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5 things that can be expected from Anil Kumble's Team India

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Anil Kumble is expected to take Indian cricket to greater heights as coach

Legendary Indian leg-spinner Anil Kumble has been appointed the head coach of the Indian team and will be joining them on the 4-Test tour of the West Indies. The decision of the BCCI to select Kumble for the role has drawn a lot of praise from former as well as current cricketers including India’s Test skipper, Virat Kohli.

Kohli will be gaining first-hand experience of working with the iconic cricketer as he will be leading the side that the 45-year old is due to coach. In the one-year term that has been provided to Kumble, we may witness a few changes in the way that the Indian team plays its cricket.

Let’s take a look at 5 things that can be expected from Anil Kumble's Team India :

1. Meticulous planning and high levels of integrity

Planning the batsman’s demise was Kumble’s forte as a player

During his playing days, Anil Kumble was a master at planning the dismissals of batsmen and used to set them up beautifully to fall into his spin trap. Even during his short tenure as Indian skipper, his methodical approach was witnessed and appreciated by many. Although the current Indian team has not found itself lacking in terms of planning, Kumble’s inputs could provide them the extra edge that they require in order to be more consistent.

The most successful Test bowler in India’s cricketing history also garnered a lot of respect for the integrity with which he played his cricket. We can expect that this quality of Anil Kumble will also rub off on the Indian players and they will display increased levels of integrity both on and off the field.

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