Indian cricket December 26, 2013

How the 2000s affected the Indian team

In his column for Live Mint, Anil Kumble stresses the importance of change, not only in one own's life, but in how a team evolves itself when faced with differing circumstances and needs. He breaks down the change the Indian cricket team experienced through the 2000s into four key areas, and goes on to break down how the team responded to these areas.

To most cricket viewers in India, 2011 might be the year of reckoning--with the World Cup victory. However, I believe that the transformations that Indian cricket saw in the 2000s was what set the stage for Indian cricket as you see it today. We went through four phases of change in this period. Initially, there were some established paradigms that were revamped and certain assumptions about the way cricket is to be played were changed.