Greg Chappell was a former cricketer and captain for Australian cricket team. Chappell was a great striker of a ball. He was an all-rounder cricketer. He could batting, balling and as well as fielding. At his retirement time, he held the world record for the most catches in the test cricket. He is a right-handed batsman and right-arm bowler.
After the retirement from the cricket, Chappell was maintaining the connection to professional cricket. He has been a selector for national, a member of Australian Cricket Board, and a coach. He was appointed the coach of the Indian national cricket team for 2 years contract. Chappell was also designated for the academy coach for Rajasthan Royals. 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.
Greg Chappell was the outstanding Australian batsman of the generation. He made a century in his first and last test match. His feat of scoring centuries in each innings of his captaincy debut is unequaled. He served as the role of the batsman, coach, and commentator.
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Family and Early Career
He was born in Unley, South Australia; Chappell was the second son of three children born in Adelaide to Martin and Jeanne, a Cornish Australian family. His father and grandfather were also playing cricket. His elder and younger brother were also playing for Australia. He was starting playing for very child age, and he received weekly lessons by Coach Lynn.
Greg Chappell attended St Leonards, the primary school. He played his first competitive match at the age of eight. He also played a lot of baseballs. PAC’s coach Chester Bennett wrote about Chappell: “Possibly the finest all-around schoolboy cricketer in my experience. He could go far in the game.”
The Chappell brother played together in the grade cricket for Glenelg. After that, he was chosen for the Test tour to South Africa. From the selection for a tour, and Chappell was selected in the South Australian team. Greg gained the opportunity by scoring 101*, 102* and 88 for his club, then made his first-class debut against Victoria at Adelaide Oval, aged 18.
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Chappell hit four centuries in the 1969-70 seasons and earned the place on an Australia A trip to New Zealand. He gave some fantastic innings in the first-class cricket to force his way into play against England in the 1070-71 Ashes Series. He scored 102 just in 2 hours against the England in the tour match but in the rest of the series he just scored 65 runs.
In the Domestic career, he played for an unusual type of cricket. In 1973-1984 he played for Queensland. In the season of 1968-69, he played for Somerset. In 1966-1973 he played for South Australia. He played 321 first-class matches in his career.
In his career, he scored 24535 runs with the average of 52.20. He scored 74 centuries and 111 fifties in his career. His highest score is 247* in the first-class cricket. He took 247 wickets and 376 catches in the test career.
He played 87 test matches in his career. He scored 71110 runs with the average of 53.80. He scored 24 hundred and 31 fifties in his career. His highest score is 247* in the test cricket. He took 47 wickets and 122 catches in his test career.
One Day International
He played 74 One Day International Matches in his career. He scored 2331 runs with the average of 40.18. He scored 3 centuries and 14 fifties. His highest score is 134*. He took 72 wickets and 23 catches.
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Chappell instigated the underarm bowling incident in the Australia-New Zealand ODI. He ordered his brother, Trevor Chappell, to bowl underarm along the ground to Brian McKechnie, thus ensuring the Australian team would win the match and avoid a tie. Both brothers have expressed regret and embarrassment over the incident.
During the Coach of the Indian team was toured to Zimbabwe in September 2005. Sourav Ganguly, the Indian Captain, not performed well. The Coach asked him to step down as a captain on the eve of the game. The Indian Media widely covered this controversy. Ganguly was dropped due to the bad performance on the ground.
Book on Rahul Dravid
In his new book, Chappell gave fresh rise Controversy by blaming the Rahul Dravid. He said Dravid as a captain did not receive the kind of support he gave the other captains. As a captain, his success was not enjoyed by some of the teammates.
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