Chappell: India bowling best; batting, fielding has been better

Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell opined that the current Indian side has the best bowling attack. However, their batting has been better in the past as has been their fielding.

India registered their maiden Test series win in Australia recently. In a discussion with ESPNcricinfo, Chappell said, “This Indian side is the best fast bowling contingent I have seen from India and the best fielding side that I have seen from India.”

He however went on to add, “But it’s not the best batting side. I have seen better batting combinations from India than this team,” he added, but did not dwell on which batting line-up he considered the best.

The Indian pacers stood out in the Tests, claiming 50 of the 70 Australian wickets. “I thought the Indian bowlers did really well and overall they out-bowled the Australians. They got more swing than the Australian bowlers.

“I think the seam position of the Indian fast bowlers was very good. They kept it up the whole time and perhaps that’s why they swung the ball more than the Australians,” Chappell said crediting the Indian bowlers in the ESPNCricinfo report according to PTI.

--By A Cricket Correspondent