But there's one striking exception: the tantalising talents of Indian left-arm orthodox spinner Harmeet Singh. He bowls like Bishen Bedi, with that same natural flight and guile that would right now place him as the best spin bowler in any Test side bar England.
Chappell made that statement without much thinking. Ajmal, Shakib, Narine, Herath, Vettori? One just can't count off these world class spinners to a relatively young man who is still developing.