|Player:||IM Chappell, SR Tendulkar, RT Ponting|
|Event:||Australia in India 2009/10|
DateLine: 14th October 2009
Just twelve days before the India-Australia series commence, Ian Chappell has issued a statement in which he stated in no uncertain terms that Australian Ricky Ponting is a better batsman than India's Sachin Tendulkar.
Talking to a leading news channel in India, Chappell added that though the Indian spinners could trouble the Australian batsmen, the world champions are the favourites to win the series. Chappell further said that the rivalry between India and Australia is for good for the game.
The first ODI of the seven-match series between India and Australia is to be played on October 25 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.
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