Ian Chappell

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Ian Chappell

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Biography

When world cricket's finest captains are discussed, Ian Chappell's name is invariably among the front-runners.

The South Australian-born right hand-batsman captained Australia in 30 Tests between 1971 and 1975 and while he was in charge Australia didn't lose a series.

Ian is a member of a mighty Australian sporting family.

His grandfather Victor Richardson, a superb all-round sportsman, played cricket for Australia between 1924 and 1936, including the infamous Bodyline series in Australia in 1932-33. He finished his career on a triumphant note, captaining Australia to a 4-0 series victory against South Africa.

With his playing days behind him, the 1976 Wisden Cricketer of the Year focused on a new career - as a cricket commentator with the Nine Network and several overseas broadcasters and as a cricket writer. He has excelled at both.

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