Anil Kumble is the current head coach of the National Indian cricket team and a former Indian cricketer, who was also a captain of the Indian team. A leg break googly bowler and a right-arm leg spin and in Test cricket, he took 619 wickets.
Cricket Coach Anil Kumble
Kumble was born on 17 October 1970 in Bengaluru, Karnataka . Kumble became a part of the regular ODI team during the early 1990s and held some of the best entertainment during this time which included his six wickets for 12 runs against the West Indies. The year 1996 proved to be most successful for him as he was selected for the World Cup and emerged out as the most favorable bowler of the tournament. He played seven matches and captured 15 wickets at an average of 18.73. In 2005, Kumble was awarded the Padma Shri, India’s fourth-highest civilian honors. After having played for 18 years, he declares his retirement from international cricket in November 2008. Kumble was appointed the chairman of International Cricket Council (ICC)’s cricket committee in October 2012.
Now It seems to be a reunion for the 90s superheroes. Mr.Dravid, the other important link from their past, was already preparing the next generation, guiding the feeder system, and now Anil Kumble, who first plunged into cricket authority at his state and then contributed through cricket committees, wanted to map the immediate future of the Indian team as its head coach.
Indian team as its head coach
On the appointment of Anil Kumble as a coach, Ravi Shastri, the former India all-rounder, who had worked as team director for almost two years has said he was “very disappointed” not to get the head coach’s job himself. He said Sourav Ganguly, a member of the cricket advisory committee which played a vital role in choosing the coach, was not attending the meeting when the rest of the committee interviewed him.
Talented Karnataka opener Lokesh Rahul is glad that new chief coach Anil Kumble has decided to empower the national team members so that they can take their decisions by own. Rahul, who is a part of the Indian cricket team set to tour West Indies for a four-Test series, is now attending the conditioning camp at the National Cricket Academy under the watchful eyes of Kumble. Anil Kumble wasted no time in dismounting to business after his appointment as India coach. Apart from preparing for the forthcoming coming West Indies series, the former India captain is eager to put in place plans for long-term success.
According to a report in the Indian Express, the heroic leg-spinner has scheduled a meeting on Sunday with Rahul Dravid, National Cricket Academy (NCA) coaches, India U-19 coach, Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni in Bangalore. More from them, all members of junior and senior national selection committees too will be present. Kumble’s aim is to involve every stakeholder of Indian cricket in order to make better the bench strength of the team. He also wants that the whole Indian cricket machinery to function in a smoother manner.
Kumble is sure that if the Indian team has to move forward then all members will have to work together. He can’t change things on his own. The Indian team has played great cricket at home but he wants to get divergent views on what is needed for them to do well overseas, like probably having more exposure trips for our bench strength,” the source further added.
In the Sunday meeting, Kumble will also discuss those players who were dropped or not part of the current India set up. “He wants to make sure that each player in the system is being observed at all times. Say a fast bowler is injured or he is more of a Test specialist and is on the sidelines when the team’s playing an ODI series, Kumble wants routine reports on what they are up to as well,” the source said.