Chappell, Ian

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Chappell, Ian Gender: M
Ian Michael Chappell
born on 26 September 1943 at 16:30 (= 4:30 PM )
Place Adelaide, Australia, 34s55, 138e35
Timezone ACST h9e30 (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Sutton
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 02°19' s_mo.18.gif s_leocol.18.gif 26°46 Asc.s_piscol.18.gif 11°28'

Ian Chappell
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Australian cricketer, known as "Chappelli", he earned a reputation as one of the greatest captains the game has seen while playing for South Australia and the national team. He captained Australia between 1971 and 1975 before taking a central role in the breakaway World Series Cricket organisation. Born into a cricketing family—his grandfather and brother also captained Australia—Chappell made a hesitant start to international cricket playing as a right-hand middle-order batsman and spin bowler. He found his niche when promoted to bat at number three. Chappell's blunt verbal manner led to a series of confrontations with opposition players and cricket administrators; the issue of sledging first arose during his tenure as captain, and he was a driving force behind the professionalisation of Australian cricket in the 1970s.

Since his retirement in 1980, he has pursued a high-profile career as a sports journalist and cricket commentator, predominantly with Channel Nine. He remains a key figure in Australian cricket: in 2006, Shane Warne called Chappell the biggest influence on his career. Chappell was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1986, the FICA Cricket Hall of Fame in 2000 and the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in 2003. On 9 July 2009, Ian Chappell was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.

Link to Wikipedia biography


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield has a 21-page document of Australian data from Dennis Sutton giving Chappell's data as above with the following source: "From him to Susan Alexander - A rating."


  • Vocation : Sports : Other Sports (Cricket)
  • Notable : Awards : Hall of Fame
  • Notable : Awards : Sports Championship
  • Notable : Famous : Top 5% of Profession