#4 Ian Chappell
The much respected commentator and TV analyst Ian Chappell was a shrewd captain of the Australian team and highly renowned batsman of his era. He featured in only 16 ODIs from 1971 to 1980, owing to his participation in the rebel Kerry Packer series.
Even in those few games, he managed to score eight half-centuries. In fact, he scored fifties in four of his last five ODIs.
Chappell’s highest one-day score remained 86 against New Zealand at Christchurch on 31 March 1974. Captaining the team, he led from the front with 86 from 67, with 10 fours and two sixes, at a highly impressive strike rate of 128.35 for that era.
In the game before, he played a similar innings, making 83 from 68 deliveries, featuring 12 fours and two sixes. These two innings were the closest Chappell came to reaching the three-figure mark in one-day internationals.Published 23 Sep 2019, 09:41 IST