Greg Chappell: Not Out brings his many years of experience to the fore to discuss Australia's favourite sport from all angles, including scandals, mental skills, and the future of the game.
Greg Chappell's retirement as a cricketer was the conventional end of a great sporting career. But it was only the start of an equally lively journey. An original thinker and a peerless judge of talent, Chappell commands respect and is widely sought after for his views on all things cricket. He has seldom been away from the thick of it. Here, he tells all.
Forty years since the underarm, Chappell takes us inside the secretive world of selection. He tells the story of Twenty20's forerunner Super 8s, and reveals his insights from an eventful stint as coach of India. He speaks frankly on a decade at Cricket Australia, including warning signs he saw ahead of the Newlands scandal, and calls for greater focus on the game's mental skills. Chappell also unveils a blueprint for the future of Australian cricket. He argues forcefully that the game has drifted too far from the type of lean, hungry system that helped to take the national team to the top.
Greg Chappell: Not Out is a uniquely insightful and entertaining look at cricket, and a must-read for all fans of the sport.
Greg Chappell MBE was the outstanding Australian batsman of his generation and represented Australia in both Test cricket and One Day Internationals. An exceptional all round player, he bowled medium pace and upon his retirement from Test cricket held the world record for the most catches. He was captain of the Australian cricket team for 48 Tests and lost only 13. Chappell retired as a player in 1984, and was then appointed a selector for the Australian team and became a member of the Australian Cricket Board until 1988. He has worked as a coach, including a two-year stint with the Indian national team, and had regular stints in the commentary box for Channel 9 and the ABC (Australia). He is widely sought after for his opinions on cricket.
|Hardie Grant Books