5 reasons why Anil Kumble must be retained as India coach
#4 Breaking the continuity
That a team has stayed World No. 1 in Tests for more than six months speaks in abundance about the way its players have gotten into a rhythm and have stood united even in the face of adversities.
While there haven’t been an adversity of the scale that their Australian counterparts are facing these days, to perform and beat two of the best Test sides in world cricket and dominate three others has been an achievement not just for the players but also of the team as a whole.
The 15-man squad for most of the 13 Tests played this season has remained the same, and in case of an injury to any of the players, the replacements required from outside the closed knit of have been few.
Removing Kumble and getting someone new for the role may not only break the continuity that has been associated with the team but would also break the flow with which the team has been playing games and gelling well with one another.
Fiddling with a winning combination isn’t the greatest of ideas, and given the way the team has been winning, both at home and away, Kumble must easily be re-elected.