Former Australia cricket captain Ian Chappell feels India Test skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni has passed his use-by-date and it's the perfect time to make Virat Kohli a full-time leader for the longest version of the game.
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has no doubt that the home team will win the upcoming Test series against India but he feels the margin would depend on how the visiting batsmen tackle the pace and bounce.
Phillip Hughes' death after being hit by a bouncer has left Ian Chappell shocked like most of the cricket world and the former Australian captain feels his country's pacers would find it tough to use the short-pitched delivery in the upcoming Test series against India.
Former skippers Ian Chappell and Mark Taylor feel next week's first Test between India and Australia in Brisbane should go ahead as it would help the cricketers and the fans to come out and share the mourning of the loss of Phillip Hughes.
With the teams entering the final phase of their preparations for next year's World Cup, cricketing great Ian Chappell has said defending champions India, Australia and South Africa are the favourites to win the game's showpiece event.
Former India captain Rahul Dravid said that there is no need to replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as suggested by former Australian skipper Ian Chappell because the team has "progressed" well under the able leadership of the Jharkhand wicketkeeper-batsman.
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell feels incidents like the alleged fracas between Ravindra Jadeja and James Anderson in the India-England Test series are increasing because the ICC has not been good enough while deciding on such issues.
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell does not find Mahendra Singh Dhoni good enough to be India`s Test captain, saying he was past his prime as far as leading the side and it was right time to hand the reins of the team to Virat Kohli.
Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell feels Virat Kohli should replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni as India`s Test captain as the incumbent is defensive and lets the game "meander along like an absent-minded professor strolling in the park".
Former Australian captain Ian Chappell has said that pace sensation Mitchell Johnson is not faster than the legendary Jeff Thomson even though Johnson left a trail of broken bones, cracked helmets and depressed batsmen in his recent run against South Africa.
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels that Twenty20 cricket has made the game more batsmen-centric and more needs to be done to maintain a balance between the bat and the ball. According to him, if this continues it could lead to the demise of the sport.
Former Australia captain Ian Chappell feels struggling Alastair Cook is not good enough to lead the England team as he lacks fire power and the home team will convincingly win the one day series with the visitors looking "terible" on the field.