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Home » Team Profiles » India » Anil Kumble

Anil Kumble

Full name Anil Kumble

Born October 17, 1970, Bangalore, Karnataka

Current age 35 years 197 days

Major teams India, ACC Asian XI, Karnataka, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

No bowler in India's cricket history has won more Test matches than Anil Kumble. He is flexible and untiring, and a big legbreak would have made him perfect, just like the ten-in-an-innings he took in a Test against Pakistan. Among the significant matches he has played is the match in Australia in 2003-04, winkling out an incredible 24 wickets in three Test matches. Three months later, his 6 for 71 on a flat pitch at Multan helped India win a Test in Pakistan for the first time. In December 2001, on his home turf at Bangalore, Kumble became India's second bowler, and their first spinner, to take 300 Test wickets. Against Australia in 2004-05 he pushed the Test mark past 400 - also at Bangalore - then skittled the Aussies in the next Test at Chennai with a spell of 7 for 25. In March 2006, he became the first Indian bowler to reach 500 Test wickets, when he blocked Steve Harmison lbw in the Mohali Test.

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