The omission of Anil Kumble is indicative of Armstrong's philosophy when selecting his ATG players;
Anil Kumble has taken over 500 Test wickets, but I believe this is proof of his enormous tenacity and durability, rather than his greatness. In my view, Kumble is not entitled to be ranked ahead of bowlers such as Bhagwhat Chandrasekhar, Hugh Trumble, Johnny Briggs, and Arthur Mailey, who all make the top 100, or even Abdul Qadir and derek Underwood, who did not.
Geoff Armstrong prefers players who brought something new and exciting to the game, or inspired by their uniqueness. Successful, but 'run-off-the-mill' players seem to get the shaft for the most part.