When it comes to batting talent, India are best placed of all the teams: Ian Chappell

When it comes to batting talent, India are best placed of all the teams: Ian Chappell

England recently whitewashed Pakistan in the ODI series.

Ian Chappell
Ian Chappell. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Former legendary cricketer Ian Chappell recently opened up what is the main possession of the cricket teams amid this COVID-19 pandemic. It has been noticed on several occasions that the B-team of a particular nation stepped up when several mainstream players were unavailable on match days. In fact, the depth of the sides has been of paramount importance in COVID-19 days and Chappell reiterated the same sentiments.

Chappell added that India reduced Australia on their soil only in the recent Border Gavaskar Trophy and it was due to their depth only that they were able to make quick changes. India made several changes as mainstream players got injured or were unavailable due to personal reasons and the young army of India showed up too bright in the testing hours and scripted history.

“It has become abundantly clear during this pandemic-ravaged era that one of the prized ingredients in a cricket squad is depth. Ideally, it should be both in batting and bowling. India displayed their ample depth – particularly in quick bowling – in defeating Australia on their recent tour. In making six changes from the first to second Test and still defeating England comfortably at Edgbaston, New Zealand surprised with their talent too,” said Chappell as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.

England are also well placed on the ‘depth’ front reckons Ian Chappell

In the same light, Chappell also stated that England are also quite equipped in this aspect of depth in the squad. In fact, he added that India and England are well ahead of Australia on this front. The former great also went on to add that when it comes to batting, India is ahead of every cricketing giant due to their well-placed development system. The traditional techniques are developed at the first-class level which helps players a lot at the international level.

“When it comes to batting talent, India are best placed of all the teams. Their development system, which produces players with traditional techniques and provides ample opportunities at first-class level, is one to be envied,” concluded Chappell