Former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell said Rahul Dravid picked Australian mind to make a solid domestic structure in India

Former Australia skipper Greg Chappell believes that Rahul Dravid picked the Aussie brains and implemented the model to make a solid domestic structure in India.

Former Australia skipper Greg Chappell believes that Rahul Dravid picked the Aussie brains and implemented the model to make a solid domestic structure in India.

Chappell also talked about how the likes of India and England have overtaken Australia in terms of recognizing young talent.

“I am seeing a bunch of young players with great potential who are in limbo. That’s unacceptable. We cannot afford to lose one player. India possesses their act together which is essential because (India’s academy chief and former Test captain) Rahul Dravid has picked our brains, seen what we’re doing, and replicated it in India and with their much larger population base,” cricket.com.au quoted Chappell as saying.

“I think we’ve already lost our position due to the simplest at identifying talent and bringing it through. I feel England roll in the hay better than us now and India is doing it better than us,” he added.

Chappell also talked about how India managed to defeat Australia earlier this year even after having numerous injuries in their squad.

“When you inspect the Indian team that played within the Brisbane Test that had three or four fresh players, and everybody said, ‘This is India’s second XI’ – those guys had played (extensively) for India A,” said Chappell.

“And altogether sorts of different conditions, not just in India. So once they get picked, they’re not tyros within the least, they’re quite hardened international cricketers. We picked Will Pucovski out of Shield cricket. Will has hardly had a game outside Australia. that’s the difference,” he added.

Chappell has nominated a draft system alongside the way of ensuring young players get regular games.
“We can’t afford for the larger states to warehouse kids just because they might need them at some stage. I feel that’s dangerous. If we were designing a structure from scratch now, we wouldn’t design it the way we’ve got it. I feel New South Wales could have a second team,” said Chappell.

“We need to disperse the talent slightly bit more evenly, rather than having good talent sitting on the sidelines in Victoria and New South Wales once they could be playing very well,” he added.

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