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Greg Chappell
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Greg Chappell

Australia|Top order batter
Greg Chappell

INTL CAREER: 1970 - 1984

Full Name

Gregory Stephen Chappell

Born

August 07, 1948, Unley, Adelaide, South Australia

Age

72y 275d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

Playing Role

Top order batter

Height

1.87 m

Education

Prince Alfred College, Adelaide

relations

(grandfather),

(brother),

(brother)

Other

Coach, Commentator

TEAMS

Upright and unbending, with a touch of the tin soldier about his bearing, Greg Chappell was the outstanding Australian batsman of his generation. Though he had an appetite for big scores, it was his calm brow and courtly manner that bowlers found just as disheartening. He made a century in his first and final Tests, and 22 more in between - although perhaps the outstanding batting of his career left no trace on the record-books, his 621 runs at 69 in five unauthorised World Series Cricket "SuperTests" in the Caribbean in 1979, off a West Indian attack of unprecedented hostility. Less empathic as a captain than his elder brother Ian, he nonetheless won 21 of his 48 Tests and lost only 13. He lost the Ashes in 1977, but reclaimed them in 1982-83. His feat of scoring centuries in each innings of his captaincy debut is unequalled.

After retiring he went into coaching, spending some time with South Australia and working as a consultant at Pakistan's National Cricket Academy. He also worked as a commentator for ABC Radio. In May 2005 he was appointed coach of the Indian national cricket team on a two-year term - a stint that included a stormy public falling out with the captain, Sourav Ganguly.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test87151197110247*53.862431755161220
ODI7472142331138*40.18307975.703141957230
FC3215427224535247*52.20741113760
List A130126193948138*36.89427541
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveSR4w5w10w
Test878853271913475/615/6140.70113.30010
ODI746731082097725/155/1529.1243.10020
FC3212092687172917/4029.9571.9050
List A130526133721305/155/1525.9340.40120
Gregory Stephen Chappell
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Greg Chappell talks to coach Justin Langer and captain Tim Paine
Steven Smith and Darren Lehmann listen to Greg Chappell
Interim Australia selector Greg Chappell at the Gabba
Greg Chappell watches over Australia U-19s
Greg Chappell watches over Australia U-19s
Graeme Hick and Greg Chappell address the media ahead of the U-19 series