The experts review the action

Australia must now focus on overseas success

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell analyses the final Ashes test in Sydney

Interviewer: Dan Brettig

January 5, 2014

Posted by rayhuc on (January 6, 2014, 14:11 GMT)

South Africa will beat this Australian side...easily

Looking forward to this test series!

Posted by   on (January 6, 2014, 8:49 GMT)

Well said Ian Chappel. Well done Australia, but the real test i think is SA. All the best to the Aus and SA team.

Posted by cricketsubh on (January 6, 2014, 3:42 GMT)

I complitly agree with Chappell Australia need to focus on future and pick young players this aus team is not a young team Clarke need to build young team for future my test squad for s.a tour Warner.Rogers.clarke.watson.haddin.hughes.smith.lyon.siddil.haris.jhonson.patinson.bird.maddsion.doolan.these are my 15 players to tour s.a I think Maddison should pick over doolan at no 6 position

Posted by wapuser on (January 5, 2014, 15:26 GMT)

Australia always have had success at south African grounds, i do not remember aussies losing any test series at south african soil. But, at present, south Africa look very settled and strong in every department of the game so Australia will have to play their best cricket to defeat south africa again,especially bowlers like Johnson, Harris, Siddle etc. In my opinion, Hilfy can bowl wonderfully at s.africa, he was the best bowler in 09,10 series.. hughes should b considered too.

Posted by wapuser on (January 5, 2014, 13:12 GMT)

Now it makes aus vs SA series a hell of a contest

Posted by BHARATLIFE on (January 5, 2014, 12:09 GMT)

Sometimes these experts are very "on the fence" when they review,just 9 months ago,same Ian Chappel was talking about the evils of BBL and how AUS is all doom and gloom after the 4-0 routing in India. Now this same team have forced a Swan retirement (arguably one of the best test spinners), he says "bullies at home", but i honestly believe they were the only side who came close to winning "in and against" SA, except for a half hour of madness in Cape Town, and possibly a day of complacent subdued cricket in Adelaide , they have kept SA very well in check and if PAK were a bit smarter in playing Imran Tahir, they would have lost that too. No team at the moment is as convincing as the AUS team(1999-2007),they were ruthless.Even when the opposition rarely "looked like" getting on top, they would counter that and when they were very rarely on the pump they somehow found a way around and even "more rarely" lost.We should stop comparing that team, who left almost impossible standards.

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