Ian Chappell

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Ian Chappell
Body Stats
Weight in KG 69kg kg
Weight 69kg
Personal Info
  • Father Martin Chappell
  • Father Nationality Australian
  • Mother Jeanne Chappell
  • Birth Name Ian Michael Chappell
  • Net Worth $15M
  • Mother Nationality Australian
  • Currently Married Married
  • Siblings Greg and Trevor
  • Salary N/A
  • Married to Barbara-Ann Chappell
  • Birth Country Unley, South Australia
  • Past married if any Kay Chappell
  • Famous Name Ian Chappell
  • Horoscope Aquarius
  • Nationality Australian
  • Current City Adelaide, Australia
  • Religion Christian
  • Profession Cricketer
  • Started career as Cricket Player
  • World Cup Game Played
  • Currently Club N/A
  • University attended Prince Alford College
  • School attended St Leonard's Primary School

Ian Chappell is a legendary Australian former cricket player who played for the Australian national team. Chappell had played Test and ODI cricket in his days. He also captained the Australia ODI and Test Team. Ian Chappell is one of the most successful batsmen in Australian cricket history. Following his playing career, Chappell pursued a high-profile career as a sports journalist and a cricketer commenter.

He led Australia as captain from 1971 to 1975 before becoming an important figure in the seceding World Series Cricket organization. Chappell made a difficult start to participating in international cricket as a right-handed middle-order batsman and spin bowler despite being born into a cricketing family—his grandpa and brother both led Australia. When he was moved up to bat at number three, he discovered his niche. He became known as "Chappelli" and was widely regarded as one of the best captains the game has ever seen.

Who is Ian? Bio, Age, Parents

Ian Michael Chappell, known as Ian Chappell, was born on September 26, 1943, in Unley, South Australia. His father and mother are Martin and Jeanne. Chappell grew up surrounded by the sport. His maternal grandpa Vic Richardson was a well-known all-around athlete who led Australia at the conclusion of a nineteen-Test career, and his father was a well-known Adelaide grade cricketer who began holding a bat as soon as he could walk.

IanIan Chappell SOURCE: indianexpress.com

From the age of five, Chappell and his younger brothers Greg and Trevor, who also went on to play for Australia, had weekly tuition in batting. He is  5 feet and 11-inch tall and weighs 69 kg. Ian has grey eyes and short white hair. Ian is born with the Aquarius birth sign.

Chappell attended the neighborhood St Leonard's Primary School, where he played his first competitive game at the age of seven. He grew up in the coastal suburb of Glenelg. Later, he was chosen for the state schoolboy squad of South Australia. The Australian captain's Joe Darling and Clem Hill were among the numerous Test cricketers that Prince Alfred College, a private secondary school, was known for producing. He also enjoyed playing baseball and Australian football.

Who is Ian Married to?

Ian Chappell is a married retired Australian Cricketer. Ian Chappell is married to two women. First, he gets married to Kay Chappell. He tied the wedding knot with Kay on 1966. But their marriage relationship does not work out and they get divorced in 1980.

Later after two years, Chappell gets married to Barbara-Ann Chappell, an Australian woman. Ian Chappell's children's information is not currently available. So, Chappell is currently living his retired life as a cricketer, but he sometimes works as a radio jockey.

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Ian Chappell International Career

Chappell scored 205 unbeaten while batting at number three for South Africa in a match against Queensland at Brisbane in 1963–1964. He was the SA team's youngest player when they won the Sheffield Shield that year. Chappell was chosen for a one-off Test against Pakistan in Melbourne in December 1964 as a result of his century against Victoria at the start of the next season.

In the 1965–66 Ashes series, he scored 11 and grabbed four balls, but was benched until the Fourth Test. Chappell showed potential as a leg-spinner and complemented his aggressive hitting with excellent slip fielding. Bob Simpson, the team's captain, and the selectors at the time saw him as an all-rounder because he batted at number seven and bowled 26 overs for the team.

IanIan with his team SOURCE: wisden.com

Chappell won the Australian Cricketer of the Year honor in 1968-69 thanks to a series of significant runs and a record number of catches. Chappell scored 188 not out, 123, 117, 180, and 165 runs against the visiting West Indies before the new year. Chappell averaged 68.50 runs per innings for 548 runs during the Test series, when he scored two of these hundreds. Chappell was promoted to position three in the batting order, reduced his bowling frequency, and was named the team's vice-captain.

When veteran Les Favell decided to retire at the beginning of the 1970–1971 season, Chappell took over as captain of the South Australian team. Greg, his younger brother, made his debut against Ray Illingworth's England in the second summer Test. Chappell got a half-century in each of the first two Test matches against an English team that was dominated by the aggressive fast bowling of John Snow, but he was unable to build on strong beginnings while Greg Chappell hit 108 in his first innings.

The net worth of Ian

Ian was an effective right-handed top-order batsman for Australia in cricket. He participated in a number of international cricket leagues. This implies that he had likely made a sizable chunk of money. During his playing career, he served as the captain of the Australia Cricket ODI and Test teams.

After retirement, he works as a media professional and cricket pundit, following in the footsteps of his grandpa. He also earns a good living from his work in the media. He used to make money from a number of sports companies and enterprises in addition to his journalism and cricket jobs. We may thus say that he made a good living during his professional career. Various estimates estimate Ian's net worth to be $15 million.

IanIan Chappell SOURCE: espncrickinfo.com

In the 1980s, Chappell co-hosted Sports Sunday for five years and spent eight years co-hosting Wide World of Sports, an original magazine-style program that aired on Channel Nine on Saturday afternoons. He made a swear word early in his time on the previous program before realizing he was live on TV. During the 1993 Ashes series' live transmission, a comparable occurrence took place. Both times, Channel Nine suspended him. In the 1980–81 cricket season, Chappell started working as a pundit for Channel Nine. He held that role up to the network's April 2018 loss of the Australian domestic cricket rights to Channel 7.

Besides Cricket

Chappell was a commentator for the broadcasts of the Major League Baseball season-opening series between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Arizona Diamondbacks at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on March 22 and 23, 2014. Before beginning his successful cricket career, Chappell had played catcher for South Australia in the Claxton Shield. He collaborated alongside John Smoltz, a former Cy Young Award winner, and Matt Vasgersian.

IanIan with Australian player SOURCE: edules.com

Tigers Among the Lions, Chappell's first book, was a history of the 1972 Ashes trip. These were followed in the early 1980s by a number of humorous novels on cricket. In 1992, the more analytical The Cutting Edge, a review of contemporary cricket, was published. In 2005, Ashley Mallett's book, Chappelli Speaks Out, which was co-written with Ian Chappell and appeared in the UK as Hitting Out - the Ian Chappell Story, was published. Chappell's judgment of Steve Waugh, whom he labeled "selfish" and a skipper who "ran out of ideas very soon," generated uproar.

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