Sunday, July 31, 2016

Anand Tummala: Former Delhi Ranji crickter and USA National team player


Anand Tummala (born 21 October 1978 in Vuyyuru, Krishna district Andhra Pradesh, India) also known as T. Anand, is a cricketer for the United States.

Anand first appeared in the United States national cricket team as an all-rounder in 2011 in the Etihad T20 Cricket Tournament hosted by Cricket Canada in King City, Ontario (11–13 August 2011). 

Anand made an impression with his debut bowling figures of 3 over, 1 maiden, 10 runs & 2 wickets against arch rivals Canada. Anand bowled exceptionally well against Trinidad & Tobago in the second match with figures of 2 for 24 in 4 Overs.

Anand went on to be part of USA Cricket Team in the historical K.A. Auty Trophy (2 day match, played on 15 & 16 August 2011, held at Toronto Cricket, Skating & Curling Club which dates back to 1844 between USA & Canada.

Anand’s performance in the K.A. Auty Trophy was excellent with match bowling figures of 25 overs, 97 runs, 3 maidens and 3 wickets. Anand scored 88 runs in the match with 63 being his highest in the second innings which almost won the game for USA.

Anand also played First-class cricket in India (Ranji Trophy) for Delhi in 2001-02 & has also played Premier league cricket in Gwent, Glamorgan, UK. He completed his Schooling from Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, New Delhi & College from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University.

Anand also acquired his Level I and level II cricket coaching certifications from the England & Wales Cricket Board during his stay at the University of Wales, Newport where he completed his MBA in 2007.

Anand was appointed Coach & Captain for the University of Wales, Newport Cricket team & also went on to be signed as Senior Coach & Player for Croesyceiliog Cricket Club in South Wales Premier League (Gwent, Glamorgan), UK.

Anand has also worked closely with Bishan Bedi (former Indian team Coach & Captain) while he represented Bishan Bedi Cricket Coaching Trust teams in England & Australia.

Anand now plays for North Atlanta Cricket Club in the Atlanta Georgia Cricket Conference (AGCC). He has also represented South East Region of USA where he has performed exceptionally well.

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