Ian Chappell

Cricket commentator for Channel Nine, and a columnist

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Alastair Cook's expression sums up his team's tour

Time for Cook to step down

The battle-scarred England captain is not making the best use of his resources. Meanwhile, Australia look resurgent, but still lack a world-class allrounder

Steven Smith cuts a forlorn figure

Australia's system is broken

Injured fast bowlers, a dearth of good young batsmen, and a captain impeded by the management - all this while the team faces three big series

R Ashwin had Ross Taylor lbw for 4

An Ashwin nightmare awaits Australia

They have traditionally struggled against good offspin bowling, and the Indian spinner can now be included among the best of his kind