Ian Chappell


Why are Steven Smith and Joe Root so averse to batting at No. 3?
Why are Steven Smith and Joe Root so averse to batting at No. 3?

Wouldn't you rather walk in at one-down for a low score than two-down?

Change the ball-tampering and lbw laws
Change the ball-tampering and lbw laws

It's the ideal time for administrators to redress the imbalance between bat and ball

When Colin Milburn went berserk at the Gabba
When Colin Milburn went berserk at the Gabba

Remembering an astonishing session of batting at a Shield game in 1968-69

What cricket can teach us about surviving pandemics
What cricket can teach us about surviving pandemics

The qualities that make for a successful athlete - patience, determination and initiative - will also see us through these tough times

The best I've watched against spin
The best I've watched against spin

VVS Laxman and Doug Walters were two batsmen who were masterful against the slow stuff

Cricket in a time of crisis: we've been here before
Cricket in a time of crisis: we've been here before

These are strange times for the game, but it's not the first instance of unprecedented events bringing sport to a standstill

India need to find the balance between caution and aggression
India need to find the balance between caution and aggression

Their batsmen have fallen to injudicious shots in the Test series, and need to rediscover the art of making match-winning scores

Who have been the best visiting captains in Australia?
Who have been the best visiting captains in Australia?

Starting with Douglas Jardine, it is an impressive list

Under Kohli, India are always looking to win
Under Kohli, India are always looking to win

He has earned the respect of the side, and they expect good things to happen with him in charge

Kohli at No. 3 and Rahul at 4 will give Australia plenty of headaches
Kohli at No. 3 and Rahul at 4 will give Australia plenty of headaches

And Australia must look to exploit Kohli's fragility against Adam Zampa's legspin when India tour the country later in the year

Not playing more Tests at the SCG is New Zealand's loss
Not playing more Tests at the SCG is New Zealand's loss

Rich with cricket history and a picturesque reminder of the glory days of the game, the Sydney Cricket Ground is a treat to play at

Which ODI pair is greater: Tendulkar and Ganguly or Kohli and Sharma?
Which ODI pair is greater: Tendulkar and Ganguly or Kohli and Sharma?

Indian fans have been fortunate to be able to watch four of the best short-form batsmen of all time

Inept captaincy sank Pakistan in Australia
Inept captaincy sank Pakistan in Australia

Pakistan's young pace attack needed to be supported by strategic field placements by the captain. That didn't happen

Do Australia have a captaincy problem coming up?
Do Australia have a captaincy problem coming up?

Tim Paine is doing a good enough job, but who's next if he decides to call it quits?

How the hell does Steve Smith do what he does?
How the hell does Steve Smith do what he does?

He operates in a manner utterly different from everyone else and manages to succeed

What we learned from India's whitewash of South Africa
What we learned from India's whitewash of South Africa

India will remain formidable for the forseeable future, but South Africa's slide does not bode well for Test cricket as a whole

Why getting Rohit Sharma to open in Tests is a good move
Why getting Rohit Sharma to open in Tests is a good move

It makes sense for him in light of his game. Also, Test cricket needs all the exciting batsmen it can get

Cricket needs to take climate change seriously
Cricket needs to take climate change seriously

It is likely to be among the sports hardest hit by the impending crisis

The Ashes have shown again how important bowling pairs are in Tests
The Ashes have shown again how important bowling pairs are in Tests

As Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood have proved, bowlers working in tandem can dramatically impact a series

How do the 2019 Ashes compare to 2005?
How do the 2019 Ashes compare to 2005?

Three matches down, three similar results, but can the series rise to the level of drama and excitement of the magnificent 2005 edition?