ICC Hall of Fame

Ian Chappell
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1964 - 1980



One of Australia's finest captains, Ian Chappell led Australia with aplomb, never losing a series. He scored 5,345 Test runs at an average of 42.42, including 14 centuries.

Player Bio

Born on September 26, 1943, Ian Chappell is regarded as one of the greatest Australian captains, leading the team between 1971 and 1975 before joining World Series Cricket. He created a team of aggressive and resourceful players and under him, Australia never lost a Test series. Born in a cricketing family, Chappell entered the international arena with his Test debut against Pakistan in December 1964. A middle-order batsman defined by guts more than grace, Chappell scored 5,345 runs in 75 Test matches at an average of 42.4. Since his retirement, Chappell has been a prominent cricket writer and commentator.

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26 Sep 1943
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Date of debut:
4 Dec 1964