Chappell Believes Clarke Is Better Than Any Other

August 6, 2014
By Liam

Ian Chappell, the former Aussie batsman, thinks that Michael Clarke is tactically better than any other captain going around at the moment.

Chappell made this statement while speaking in a Cricket programme a couple of days back.

It’s now something new to hear from Chappell. He has always been a big admirer of Clarke’s leadership and on many occasions in the past as well, he has praised Clarke.

In that programme when Chappell was asked about his opinion on the current test captains, he said, “There are quite a few mediocre skippers going around these days. You talk about Cook, MS or even Graeme Smith, who retired recently; they are not tactically that good. There is no comparison between them and the Aussie skipper Michael Clarke.”

“Yes, Angelo Mathews is someone whom I can’t say anything about because I’ve hardly watched him. But, as far as the others are concerned, I have watched them a lot and I can say with full conviction that they are not great captains.”

“However, as much as I want Michael to keep leading the Australian side, I know that he is not going to be there for long. He has taken care of his back pretty well so far, but, still, it’s hard to imagine him going for long.”

When asked if he thinks Alastair Cook should be leading the England test team in the next Ashes series which will take place in 2015, Chappell said, “Well, if that happens, the people who would be the most happy are the Aussie players. They would be absolutely delighted.”

Chappell himself captained the Australian team in test match cricket for a few years and he was known to be tactically very sound. He was a very aggressive captain who used to get into the skin of the opposition players.