Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is now a cricket commentator for Channel 9, and a columnist

Brendon McCullum dives to stop the ball

How about a World Cup summit?

The major stakeholders of the game coming together at the global event makes this the best time to sit down and discuss the direction cricket should take

Shane Warne bowls at the end of the third day

The decline of wristspin is hurting Australia

The importance given to containment over taking wickets has spelt doom for an art that once thrived in the hands of O'Reilly, Benaud, Mailey and Warne

Mahendra Singh Dhoni examines the pitch during a training session

The pitch belongs to the curator

Players demanding that home pitches should be prepared to favour them don't realise it's a retaliatory business