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Ball-Tampering Incident Might End Australians National Career

Ball-Tampering Incident Might End Australians National Career

The former Australian captain, Ian Chappell, feels that the ball-tampering incident will have a huge impact in the lives of the three cricketers.

David Warner might not play for the national side again, according to Ian Chappell

The 74-year-old, on his visit to India to witness his first IPL game between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils, describes his 50-year-old relationship with the country.

"I first came here in 1969 with the Australian team. One of the first things I noticed about the Indian fans was that they were very knowledgeable. They were telling me things about my career that I didn't know about," says the 74-year-old.

Chappell thinks that the absence of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft from international cricket will give India advantage in their test series against Australia this winter.

"I don't know if India will win comfortably, but they'll win. It's certainly India's best opportunity ever to win a series in Australia. Australia will be still hard to beat because they've got a very good bowling attack. The hardest part of the game is to get 20 wickets, and Australia will do that. But they won't have many runs to play with.”

 

Chappell doesn’t agree that the punishment given to the three cricketers was harsh.

"I think Cricket Australia got it right. CA has done particularly Smith and Warner a huge favour, because you imagine if Smith and Warner were playing next summer in Australia against India, they're going to get booed at probably all of the Australian grounds. That wouldn't have been great for CA's image."

When questioned about the future of the trio, he said, "I'm not sure if CA wants Warner back. Knowing the history of CA pretty well, I think they've probably been looking for a reason to get rid of him because he was quite outspoken during the dispute between the players and the administrators last year. So he may not be back. Smith will be back but I don't think he will captain Australia again."

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RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 India 35 4016 115
2 South Africa 33 3712 106
3 Australia 33 3499 106
4 England 45 4722 105
5 New Zealand 23 2354 102
6 Sri Lanka 38 3668 97
7 Pakistan 21 1853 88
8 West Indies 29 2235 77
9 Bangladesh 19 1268 67
10 Zimbabwe 8 12 2

ODI

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 England 51 6470 127
2 India 49 5973 122
3 New Zealand 41 4602 112
4 South Africa 39 4275 110
5 Pakistan 38 3915 103
6 Australia 37 3699 100
7 Bangladesh 28 2607 93
8 Sri Lanka 50 3872 77
9 West Indies 32 2217 69
10 Afghanistan 32 2053 64
11 Zimbabwe 37 2021 55

T20

RankTeam MatchesPoints Rating
1 Pakistan 30 3972 132
2 India 37 4601 124
2 Australia 21 2570 122
4 England 21 2448 117
5 New Zealand 22 2542 116
6 South Africa 19 2093 110
7 West Indies 21 2219 106
8 Afghanistan 27 2490 92
9 Sri Lanka 28 2451 88
10 Bangladesh 27 2066 77