Twenty cricket luminaries, including past and present Australian cricketers, international cricketers and members of the media, formed an academy of selectors to select the Test Team of the Century.

Players received a vote for each nomination with places in the final team being decided on the number of votes each player received.

Chappell as a stylish batsmen with an impressive record spanning his Test debut in 1970 through till 1984. Chappell played in 87 matches making 7110 runs at an average of 53.86. This included 24 hundreds, 31 fiftys and a 247 not out.

Chappell was also an exceptional slips fieldsman, with 122 catches to his name. As a bowler he took 47 wickets at an average of 40.70, with best figures of 5-61.