Anil Kumble Profile



 
General Information
Full name Anil Kumble
Born October 17, 1970, Bangalore, Karnataka
Current age 40 years 229 days
Major teams India, Asia XI, Karnataka, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
 Career Statistics
Batting & Fielding Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 132 271
Innings Played 173 136
Not Outs 32 47
Runs 2506 938
Highest 110* 26
Average 17.77 10.53
Balls Faced 6455 1536
St/R 38.82 61.06
100's 1 0
50's 5 0
4's 302 57
6's 9 6
Catches Taken 60 85
Stumpings Made 0 0
Bowling Statistics
Test ODI T20
Matches Played 132 271
Innings Played 236 265
Balls 40850 14496
Runs 18355 10412
Wickets 619 337
Best Inning Bowling 10/74 6/12
Best Match Bowling 14/149 6/12
Average 29.65 30.89
Economy Rate 2.69 4.30
St/R 65.9 43.0
4 Wickets 31 8
5 Wickets 35 2
10 Wickets 8 0

 Profile
Anil Kumble was born 17 October 1970 in Bangalore, Karnataka. He is a former Indian cricketer and captain of the Indian Test cricket team. He is a right-arm leg spin (legbreak googly) bowler and a right-hand batsman. He is currently the leading wicket-taker for India in both Test and One Day International matches. At present he is the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket and one of only three bowlers to have taken more than 600 Test wickets. Kumble has had success bowling with other spinners, notably Venkatapathy Raju and Rajesh Chauhan in the 1990s and Harbhajan Singh since 2000. No bowler in history won India more Test matches than Anil Kumble, and there probably hasn't been a harder trier either. Like the great tall wristspinners Bill O'Reilly and his own idol BS Chandrasekhar, Kumble traded the legspinner's proverbial yo-yo for a spear, as the ball hacked through the air rather than hanging in it and came off the pitch with a kick rather than a kink. The method provided him stunning success, particularly on Indian soil, where his deliveries burst like packets of water upon the feeblest hint of a crack, and more than one modern-day batsman remarked that there was no more difficult challenge in cricket than handling Kumble on a wearing surface.

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