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Anil Kumble

Key facts

Full Name: Anil Kumble
Born: October 17 1970 , Bangalore, Karnataka
County: Surrey
Other teams: India, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Leg Break Googly

Biography

Compared to most spin bowlers his action may be unorthodox, but Anil Kumble’s ability to take wickets at the highest level has never been in question. Unlike contemporaries such as Shane Warne or Muttiah Muralitharan, who loop the ball through the air and extract incredible turn and bounce, Kumble relies more on his varied pace; spearing the ball down at the batsman as the ball kicks off the wicket and deceives opponents. He is resilient, untiring and has been a key member of the India side, both in Tests and one-day internationals, since bursting onto the scene in 1990 against Sri Lanka...

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