Ian Chappell: Opinion on Australia’s selection process

Team India defeated Australia in a lopsided fashion to win the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. India successfully defended the trophy for the fourth time in a row as Australia was unable to build on their strong start in the second match in Delhi.

The Australians made several adjustments to their lineup for the second game after losing the first Test after being completely outplayed by team India. After Australia lost the opening match, Matt Kuhnemann was added to the squad in place of the in-form Travis Head. Ian Chappell, a former captain, had a lot to say about it.

Several of the decisions they made smacked of panic, and I don’t believe there was any justification for them.Chappell urged Nine’s Wide World of Sports to take a look at the panic, the dropping of (Travis) Head, playing (Matt) Renshaw (in the first Test ahead of Head), and saying he’s a strong player of spin bowling – and you bat him in the middle order.

With only one quick available for the second Test, you fly (Matt) Kuhnemann over from Australia and select him over (Ashton) Agar, who bowls the same style and was a member of the initial squad. Are you going to claim that they are not rash decisions now? They overthink things, he continued, and that is the problem.

Australia was unable to maintain their performance in the second innings of the second Test despite a respectable start.For them to manage, India’s bowling attack was too strong. The 34-year-old Ravindra Jadeja once again shone in the game, taking seven wickets to snuff out the visitors’ batting lineup in the second innings.

Ian Chappell also discussed how Australia is unsure about their optimal starting lineup. The best hitters are currently in India, but I don’t believe they are aware of their finest batting order there. You must select your top bowlers. Who do you believe will take the 20 wickets the quickest, as the selector? And I doubt they know who that is, especially not in India.

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