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Chappell: Captaincy could be the best thing to happen to Watson

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell analyses Australia's six-wicket loss to India in the third test in Mohali (00:00)

Interviewer: Daniel Brettig

March 19, 2013

Posted by   on (March 21, 2013, 16:17 GMT)

when clarke does not play and shane watson is due to make a comeback i think thatshane watson should be given the regins and clarke should go to london for a critical examination of his aling backbecause we lovfe him both as a player andas a character.watson has had a little bit of sucess of captaing australia inthe limted over internationali hope his knowlege and the support of all the remaing 10 guyshe can turn the tables and more than the result

Posted by Alexk400 on (March 20, 2013, 18:56 GMT)

Watson is better than clarke in everything. Period. Its just clarke is company man. Clarke is backstabbing selfish fellow. Watson is a cool customer. He brings different perspective as he has bowler mind and batsman mind. And also not as much emotional like clarke and he won't do clarkes my way or no way philosophy. Clarke problem is his lack of managing people. He lacks people skill. Clarke is shrewd but do not have man management skill. Mickey arthur is just plain useless. Dead weight and making easy money like duncan fletcher doing in india.

Posted by Klgn on (March 20, 2013, 5:03 GMT)

Thats right, if watson given chance to lead, diff, solid and full of winning attitude makes Aus to win last test match for sure.

Posted by Paul_Rampley on (March 20, 2013, 0:18 GMT)

Agree completely with Chappell, captaincy will be good for Watto as we need both him and Clarke for the ashes

Posted by Klgn on (March 19, 2013, 22:52 GMT)

Absolutely agree with the great Ian Chappell. He is the one who can visualize and analyse things near to perfection for cricket. For Shane Watson, I also convince with him that if he has given to lead the test team of Australia, Shane Watson can make the table turn and in fever of Australia. We saw Clarke was running out of ideas and not have good field arrangements, and tactics, planning is not good enough to beat India. In India it's not that horrible condition, where you cant do anything. Look at the past, Sir Allan Boarder, great David Boon, Steve Waugh, Ricky has given more than 100 % for Aus. It's time to drop Clarke as a captain!! He is good as an individual but still not mature as captain to lead test side. On the other hand Shane watson is more capable and enough cricketing mind, loaded with tactics for any condition. Please ACB give him one chance to prove himself as a CAPTAIN!!!!!

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