Originally Posted by kyear2
Greg Chappell is really under rated, in WSC he averaged just about the same as Viv and his test career was just spectacular added to his graceful batting was his useful legspin and he was probably the best second slip of all time. He was to Viv as Lara was to Tendulkar, not that far behind and some thought the better player.
Slight correction, Greg Chappell started as Leg spinner but swapped to Medium pace (Swing / cutters) around the start of his Test career. If you have a closer look at Gregs bowling average, it starts high for the first 2/3 years then gets better (with odd bad year)
to 82 then drops again
I suggest looking at his season by season averages:
Bowling records | Test matches | Cricinfo Statsguru | ESPN Cricinfo
Through the period 75 -> 81/2 his bowling average was around 27, He took wickets at the at the rate of a wicket every 2 tests. Not enough wickets to be classed as an allrounder, but a handy bowler.
In WSC as well as averaging 57 with the bat he also averaged 25 with the ball (although only around 6 wickets).