Anil Kumble

India Anil Kumble

Plays for India
Age 47 years 5 days
Born October 17, 1970, Bangalore, Karnataka
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Legbreak googly
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.
Major Teams Affiliated With
India Asia XI Karnataka
Leicestershire Northamptonshire Royal Challengers Bangalore
Surrey

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 122 11.20 30* 1456 73 203 380
firstClass 17 7 0 120 21.68 154* 5572 61 318 244
ODIs 0 0 0 85 6 57 10.53 26 938 47 136 271
tests 5 1 0 60 9 302 17.77 110* 2506 32 173 132

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 3 14 4.20 27.58 6/12 6/12 514 14178 20247 380
firstClass 19 72 2.63 25.83 10/74 1136 29347 66931 244
ODIs 0 2 8 4.30 30.89 6/12 6/12 337 10412 14496 265 271
tests 8 35 31 2.69 29.65 14/149 10/74 619 18355 40850 236 132
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