Full Name Anil Kumble
Born October 17, 1970
Bangalore, Karnataka
Age 46 Years, 6 Months, 9 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Leg break
Teams Played India, Asia XI, India A, India B, Indian Board President's XI, India Seniors, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Rest of India, Surrey, South Zone, Wills XI, Bangalore, India, Karnataka
Man of the Match Test - 10, ODI - 6, World Cup - 0, IPL - 3, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 1990 - 2008], [ODI, 1990 - 2007], [World Cup, 1996 - 2007], [IPL, 2008 - 2010], [CL, 2009 - 2010],

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.

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Anil Kumble Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 132 173 32 2506 110* v ENG 1 5 302 9 17.77 38.82 60 0
ODI 271 136 47 938 26 v AUS 0 0 57 6 10.53 61.06 85 0
World Cup 18 8 4 62 17 v AUS 0 0 6 0 15.50 70.45 14 0
IPL 42 17 14 35 8 v JAI 0 0 3 0 11.66 74.46 10 0
CL 9 2 2 2 1* v SA 0 0 0 0 - 66.66 5 0

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 236 6808.2 1576 18355 619 10/74 v PAK 54 35 29.65 2.69 65.99
ODI 265 2416 109 10412 337 6/12 v WI 19 2 30.89 4.30 43.01
World Cup 18 173.1 5 708 31 4/32 v NED 4 0 22.83 4.08 33.51
IPL 42 160.5 1 1058 45 5/5 v JAI 2 1 23.51 6.57 21.44
CL 9 34.5 0 245 8 3/20 v DEL 1 0 30.62 7.03 26.12

Anil Kumble 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 Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009 and thereafter took on the mentoring role at the franchise. In 2013, Kumble shifted allegiance to the Mumbai Indians as chief mentor.

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