Greg Chappell Takes Dig at Aussie Youngsters, Says Will Pucovski & Cameron Green Are Still in Primary School Compared to Indians

Younger Australian cricketers are nonetheless in “main college” in comparison with their Indian counterparts, feels former India coach Greg Chappell and has urged his nation’s cricket board to put money into expertise to keep away from changing into “also-rans” very quickly. An Damage-hit India sans their star gamers notched up an unimaginable 2-1 win over Australia within the four-Check sequence and Chappell believes it’s the sturdy home construction and efforts put in by BCCI which prepares its kids to tackle the rigours of worldwide cricket.

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“Our younger cricketers are weekend warriors in comparison with their Indian compatriots, who get difficult matchplay from the Below-16 age group onwards,” Chappell wrote in a column for ‘Sydney Morning Herald’.

“By the point an Indian participant reaches the nationwide XI, he has had an all-round apprenticeship that prepares him to stroll into the Indian facet with an inexpensive likelihood of success.

“I’m afraid, compared, Will Pucovski and Cameron Inexperienced are nonetheless in main college by way of expertise.”

Stating the massive distinction within the quantity spent by the 2 boards, Chappell mentioned Cricket Australia “can’t be making 1960s Holdens on this age of electrical automobiles.”

“The BCCI is investing thousands and thousands of {dollars} in budding Indian cricketers. Cricket Australia, by comparability, spends $44m {dollars} on the Sheffield Protect. The comparative spending hole isn’t a gulf; it’s the dimension of the Indian Ocean,” he wrote.

“If Cricket Australia doesn’t realise what it takes to be aggressive in Check cricket and our total cricket administration doesn’t change its perspective on the place to put money into expertise, we will likely be also-rans very quickly.”

Chappell mentioned “the talent degree of Indian youth groups would embarrass a few of our first-class groups”.

“Their means to cope with strain has been cultivated within the cauldron of hard-fought matches. That degree of depth can’t be replicated in nets or in opposition to lesser opponents. The truth that India has 38 first-class groups ought to offer you an concept of the depth of expertise out there,” he wrote.

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“What one sees when watching Indian youth and A groups is the stunning diploma of maturity and an intuitive understanding of all points of the sport. It’s as uncommon as it’s stark. A lot in order that one could be forgiven for pondering a crew of males is taking part in a bunch of schoolboys.”

Chappell mentioned India’s “degree of funding from grassroots up has left the remainder of the cricket world in its wake” and “the havoc that COVID-19 has wreaked on cricket coffers around the globe will solely widen the hole between India and the have-nots.”


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