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Kumble to consult other team mates before First test

Bangalore, Nov 9 (UNI) Newly - appointed Test Captain Anil Kumble today said he would take a decision on team formation for the first Test against arch rival Pakistan after consulting all the teammates.

''Consistency was our main aim and keeping this in mind I would hold discussions with all the players before commencement of three-Test series,'' Kumble told newsmen here today.

About being appointed as Captain, Kumble said he was looking forward to lead the country for a long time. ''I had to wait for a long time. But I think it's better late than never. I am looking forward to the challenge.'' Stating that he was not ''surprised'' by his selection to lead the team, the acc spinner said ''it's good to be shown faith and given the responsibility. I am sure I will get all the support from all my team-mates.'' Kumble said the test series against Pakistan will be a challenging one, adding ''I would take each match as a challenge.'' UNI

Story first published: Friday, November 9, 2007, 21:34 [IST]
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