Steven Smith should stay captain even if Michael Clarke returns: Ian Chappell
Steven Smith should stay captain even if Michael Clarke returns: Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell has said that stand-in-skipper Steven Smith should continue to lead the national side even if the injured Michael Clarke returns to the field.

Ian Chappell says it is time Virat Kohli handed full-time Test captaincy
Ian Chappell says it is time Virat Kohli handed full-time Test captaincy

 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.

Australia will win but by what margin is a question: Ian Chappell
Australia will win but by what margin is a question: Ian Chappell

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.

Phil Hughes death will affect Aussie attack against India, says Ian Chappell
Phil Hughes death will affect Aussie attack against India, says Ian Chappell

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.

First Test should go ahead, say former Australian skippers
First Test should go ahead, say former Australian skippers

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.

'Ton-hungry' Shane Watson says 'plenty of kick left in old horse'
'Ton-hungry' Shane Watson says 'plenty of kick left in old horse'

Australia all-rounder Shane Watson reportedly wants to face up to the final frontier in his Test career by defeating some batting mental demons and hitting big tons against India this summer.

Chandrasekhar says he emulated Richie Benaud
Chandrasekhar says he emulated Richie Benaud

Former Australia Test captain Richie Benaud not only inspired the likes of Ian Chappell and Shane Warne but Indian great B S Chandrasekhar also emulated the Aussie leg-spinner of the 1950s.

Commentator Richie Benaud fighting skin cancer
Commentator Richie Benaud fighting skin cancer

Legendary cricket commentator Richie Benaud revealed Monday he is battling skin cancer and is undergoing radiation therapy.

India, Aus, Proteas favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell
India, Aus, Proteas favourites to win World Cup: Ian Chappell

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.

Dhoni right man to lead India, Virat`s time will come: Rahul Dravid

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.

ICC no good in handling on-field showdowns: Chappell

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.

Ian Chappell wants Virat Kohli to take over Test captaincy from MS Dhoni

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.

If curators produce poor pitches, then sack them, says Ian Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is absolutely livid about the 22-yard strip at Trent Bridge which was on offer and has urged the authorities to "sack curators" who produce poor quality pitches.

If curators produce poor pitches, then sack them: Chappell

Former Australia captain Ian Chappell is absolutely livid about the 22-yard strip at Trent Bridge which was on offer and has urged the authorities to "sack curators" who produce poor quality pitches.

Ex-Oz paceman Gary Gilmour passes away at 62

Former Australian paceman Gary Gilmour has passed away at the age of 62 after a long battle with ill health.

Replace defensive MS Dhoni with aggressive Virat Kohli: Ian Chappell

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".

Chappell says `superstar` Johnson not faster than legendary `Thommo`

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.

T20 imbalancing cricket: Ian Chapell

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.

Cook doesn`t have it in him to be a good captain: Ian Chappell

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.

India have by far the best young batsmen: Chappell

Effusive in his praise for the Indian batsmen, former Australia captain Ian Chappell has said that the side is currently producing "by far the best" crop of young talented cricketers.