The experts review the action

'Time for different team and a new captain'

Ian Chappell, speaking to Brydon Coverdale, says the Australian attack just wasn't penetrative, and it's time for Australia to start rebuilding their team (06:19)

March 24, 2011

Posted by abdulkader.k.a. on (March 26, 2011, 7:14 GMT)

as long as ponting plays, i think he should lead the side, clarke still needs some time to take over captaincy from ponting. ponting can lead his side till 2013 ashes.

Posted by AJARAVIS on (March 26, 2011, 2:05 GMT)

Now it is good time to use Australian Unrelenting Sportive Trust on Rotation-policy and Applying as Lenient Implementation to Augment or for Argument in the days to come to select the composition of the players or the team on the whole, Mr. Buchanan. Hello, Mr.Bucha, you have already tantalized Kolkata Knight, with your Double-Captain idiotic policy. Why you blame Mr.Ponting has grown into another Ego centered Buchanan.

Posted by cricketlovee on (March 25, 2011, 23:58 GMT)

Continued :::::::: Australia cannot leave their legacy of playing punter by not having him as a captain...he has a secret desire of reaching tendulkar records... In australian cricket we give more importance to team win and dominance rather than personal records..... If selectors really wants to dominate world cricket...they need to bring youth in to the squad and re-build this austrian side..Tait should concentrate on line and lengh rather than pace..he was all over the place...

Posted by cricketlovee on (March 25, 2011, 23:57 GMT)

I am a huge fan of punter but it was a selfish innings by him...... yes the wicket was slow but even with sharne warne and Mcgrath,Australia would not have defended 260 against the full strength of Indian batting line up in India.....Ponting tried to build his innings just like tendulkar and on reaching close to hundred took his chance against part timer yuvraj sing....he seems to be coping tendulkar shots for quite a some time now and how tendulkar build his innings....if he bats like that australia will loose often when he gets 100........ all my friends knew the way he batted Australia will loose..... Even after his hundred i feel he should retire from one day... there is no way he will be allowed to lead australian side in next world cup or in next Ashes...If Cricket Australia wants him to play he must stay as a captain of test side but either bat at number 4 like tendulkar or at a slot of Steve waugh....

Posted by   on (March 25, 2011, 2:30 GMT)

IAN where are ur semi final teams? one of them is gone home

Posted by   on (March 25, 2011, 2:09 GMT)

Am I the only one who have always heard Ian always cringing at the winners trying to pick up the areas of failure and harping on those and just making a passing comment on the positives? With all due respect Ian... I guess the focus points (more in this case) should be on where AU got it wrong...While admittedly the running was poor from one player, does not have to reflect so badly on the team...The same could have said about some of the AU bowlers who were supposed to demolish..But hey, they are human and could have had an off day.... Well...always ..I repeat match comments have been of the "Sour Grapes" saga from you, Ian...... Hopefully they change in the times to come...

Posted by   on (March 24, 2011, 20:50 GMT)

any more predictions abt semi finalists .........

Posted by   on (March 24, 2011, 20:20 GMT)

dont just keep an Eye over the captain.......Wat about clarke/white/tait dont they have to do anything ......... Australian board has to think to shuffle players when they move out of form, because that will even keep players more under radar........and try /fight a bit more

Posted by   on (March 24, 2011, 19:52 GMT)

australia's spin department was also weak! the 3 spinners conceded 80 odd runs among them while taking just one scalp and that too was on a juicy full toss, for what reasons steve smith was picked in the squad???

Posted by   on (March 24, 2011, 19:43 GMT)

What a match.India deserved to win to set up a final of world up in the semis.

Yuvraj is in great nick. Singh is King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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