Kumble believes India can 'create history' in SA

2017-12-19 16:24
Anil Kumble and Virat Kohli (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former India coach and spinner Anil Kumble believes his countrymen can create history by winning their Test series in South Africa, starting next month.

India, who are ranked No 1 in the ICC Test rankings, take on the Proteas in three Tests with the first match of the series scheduled for Newlands from Friday, January 5.

The Asian side have never won a Test series in South Africa, having lost five times and drawn once.

Kumble, who was India's coach until he resigned in June this year, believes they have the right tools to achieve success in the upcoming series.

Having taken 619 wickets in 132 Tests, Kumble was quoted as saying by India Today: "I'm confident that the team which we have will certainly go on to create history in South Africa and then beyond.

"That's the confidence I have. I'm sure the team under Virat (Kohli) certainly has the capabilities to achieve that and continue all the good work they have been doing."

Read more on:    india  |  proteas  |  anil kumble  |  cricket

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Sunday, 30 September 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, , Kimberley 10:00
Wednesday, 03 October 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, , Bloemfontein 11:00
Saturday, 06 October 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, Paarl 13:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.