Originally Posted by Briony
A lot of critics rate Punter as Australia's best ever after Bradman but I would rate Chappell above him.
Chappell was one of an elite group of players to average over fifty in an era when this was rare and his average would be even higher if they included WSC and the Rest of the World matches which coincided with the banned Saffie tour. Of course he never played tests against Zim. and Bangladesh and only one against SL.
Hadlee has always rated him the best batsman he bowled to.
Would rate him above Border. Border himself does and Chappell moved up to #3 in the early 80s because Border was struggling in that position.
Waugh couldn't be compared with Chappell because he batted down the order and steadfastly refused to face the music up higher.
Good post. Ponting good; Chappell better.
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