Anil Kumble is India's leading wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs  © Yogen Shah
Anil Kumble is India’s leading wicket-taker in Tests and ODIs © Yogen Shah

Former India captain Anil Kumble has apparently applied for the post of Head Coach of the Indian team. Kumble is the leading wicket-taker for India in both Tests and One-Day International (ODI). He retired from the game in 2008, but has been actively involved in cricket. Most recently he was the mentor of the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL). Before that he was the President of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) between 2010 and 2013. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) had announced that it had received as many as 57 applicants for the post of the Head Coach, without naming any. READ: Anil Kumble agrees to give old pictures to Harbhajan Singh for his upcoming book

The BCCI then have a look at the applicants and see if they match their criteria. If they do, they will go on to the next step. This is supposedly done by the BCCI Secretary Ajay Shirke. He will pass the names of those matching the criteria prescribed by the BCCI further, according to READ: ICC Cricket Committee discusses ‘concern’ over quality of Test pitches

While the BCCI has not mentioned what the tenure of the Head Coach will be, but it will not be to wrong to think that he will be in charge at least till the next 50-over World Cup, which is scheduled to be in England in 2019. READ: Anil Kumble re-elected as ICC cricket committee Chairman for 3 more years

The addition of Kumble as the head Coach of Team India will be a major boost. His former state and national team teammate Rahul Dravid was appointed the Coach of India A and India Uner-19 not too long ago. Dravid led his young brigade to the final of the ICC Under-19 World Cup 2016 recently.