Posts Tagged "Greg Chappell"

Legendary former Australian Test captain Greg Chappell is a busy man. Not only is he in charge of finding the country’s next superstars, he’s also involved in a new charity called The Chappell Foundation.

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India’s captain and master batsman, Virat Kohli with 4497 runs at 49.90 in 56 Tests, is passing through a rough patch against Australia.

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Yesterday was the 36th anniversary of Australian captain Greg Chappell telling his younger brother Trevor to bowl underarm in the third ODI against New Zealand at the MCG.

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Recently I saw ‘The Underarm’, a two-act play about two brothers, one Australian-born, one New Zealand, opening an old wound: their incompatible views on the underarm trundled on a hot and bothered afternoon at the MCG in February 1981, at Australian captain Greg Chappell’s instruction.

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Here is the story of two unconventional bowling tactics used in cricket, one overarm and one underarm. Let me start with the overarm one.

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Today, February 1, 2016, marks the 35th anniversary of the infamous underarm delivery. The player who copped the most criticism from it, somewhat justifiably, was Greg Chappell. However how have Trevor Chappell and Rod Marsh not taken more of the blame?

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A giant-killing run from one of the minnow nations at the Cricket World Cup would help alleviate concerns over the tournament’s likely monotony, according to former Australian captain Greg Chappell.

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Cricket Australia’s national talent manager Greg Chappell says he can understand why people on the other side of the world might be getting a bit carried away.

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As Australians, we have revelled in many great sporting moments, such as the America’s Cup win in 1983 and our sporting heroes such as Don Bradman, Dawn Fraser, Rod Laver and Ian Thorpe.

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With legendary batsman Ricky Ponting, and of late Michael Clarke dominating all comers, the best Australian batsman since Bradman debate always bubbles under the surface of any Australian summer.

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Experience of previous Australian cricket slumps has legendary batsman Greg Chappell insisting the current Test tailspin will be short-lived.

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Brilliant Ashes Test, just captivating. Trent Bridge will live long in the memory and might put to rest the notion that Test cricket is somehow the poor cousin of 20-20.

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I haven’t watched much cricket on Channel Nine this summer, but I managed to watch one tea segment that really had me thinking.

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Australian cricketing great and former India coach Greg Chappell says technology should be used to help umpires in all international series, not just at the whim of competing nations.

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David Warner says he has Greg Chappell to thank for his transformation from Twenty20 rock star to Test opener, but it’s one Indian master blaster Virender Sehwag saw coming two years earlier.

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Don Argus has warned his far-reaching and scathing review of Australian cricket will take 18 months to yield significant progress. But the immediate casualties are obvious.

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Australia will look to start their long climb back up the world Test rankings when they take on Sri Lanka in the first of three Test matches later this month

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“Whoever wants to know the heart and mind of America had better learn baseball.” Those were the words of Jacques Barzun. But hearts are curious creatures, often inscrutable to the empirical mind.

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With all the brouhaha surrounding the omission of in-form but aging Test opener Simon Katich from the list of 25 contracted players, I thought I would share with fellow Roarers an interesting selection intrigue that occurred many years ago indirectly involving current fulltime selector, Greg Chappell.

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Greg Chappell can joke about it now but it was a scary time when Terry Jenner was felled by a bouncer from England’s John Snow. The incident sparked a massive outcry at the Sydney Cricket Ground during the seventh Test of the 1970-71 series.

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