Team India in the West Indies: Snazzy beach photos in 2016. Why so quiet in 2017?

first_imgLast year, when Team India was in the West Indies for a four-match Test series, almost every moment of their Caribbean journey was made available to the fans, courtesy Anil Kumble’s photography.At the preparatory camp ahead of the West Indies tour last year, Kumble got his hands dirty training with the young Indian team. Apart from on-field drills, Kumble also came up with various team-building exercises.Kumble doubled up as team photographer during the tour in 2016 and clicked photos of the team spending time at the scenic beaches in the Caribbean and captured the winning moments through his lens.Batsman @klrahul11’s dive captured beautifully through coach @anilkumble1074’s lens #CoachCamera #WIvIND #TeamIndia BCCI (@BCCI) July 13, 2016Reached St. Kitts…long [email protected] @klrahul11 @y_umesh Tour begins @BCCI Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 6, 2016With the skipper @imVkohli on a visit to Nevis @BCCI #TeamIndia Anil Kumble (@anilkumble1074) July 12, 2016However, this year the team is back in the West Indies and only one photograph in which captain Virat Kohli is seen standing next to his counterpart Jason Holder has been made public. The Indian team is in the West Indies to play five ODIs and a lone Twenty20 International starting at the Port of Spain on June 23.#TeamIndia skipper @imVkohli meets his @westindies counterpart @Jaseholder98 #WIvIND BCCI (@BCCI) June 21, 2017It seems Team India is keeping a low profile post Kumble’s resignation as coach. Kumble stepped down following a rift with skipper Virat Kohli, who had “reservations” with his style of coaching.advertisementKumble was appointed the head coach by the Cricket Advisory Committee (CAC) comprising Sourav Ganguly, Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman for a one-year term last June.India enjoyed tremendous success in Test cricket under Kumble’s guidance with five Test series victories (West Indies, New Zealand, England, Bangladesh and Australia). India won 12 out of 17 Tests, lost just one game and drew the other five.Kumble’s coaching journey with Team India in limited-overs started with a 1-0 series defeat in a two-match T20 International series against West Indies in Florida. However, that remained his only failure as India beat New Zealand (3-2), England (2-1) in the ODI series before dominating England for a 2-1 series win in T20Is. India also reached the final of the ICC Champions Trophy where they lost to the eventual winners Pakistan at The Oval.Kohli too enjoyed a successful run under Kumble. Kohli slammed 1503 runs in 16 Tests at 65.34. The India skipper also scored five centuries, including four double hundreds. He became the first-ever batsman to slam double centuries in four consecutive Test series (West Indies, New Zealand, England and Bangladesh).In One Day Internationals too, Kohli’s form was unmatched. The 28-year-old was in the best form of his life with 801 runs from 13 matches scoring at an average of 100.12. He also struck two centuries and six fifties in that one-year period starting from the New Zealand ODI series and ending at the Champions Trophy final loss to Pakistan.In Twenty20 Internationals, Kohli scored 68 runs at an average of 17. Overall, Kohli has scored 1709 from 44 innings and averages 53.40 in the shortest format.last_img

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