SYDNEY (AFP) - Greg Chappell on Thursday cautioned selectors against choosing too many youngsters in the transitional Australian team and sacrificing experience. One of Australia's greatest-ever batsmen, Chappell is Cricket Australia's national talent manager, although he is no longer a selector following the recommendations of a major review into the domestic game. Chappell said the likes of struggling former captain Ricky Ponting is making a contribution to the team along with the runs he scores. Chappell said a bit of pressure was good for players when questioned about the positions of team veterans, Ponting and wicketkeeper Brad Haddin. Although reluctant to nominate individuals, Chappell felt Australia had more good younger players emerging than was the case a few years ago. "I'm excited about the prospects for Australian cricket. I think the next couple of years will be very exciting," he said.