Anil Kumble Appointed as the Head Coach of Indian Cricket Team by BCCI

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Former spinner Anil Kumble (45) has been appointed as the head coach of Indian Cricket Team by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and he will serve for one year. The BCCI working committee meeting in Dharamshala, Himachal Pradesh his appointment was conformed.

Image of former spinner Anil Kumble

Image of former spinner Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble head coach of Indian Cricket Team

  • After interviewing 57 candidates the Cricket Advisory Committee including Sachin Tendulkar, Saurav Ganguly and VVS Laxman had proposed his name.
  • Kumble’s first assignment will be India’s four-Test tour of West Indies as a head coach of Indian Cricket Team.

About Anil Kumble:

  • Anil Kumble was born on 17th October 1970 at Bengaluru.
  • He is an earlier international cricketer and former captain of the Indian cricket team.
  • He is a right-arm leg spin bowler.
  • He has taken 619 wickets in Test cricket and remnants the third-highest wicket taker after Muttiah Muralitharan and Shane Warne—as of 2015.
  • Kumble was not a big turner of the ball, rather relied much on pace and accuracy like his colleagues.
  • His capability to make the ball bounce with elusive differences in pace which made him a hard bowler to face for the batsmen; therefore he was nicknamed as “Jumbo”.
  • He had made his test debut on 9th August 1990 agents England and ODI debut on 25th April 1990 agents Sri Lanka.
  • He had taken his retirement from ODI in 2007 and from test match in 2008. He was also awarded with Padma Shri in 2005.
  • Awards and Honours:
  1. Padma Shri in 2005
  2. Arjuna Award in 1995
  3. Wisden Cricketer of the Year in 1996
  4. In 2015 he was inducted into ICC’s Cricket Hall of Fame.

- Published/Last Modified on: June 24, 2016