Anil Kumble and Betty Wilson to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame on Sunday

Indian spin legend Anil Kumble and women’s cricket legend Betty Wilson will be inducted into the International Cricket Council (ICC) Hall of Fame during the India vs South Africa match at Melbourne on Sunday.

Kumble is the fourth Indian cricketer to be inducted in the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame after Bishan Singh Bedi, Kapil Dev and Sunil Gavaskar. The late Betty Wilson will be joining Kumble as the 78th Hall of Famer.

Kumble is currently the third highest wicket-taker in Test cricket with 619 wickets after Muttiah Muralitharan (800) and Shane Warne (708). In One-Day International (ODI), Kumble is the ninth-highest wicket-taker with 337 wickets. Jim Laker apart, Kumble is the only other bowler to take all 10 wickets in an Test innings, which he accomplished against Pakistan in February 1999 at Ferozshah Kotla, Delhi.

“It’s an honour to be inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame. Indeed, it will be a great moment of pride to receive it during the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. I deem it as a great privilege to join the list of great cricketing luminaries,” said Kumble.

Betty Wilson played for Australia in 11 Tests between 1947 and 1958. She scored 862 runs at super average of 57.4. She also took 68 wickets at an average of just 11.80. She was the first Australian women to score a Test century against England. She passed away at age of 88 on January 22, 2010.