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Chappell, Gregory S
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Test: 1970 - 1984
ODI: 1971 - 1983
First Class: 1966 - 1984
Australia (Country)
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Greg Chappell - Tall, majestic, elegant

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Greg Chappell: Tall, majestic and elegant batsman

Chappell, Gregory S

Born : 7 August 1948 at Unley, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia

A member of one of Australia's most notable cricket-playing families, Greg Chappell was a graceful right-handed batsman and useful medium-pacer. The grandson of Test cricketer Vic Richardson, he followed his brother Ian into the Australian Test team. Another brother Trevor also played for Australia.

Shortly before retiring he passed Don Bradman's record to become the leading run-scorer in Tests for Australia. He became Australia's captain in 1975/76, replacing his brother, and captained the team in 48 Tests until 1983 except for a two-year break when he as involved with Kerry Packer's World Series.

He was also one of the best slip fielders the game has known, being the first man to hold seven catches in a Test match and on retirement he held the world record for most catches by a fielder in Tests with 122.

He will also be remembered for ordering his brother Trevor to bowl an underarm ball in the final over of an ODI against New Zealand when they needed just 6 to tie the match - an act of very poor sportsmanship.

Chappell was involved in the game as a selector and then coach. He was sacked as coach of the Indian cricket team in 2007 amidst acrimony after a disastrous world cup campaign.

He now runs Cricket Australia"s young talent management program.

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