Ian Chappell slams Australia for poor show in first two Tests

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In the first two Tests of Border-Gavaskar Trophy, India have completed dominated Australia and finished the games in three days.

So, far Australia are looking clueless against India’s spin bowling and do not have a proper bowler who can prove effective against India.

Even their batting lineup is in tatters as they have not been able to contribute much in the two Tests so far.

Furthermore, India now have a 2-0 lead in the series and have successfully retained the trophy for the fourth consecutive time.

Even though Australia made a few changes to their squad, the result did not bring much change.

Additionally, former Australia skipper, Ian Chappell has heavily slammed Australia for showing panic in the first two games.

Says Chappell,

I don’t think there was any justification for some of the things they’ve done; their selections smacked of panic. If you want to look at panic, the dropping of (Travis) Head, playing (Matt) Renshaw (in the first Test ahead of Head), saying he’s a good player of spin bowling- and you bat him in the middle order.

Adding further, he says,

You come into the second Test with one quick only, you fly (Matt) Kuhnemann over from Australia and you play him ahead of (Ashton) Agar who bowls the same sort of stuff and was in the original squad. Now, are you going to tell me they’re not panic selections? This is the problem… they overthink things.

Ian Chappell says Australia confused regarding proper playing XI against India

On the other hand, Chappell says that Australia are pretty confused about what is their proper playing XI against India in the ongoing Test series.

Although they got a good start in the second Test in Delhi, they were completely dismantled by Ravindra Jadeja’s lethal spin bowling.

Says Chappell,

I also don’t think they know what their best batting lineup is in India, but… the best batsmen are in India now. You’ve got to pick your best bowlers. As a selector, you have to ask who do you think will take the 20 wickets the quickest? And I don’t think they’ve got a clue who that is, certainly not in India.

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