Ian Chappell tells Pakistan to improve their cricket or stay home
Former Australia skipper Ian Chappell believes Cricket Australia should not invite Pakistan cricket team for a Test series Down Under in future until the tourists improve their game and provide some challenge to the home side.
â€œPakistan have now lost 12 Test matches on the trot in Australia, and somebodyâ€™s got to give them a kick up the bum. Cricket Australia have got to start saying â€˜listen if things donâ€™t improve we will stop with the invitesâ€™,â€ Chappell was quoted as saying by ESPN.
â€œYou canâ€™t continue to [play poor] cricket. You canâ€™t bowl poorly, have conservative field placings and field sloppily and expect to play decent cricket in Australia,â€ he added.
Chappell, 73, also slammed captain Misbah, saying, â€œA lot of their struggles were because they had no leadership. There was no inspiration from Misbah, so things have got to change in Pakistan.â€
â€œAustralia have made some improvements, but whether their performances were flattered by the way Pakistan playedâ€¦we will find that out in India as that will be the big test,â€ he added.
Pakistan were whitewashed by Australia in the three-match Test series.