Ian Chappell

Cricket commentator for Channel Nine, and a columnist

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A clipping from the <i>Adelaide Advertiser</i> on the Glenelg Oval scorecard. Nine-year-old Ian Chappell stands on a ladder to make changes

My evening with the Ox and Doolittle

A reunion with old South Australia players takes the mind back to the days when mentoring was simply a way of club life

Tony Greig and Ian Chappell inspect the vandalised pitch

That eccentric summer of '75

Looking back to the first streaker at Lord's, and perhaps the first high-profile incident of pitch vandalism

Jason Roy holds his bat at the nets

Why not reduce bat sizes across all formats?

Asking for restrictions on bat dimensions in Tests is a start, but there needs to be more support for extending the change to limited-overs cricket as well

The Adelaide Oval witnessed another fascinating session under lights

Day-night Test cricket makes sense

If players can adapt quickly to the pink ball, it will ensure more competitive cricket, which will guarantee bigger crowds

Richie Benaud is inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame by Ian Chappell

Cricket writers who inspired me

The likes of Wooldridge, Benaud, Cozier and Gray were fine company and great to read and listen to

Virat Kohli leads his players out in his first Test as captain

Why captains should be mentored early

Former captains would do well to offer advice to young leaders of age-group teams to prepare them for bigger challenges at the highest level