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Anil Kumble

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
India, Asia XI, Bangalore
Roles played:
Skipper-Test | Ex Skipper-ODI | Bowler
Home country:
India
Born:
October 17, 1970, Bangalore, Karnataka

Profile

Anil Kumble represented the terms hard trier, match-winner, and a fighter in Indian cricket. Being India's most effective bowler in both Tests and ODIs, Kumble spearheaded the Indian bowling attack for more than a decade. Most remembered for being an out-and-out team man, he has been one of the greatest spinners to have ever played the game.

In a spectacular yet downplayed career, “Jumbo” claimed practically every Indian record. Never a great turner of the ball, he always extracted enough from the surface to fox the batsmen with his consistent line and length. His googly, side spin and subtle variations in flight caused trouble for the batsmen. In 1999, he became the second bowler ever to scalp ten wickets in a Test innings, a feat first achieved by Jim Laker. Kumble's phenomenal ability to stomach pain was proved in Antigua in 2002 when he bandaged his fractured jaw and returned to the field to deliver a stirring spell. The leg-spinner received the ultimate gift in the twilight of his career after he was named India's Test skipper in 2007, following which he delivered India's first win against Pakistan at home in 27 years.

In a career spanning 18 long, glorious years, Kumble played 132 Tests and 271 ODIs, picking 619 wickets in the former, while claiming 337 in the latter. The veteran bowler retired as the third highest wicket-taker in Tests, behind legends Muttiah Muralidaran and Shane Warne. His retirement from international cricket, however, didn't stop him from participating in the Indian Premier League in 2008. He led the Bangalore in 2009 and thereafter took on the mentoring role at the franchise. In 2013, Kumble shifted allegiance to the Mumbai as chief mentor.


Statistics

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  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 132 173 2506 32 17.77 38.82 1 5 110*
ODI 271 136 938 47 10.53 61.06 0 0 26
IPL 42 17 35 14 11.66 74.46 0 0 8
CLT20 9 2 2 2 - 66.66 0 0 1*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 132 236 40850 18355 619 10/74 / 29.65 2.69 31 35 8 280
ODI 271 265 14496 10412 337 6/12 / 30.89 4.30 8 2 0 203
IPL 42 42 965 1058 45 5/5 / 23.51 6.57 2 1 0 18
CLT20 9 9 209 245 8 3/20 / 30.62 7.03 0 0 0 7
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 60 0 3
ODI 85 0 12
IPL 10 0 0
CLT20 5 0 1
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 14 3 5 0 6 21.43
ODI 1 1 0 0 0 100
IPL 26 14 12 0 0 53.85
CLT20 9 4 5 0 0 44.44

Career

Span:
Test:
1990-2008
 
ODI:
1990-2007
 
IPL:
2008-2010
 
CLT20:
2009-2010
Test
Debut:
India Vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester - Aug 09, 1990
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 29, 2008
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Apr 25, 1990
Last played:
India Vs Bermuda at Queen's Park Oval, Port of Spain - Trinidad - Mar 19, 2007
IPL
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Rajasthan at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Apr 26, 2008
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Hyderabad at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai - Apr 24, 2010
CLT20
Debut:
Bangalore Vs Cape Cobras at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore - Karnataka - Oct 08, 2009
Last played:
Bangalore Vs Chennai at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 24, 2010
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