Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chappell on, well, just about everything

Greg Chappell is never one to shy away from comprehensive answers to the usual journo questions. Here he is, talking away at length about the World Cup. Most of what he says here will be old hat to Indian fans who have heard him speak and write in similar vein throughout his tenure. Given the slightly Aussie-centric focus of this blog in the last few posts, I thought I would merely highlight his closing comments:
Chappell also did not want to read too much into Australia's recent run of losses. "It shows that New Zealand is a good side. It shows that England has made some progress. No doubt it will effect Australia's balance if [Brett] Lee and [Andrew] Symonds are not going to be there, but I am sure they have got good cricketers there. Stuart Clark has come in and maybe he will be the player of the series for them," he said. "The loss would have made them a bit hungrier and determined to play well. I would have preferred that they won all the matches and gone to the West Indies overconfident. Now they will be right on the job. We will have our job cut out."

Yeah, thats what I was worried about.


Blogger Homer said...

Isn't Chappelli the eldest one? :)

9:39 PM  
Blogger Samir Chopra said...

Ah, yes, Homer, right you are; how could I, devoted fan of South Australian cricket, ever forget? Mistake corrected.

5:32 AM  
Blogger Ginny said...

Well, it looks like cricket newsmouth is full of supportive words for Australia. In this blog, he says that may Australia should win all the matches and go to West Indies with full confidence.

I don't understand that is he the coach of Indian team or a Advocate of Australian team.

7:09 AM  
Blogger samir said...

Ginny, to be fair, he is only pointing out a mad-as-hell Aussie team is likely to be more of a problem for other teams than an overconfident Aussie team. Look at what happened to the English test side :)

9:49 AM  

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