Greg Chappell

Country: Australia
Born: August 07, 1948, Unley, Adelaide, South Australia
Height: 1.87 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Top order Batter

Greg Chappell Bio

Gregory Stephen Chappell, better known as Greg Chappell, is widely regarded as one of the finest cricketers to have ever played the game. Born on August 7, 1948, in Unley, South Australia, Chappell had an illustrious career representing both Australia and Queensland.

Chappell’s exceptional batting skills were evident from the very beginning of his career. In his debut Test match against England in Perth in 1970, he left an indelible mark by scoring a century. This was just the beginning of an incredible journey that would span over a decade.

Throughout his career, Chappell showcased his ability to dominate the opposition with his solid technique and a fierce determination to score big runs. He was known for his calm and composed demeanor, which often affected the morale of bowlers. With his upright stance and impeccable timing, Chappell was a formidable opponent for any bowling attack.

While he achieved numerous milestones during his career, one of Chappell’s most remarkable achievements came in 1978-79 when he played in the unauthorised World Series Cricket Super Tests in the Caribbean. Facing an extremely hostile West Indian attack, Chappell amassed a staggering 620 runs at an average of 69, displaying his supreme batting prowess.

Apart from his individual accomplishments, Chappell’s captaincy record was also noteworthy. Although not as empathetic as his elder brother Ian, Chappell led the Australian team to 21 victories out of the 48 Tests he captained. He achieved a significant milestone by reclaiming the Ashes in the 1982-83 series after losing them in 1977. During the home summer just before the Ashes, Chappell showcased his form by scoring centuries in three consecutive Tests against New Zealand and England.

A masterful one-day player as well, Chappell will forever be remembered for the controversial incident during the 1981 match against New Zealand. As captain, he ordered his younger brother Trevor to bowl an underarm delivery to prevent New Zealand from achieving a tie. This act drew strong criticisms and became a significant event in cricket history.

After retiring from international cricket in 1984, Chappell turned his attention to coaching and talent management. He worked with various teams, including South Australia, and served as a consultant at Pakistan’s National Cricket Academy. Chappell had several stints as an Australian selector, contributing to talent identification for the national team.

In May 2005, Chappell took on the challenging role of coaching the Indian cricket team. His tenure included a turbulent relationship with the captain, Sourav Ganguly, and ended with India’s disappointing early exit from the 2007 World Cup.

Despite the ups and downs in his career, Chappell’s contribution to the sport cannot be overstated. His elegant batting style and leadership skills left an indelible mark on Australian cricket. With an unwavering dedication to the game, Greg Chappell will always be remembered as one of the greatest cricketers Australia has produced.

Greg Chappell Career Stats

Greg Chappell Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 87 151 19 7110 247* 53.86 - - 24 31 755 16 122 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 74 72 14 2331 138* 40.18 3079 75.7 3 14 195 7 23 0
FC 321 542 72 24535 247* 52.2 - - 74 111 - - 376 0
List A 130 126 19 3948 138* 36.89 - - 4 27 - - 54 1
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Greg Chappell Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 87 88 5327 1913 47 5/61 5/61 40.7 2.15 113.3 0 1 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 74 67 3108 2097 72 5/15 5/15 29.12 4.04 43.1 0 2 0
FC 321 - 20926 8717 291 7/40 - 29.95 2.49 71.9 - 5 0
List A 130 - 5261 3372 130 5/15 5/15 25.93 3.84 40.4 1 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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