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Ian Chappell      

Full name Ian Michael Chappell

Born September 26, 1943, Unley, Adelaide, South Australia

Current age 70 years 203 days

Major teams Australia, Lancashire, South Australia

Nickname Chappelli

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak

Fielding position First slip

Other Commentator

Education Prince Alfred College, Adelaide

Relation Grandfather - VY Richardson, Brother - GS Chappell, Brother - TM Chappell

Ian Michael Chappell
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 75 136 10 5345 196 42.42 14 26 15 105 0
ODIs 16 16 2 673 86 48.07 874 77.00 0 8 74 7 5 0
First-class 262 448 41 19680 209 48.35 59 96 312 1
List A 37 35 3 1277 93* 39.90 0 13 20 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 75 60 2873 1316 20 2/21 2/31 65.80 2.74 143.6 0 0 0
ODIs 16 2 42 23 2 2/14 2/14 11.50 3.28 21.0 0 0 0
First-class 262 13143 6614 176 5/29 37.57 3.01 74.6 2 0
List A 37 202 142 5 2/14 2/14 28.40 4.21 40.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Melbourne, Dec 4-8, 1964 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Melbourne, Feb 1-6, 1980 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 5, 1971 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 14, 1980 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1961-1980
List A span 1970-1980
Profile

Ian Chappell fashioned an Australian team in his own image between 1971 and 1975: aggressive, resourceful and insouciant. A dauntless batsman partial to the hook and pull, he inherited the post of captain from Bill Lawry with the team at a low ebb, but others fed off his unhesitating self-belief and conviction that team goals were paramount, and he never lost a series. Some of his personal bests as a batsman, meanwhile, were in partnership with his brother Greg, notably at The Oval in August 1972, and at Wellington in March 1974. English commentator John Arlott described him as "a cricketer of effect rather than the graces", and his part in the World Series Cricket schism arose after years of disaffection with cricket officialdom. He later became a trenchant TV commentator.
Gideon Haigh

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Nov 19, 2013

Ian Chappell speaks at the ESPNcricinfo for Cricket Summit in Brisbane, November 19, 2013

Ian Chappell speaks at the ESPNcricinfo for Cricket Summit in Brisbane

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Jul 30, 2013

Ian Chappell at the 2015 World Cup launch in Melbourne, Melbourne, July 30, 2013

Ian Chappell at the 2015 World Cup launch in Melbourne

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Jul 30, 2013

Kapil Dev, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ian Chappell and Dennis Lillee chat at the unveiling of the World Cup groups, Melbourne, July 30, 2013

Kapil Dev, Sanath Jayasuriya, Ian Chappell and Dennis Lillee chat

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1976

Australian Cricket Hall of Fame 2003

Tour Results
England v India at Cardiff - Sep 16, 2011
England won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Lord's - Sep 11, 2011
Match tied (D/L method)
England v India at The Oval - Sep 9, 2011
England won by 3 wickets (with 7 balls remaining) (D/L method)
England v India at Southampton - Sep 6, 2011
England won by 7 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
England v India at Chester-le-Street - Sep 3, 2011
No result
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