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Big Ashes question: Can England ace Australia’s pace?

Big Ashes question: Can England ace Australia’s pace?

Australia play its best cricket when the team is purposefully aggressive. This policy worked spectacularly in the last Ashes series and over the long haul has proved superior to England’s more conservative methods

04 June,2023 08:27 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Clear headache for Australians

Clear headache for Australians

The bowlers from Down Under will need to pay careful attention to Shubman Gill. He tends to play with no fear and has a stroke-making mentality that will not change even on the momentous occasion of the World Test C’ship final

25 May,2023 09:09 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
This danger is for real

This danger is for real

Long-term contracts could eventually lead to players only representing their Indian Premier League franchise in different leagues while refusing a contract with an individual country

11 May,2023 07:56 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Neil’s quite a diamond to treasure

Neil’s quite a diamond to treasure

The last surviving member of Bradman’s 1948 Invincibles, Harvey, 94, has retained his alert brain and apart from general ageing ailments, has remained in reasonable health

02 May,2023 08:48 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
It’s a T20-caused challenge!

It’s a T20-caused challenge!

A coach has a choice of preparing a player for every form of the game by building a solid technique like Virat Kohli or having a batsman imitate the volatile T20-hitting of Suryakumar Yadav; selectors face dilemma too

09 April,2023 07:02 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Get on with the bloody game!

Get on with the bloody game!

Umpires must be given license to insist that players don’t purposely waste time. All players should be made aware of their obligation to the public. The fans deserve a fair day’s play for what is often an expensive outing

26 March,2023 06:28 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Hang on England, you too!

Hang on England, you too!

India are far from the worst offenders of preparing specially-prepared pitches. The 1956 track in Manchester and the 1972 fungus-afflicted strip at Leeds were dodgy too

12 March,2023 06:27 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell
Cool it, conquer it

Cool it, conquer it

Australia’s selection on tour have been awfully inconsistent and at times irrational. Along with effectively putting a stop to personal dressing room tantrums, an air of calmness can aid team spirit

26 February,2023 07:45 AM IST | Mumbai | Ian Chappell

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