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Anil Kumble


Batting Style Rigth Hand Bat

Bowling Type

Right Arm Leg Break
Tests ODI's
Matches 113 270
Runs Scored 2049 938
Batting Average 17.21 10.53
100s/50s -/4 -/-
Top Score 88 26
Balls Bowled 35694 14441
Wickets 547 334
Bowling Average 28.65 31.05
5 wickets in Innings 33 2
10 Wickets in match 8 N/A
Best Bowling 10/74 6/12
Catches /Stumpings 50/- 85/-

                                      As of Feb 7,2007


Anil Kumble was born on 17 October 1970 at Bangalore in Karnataka. Right arm leg break bowler, he has played for Karnataka in the Ranji Trophy Championships and has represented Northamptonshire and Leicestershire in the County Championships. Kumble made his One Day International debut  against Sri Lanka in the Australasia Cup of 1989 and his Test debut against England in 1990. In 85 Test matches, he has already captured 400 plus wickets (only the second Indian to do so after Kapil Dev), with 10 for 74 (only the second bowler to capture all ten wickets in an innings after Jim Laker of England) against Pakistan as his best figures and has scored nearly 1,500 runs. In One Day Internationals, he has taken 321 wickets, with 6 for 12 as his best figures and has scored 886 runs.Kumble, an engineer by profession is a highly

 focused cricketer, with high self-esteem. He bowls leg breaks at a pace that is uncomfortable to batsmen and mixes them up with well-disguised googlies and flippers – deliveries that pitch

 and skid through without turning. A good batsman at the first class level, he has not been able to impress at the international level, despite a one-off performance when the team needs it. He fields well at Gully. He has perhaps won  

more Test matches for India off his own bowling than any other cricketer, including the famed spin quartet, though his image is not as glamorous.

He bids fair to become the highest wicket taker for India in less than a year’s time and has gone on record that, his form and fitness permitting, he will capture 500 and more wickets in  

Tests. Aggressive on the field, Kumble is the quintessential gentleman off it and has been a great ambassador for Indian values over the last decade and a half.Kumble is an executive with a topnotch watch company in Bangalore and has gone into business with his brother to create Cricketing software solutions.
Man of Series- Awards in Test Cricket
# Series Season Series Performance
1 England in India Test Series 1992/93 16 (3 Matches, 2 Innings); 181-53-416-21 (1x5 WI); 1 Catch
2 New Zealand in India Test Series 1999/00 39 Runs (3 Matches, 3 Innings); 197.4-76-364-20 (2x5 WI, 1x10 WM); 2 Catches
3 Zimbabwe in India Test Series 2001/02 47 Runs (2 Matches, 3 Innings); 134.2-48-291-16 (1x5 WI)
4 Sri Lanka in India Test Series 2001/02 67 Runs (3 Matches, 4 Innings); 138.3-28-34-20 (2x5 WI, 1x10 WM); 1 Catch
Awards in ODI Cricket
Series (Opponents) Season Series Performance
1 Sahara Friendship Cup (Pakistan v/s India) 1996 26 (5 Matches & 3 Innings); 44-2-159-13
 Anil Kumble taking 10 Wickets against Pakistan
He went on to become the second fastest Indian bowler to reach 100 Test wickets (in 21 Test matches) after Erapalli Prasanna. On November 27, 1993, he took 6 wickets for 12 runs in a ODI against the West Indies at Calcutta, a new record for best bowling figures by an Indian, a record which has remained unbeaten for 10 years.
His performance in ODI cricket peaked in 1996, the year in which the World Cup was held in Asia, he took 61 ODI wickets at an average of 20.24 and an economy rate of 4.06.
Kumble is one of only two bowlers ever (the other being Jim Laker(England)) to have taken all 10 wickets in a Test innings.
On 6 October 2004, Anil Kumble became only the third spinner in the history of Test cricket (after Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan) and second Indian bowler (after Kapil Dev) to capture 400 Test wickets. He took 30 fewer Test matches than Kapil Dev to reach the mark. He also took 7 fewer Tests than Shane Warne to reach the mark. He is one of only 2 Indian bowlers (the other being Javagal Srinath) and one of only 2 spinners (the other being Muralitharan) to have taken over 300 ODI wickets.

In the India - West Indies series of summer 2006, Kumble took 6-78 in the second innings of the final Test in Sabina Park, Jamaica and bowled India to a historic series victory coming after 35 years of a similar series victory. During the first innings of the match, Kumble scored 45 and became the second player (after Shane Warne) in the history of the game to score 2000 runs and take over 500 Test wickets.

On December 10, 2004, Anil Kumble became India's highest wicket taker when he trapped Mohammad Rafique of Bangladesh to surpass Kapil Dev's haul of 434 wickets. On 11 March 2006, he took his 500th Test wicket. On June 11 2006, Kumble passed Courtney Walsh with 520 Test wickets to take 4th place.

He is also one of the 4 bowlers (Richard Hadlee, and the other two again being spinners Shane Warne and Muttiah Muralitharan) and the only Indian bowler ever to have taken 5 wickets in a Test innings 31 times. He has also taken 10 wickets in a match 8 times.

He also holds the world record for the most number of caught and bowled dismissals in a Test at 25 c&b wickets.His ODI bowling average which is above 30 are considered to be high compared to other great bowlers. He is known to be a much better bowler when bowling in India compared to when bowling outside India. He is also one of 4 Indian bowlers to have conceded over 250 runs in a Test match, although he took 12 wickets in that match.
Anil Kumble has earned the moniker "Jumbo", because his deliveries, for a spinner, travel at such a high speed, much to be like a Jumbo jet. In 2005, he was awarded the Padma Shri, a civilian award from the Government of India. Anil Kumble is expected to retire from ODI Cricket after the 2007 ICC World Cup