<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Ian Chappell: Some players in current Australian side do not deserve the baggy green" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130731120941.jpg" title="Ian Chappell: Some players in current Australian side do not deserve the baggy green" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Ian Chappell feels Australian batsmen are letting down the bowlers © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Jul 31, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> Former captain <a href="/tags/Ian-Chappell/post" target="_blank">Ian Chappell</a> feels there are some players in the current Australian side who do not deserve a baggy green cap. Chappell also voiced concern about <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia</a>’s future after their loss to <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England </a>in the first two Tests of the<a href="/tags/The-Ashes-2013/post" target="_blank"> Ashes 2013</a>.<br /> <br /> "There are a few blokes playing in the Test side who, in my opinion, really aren't Test cricketers. But I think the best players from Australia are there in England at the moment and that's the concern," Chappell was quoted as saying by <em>The Telegraph</em>.<br /> <br /> "When you look the list of [Sheffield] Shield run-getters, you're not looking down there and seeing a couple of young guys here, going well and [thinking] they'll be just around the corner and not far away [from Test level]. I'm not seeing that at the moment. I'd love to be proven wrong, but I don't think I will be," he added.<br /> <br /> Chappell once again highlighted the fact that Australian cricket’s suffering is due to lack of quality batsmen.<br /> <br /> "Australia used to just regularly produce exciting young strokeplayers but that production line seems to have dried up and the picture is pretty bleak at the moment.<br /> <br /> "The good news is that Australia has a decent attack and that's generally the hard part in putting a team together. That's what makes it so disappointing that we're batting so badly, because we've got a good attack and it's being a bit wasted," he said.<br /> <br /> Chappell concluded, "But where they're going to find the batsmen from, though, I'm not so sure at the moment."<br /> <br /> The <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/cricket-articles/Ashes-2013-3rd-Test-Preview-England-eager-to-seal-series-against-below-par-Australia/29452" target="_blank">third Ashes Test begins on Thursday</a>, August 1 at Old Trafford.