Steven Smith's all-rounder match-winning turn in the Caribbean in the Twenty/20 World Cup series, Chappell says could more closely emulate Richie Benaud than that of Shane Warne with his spinning skills.
Greg Chappell said: "He is [part of the Ashes plans] in my view. In Australia, through the history of cricket, good wrist-spin bowling has been very successful and I think he has the capabilities to do that, and it gives you the opportunity to play two spinners. Remember that Richie Benaud played for three or four years as a batsman predominantly, and bowled the odd over here or there. I can see Steve Smith doing that in the early days of his career."
Chappell worked with Smith at Cricket Australia's Centre of Excellence last winter and by batting in the top seven he could co-exist in the Test team with established off-spinner Nathan Hauritz.
He concluded with these words - ''We have got to produce game-breakers.''
"Game breakers" is the name of the game in many team sports, someone who has the ability to go that extra yard in performance, emotion, determination and spirit that can change the course of the match.
The opposition's "game breaker" is a most dangerous player and every tactic is engendered to counteract whatever the "game breaker" attempts. The "game breaker" is both feared and admired. The "game breaker" is someone whose energy inspires the entire team.
Ric Charlesworth, the now Kookaburra (Australian Field Hockey Team) who coached the recent Australian men's team win at the Hockey World Cup in India, was in his playing era, a game breaker. Renown as doing the most imaginative and creative plays "out of no where", Charlesworth was the quintessential "game breaker".
Lauren Jackson of women's basketball is another of these "game breakers". Lauren Jackson's fame in women's basketball is second to none. Lauren Jackson's skills are beyond the literature written about her talents, and her years with the Seattle Storm illustrated time and time again how her "game breaking" skills came to the fore.
There is another "game breaker" that has eternal ramifications and that is Jesus Christ, the greatest of all "game breakers". He broke sin's grip on every human being. And moreover, on the Cross at his death, he called out, "It is finished". The classic game breaker! His task had been completed and the victory won.
Moreover he rose again the third day to illustrate that his words had reality to them. I for one. want to be on the same team as this "game breaker" …