Indian Bowlers Need To Be At Their Best Against West Indies: Anil Kumble

Updated - 13 Dec 2019, 05:53 PM

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Lendl Simmons (R) and Evin Lewis set the tone for West Indies victory. Credit: BCCI

Indian national cricket team are riding high on confidence ever since their heart-breaking exit from ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. The Indian players channelised their aggression in the right way and produced glorious results by dominating the opposition teams. They toured West Indies for a full-fledged series and got the better of hosts across formats. They whitewashed South Africa 2-0 in the Test series at home.

After that, they defeated Bangladesh 2-1 in T20Is under Rohit Sharma’s captaincy and after Virat Kohli returned, India whitewashed Bangladesh 2-0 in the Test series. Virat Kohli & Co beat Kieron Pollard-led team to win the T20I series 2-1. Now, the cricketing action shifts to the ODI series. Both the teams have already begun their ideal preparations for Sunday’s clash and it would be quite interesting to see which team comes out on top.

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Bowlers need to come up with good performance against West Indies: Anil Kumble

Meanwhile, former leg-spinner Anil Kumble has some words of wisdom for the Indian bowling brigade. According to Kumble, Indian bowlers need to let the ball do the talking in the three-match ODI series against West Indies as Caribbeans are power hitters who are capable of destroying any bowling unit on their day.

The Indian bowlers were tonked to all parts of the ground in the three T20Is and Kumble warned Virat Kohli’s men to be cautious of the hard-hitting ability of the West Indies batsmen. “I’d like to see the bowling come through because, against West Indies, it would yet be a challenge. They’re all-powerful hitters and it is going to be good surfaces and hence, you would want the bowling to come good,” Anil Kumble said while speaking at Star Sports’ Nerolac Cricket Live show.

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Anil Kumble, Kings XI Punjab
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The 49-year-old former India captain and coach has represented India in 132 Tests and 271 ODIs. He is the leading wicket-taker for India in the longest format with 19 wickets to his name. He has taken 335 ODI wickets.

The first fixture of the three-match ODI series is scheduled to play at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Mumbai on December 15 (Sunday). The second match will be played at Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, Visakhapatnam on December 18 (Wednesday) and then the final ODI will be played at Barabati Stadium, Cuttack on December 22 (Sunday).


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