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Anil Kumble appointed Team India’s head coach

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Former Test captain Anil Kumble named as Team India new coach. On Thursday, In Dharamsala, BCCI president Anurag Thakur made the announcement. Anil Kumble will be the head coach for the next one year. Kumble will take charge at the squad’s preparatory camp ahead of the upcoming tour of the West Indies next month. Kumble selected after recommendations by Advisory Committee comprising Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly and V.V.S. Laxman submitted “a few names”.

He is the third most successful bowler in Test history behind Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708). Kumble claimed 619 test wickets from 132 test matches and 337 ODI wickets in 271 ODI. Kumble is one of only two bowlers ever (the only other being Jim Laker of England in 1956) to have taken all ten wickets in a Test innings, taking 10 for 74. Kumble achieved this against Pakistan in the second Test played in Delhi in February 1999.

Kumble awarded fourth highest civilian award, Padma Shri in 2005. He also awarded with Arjuna award in 1995.

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