Vishal Menon


India vs Sri Lanka: Ajinkya Rahane’s omission from 1st ODI is baffling, to say the least
Tue, Dec 12, 2017

India paid for not playing Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul on a surface conducive to swing and seam in Dharamsala

India vs Sri Lanka: It was an eye-opener… We will emerge stronger, says Rohit Sharma after Dharamsala defeat
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

In his dark blue ODI jersey, Suranga Lakmal continued to prosper, claiming yet another four-wicket haul in the cooler climes of Dharamsala

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: MS Dhoni 65, rest of India 47 in Dharamsala
Mon, Dec 11, 2017

On a pitch offering movement and carry, Sri Lanka’s pacers knock the wind out of India’s sails; help the visitors take 1-0 lead

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st ODI: Introducing India captain Rohit Sharma
Sun, Dec 10, 2017

IPL’s most successful skipper Rohit Sharma will look to recreate his magic with national team when he leads them against Sri Lanka.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hardik Pandya back in Dharamsala where it all began
Sat, Dec 09, 2017

Hardik Pandya returns for fifty-overs series against Sri Lanka beginning in Dharamsala, a venue where he made his ODI debut in 2016

Butter fingers: Costly slips a regular feature in India’s cordon of uncertainty
Thu, Dec 07, 2017

Cheteshwar Pujara, who is adept at slips, admitted that slip-catching was an area of concern for the team ahead of their upcoming tour of South Africa.

India game, Delhi’s air leave Sri Lankans reeling — again
Wed, Dec 06, 2017

India opener Shikhar Dhawan said he understands the Lankans’ predicament but felt the air was not bad enough to stop play.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Bowlers, Wriddhiman Saha combine to peg Sri Lanka back in final session on Day 3
Tue, Dec 05, 2017

Wriddhiman Saha's three catches worked as a catalyst to lift the morale of the Indian bowlers in the final hour's play on Day 3.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Rohit Sharma picks up where he left off in the second Test
Mon, Dec 04, 2017

If the Nagpur ton announced Rohit Sharma's grand return to the Test fold, his 65 at the Kotla indicated his maturity and growth as a player.

India vs Sri Lanka: Lakshan Sandakan gets the wrong ‘un right late
Sun, Dec 03, 2017

It was a series of wrong ’uns that gave Sri Lanka something to cheer, wickets of Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, about at the end of the first day's play.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: No green channel to South Africa for India
Sat, Dec 02, 2017

Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal says Feroz Shah Kotla track for third Test similar to the slow-turner at Nagpur

A gulf wider than the Palk Strait between India and Sri Lanka
Fri, Dec 01, 2017

On the surface as well as at a deeper level, the disparity between India and Sri Lanka is striking.

India vs Sri Lanka, 3rd Test: Delhi closer to Eden Gardens than Nagpur
Thu, Nov 30, 2017

Early indications are that the wicket for the third Test at Ferozshah Kotla will help the fast bowlers

Ranji Trophy 2017: In batsmen-heavy Karnataka, Krishnappa Gowtham makes a mark
Wed, Nov 29, 2017

On the final day of the match between Karnataka and Railways, it was Krishnappa Gowtham who stole the show with his seven-wicket haul.

27 days, 1003 runs; Mayank Agarwal in Ranji Trophy 2017-18
Tue, Nov 28, 2017

304*, 176, 23, 90, 133*, 173 and 104*: Karnataka openers Mayank Agarwal's phenomenal run makes him the highest run-getter this Ranji season

Ranji Trophy 2017: Mayank Agarwal-Manish Pandey ensure Karnataka stay on track against Railways
Sun, Nov 26, 2017

In unfamiliar territory, centuries by Mayank Agarwal and Manish Pandey power Karnataka to 355/6 against Railways.

Karnataka, the Ranji season’s runaway hit
Sat, Nov 25, 2017

Every top order batsman of Karnataka team has scored atleast one century and they have had three 600 plus totals and one above 400.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Head cleared, Sanju Samson lets his hair down
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Sanju Samson's recalibrated approach has helped him resume his prolific run-scoring ways and impact his side’s Ranji 2017 fortunes.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Delhi win the early-bird prize
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Spearheaded by Navdeep Saini, hosts Delhi hammer Maharashtra and become the first side to reach the Ranji 2017 knockouts.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Delhi build on patient Nitish Rana and fiery Ishant Sharma’s efforts against Maharashtra
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Nitish Rana already has two centuries this season, quite a dramatic shift in his fortunes compared to his last two seasons where he impressed with some handsome half-centuries

Ranji Trophy 2017: Nitish Rana-Rishabh Pant partnership gets Delhi out of the woods vs Maharashtra
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

It was in the afternoon session that Rishabh Pant and Nitish Rana put the Maharashtra bowlers to sword, launching a well orchestrated display of aggressive batsmanship

Rishabh Pant: Caught between attack and defence
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

Rishabh Pant has looked tentative in ongoing Ranji Trophy, a pale shadow of his belligerent best during last season

Ranji Trophy 2017: Under fading light, Delhi shine bright against Uttar Pradesh
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

The four-wicket win gives Delhi 16 points from their three games and puts them in the second spot behind Karnataka in the points table.

Ranji Trophy: Ishant Sharma shines, but Uttar Pradesh on upward curve
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Ishant Sharma returned with figures of 3/38 while Akshdeep Nath's unbeaten knock of 110 put UP in command at stumps on Day 3.

Ranji Trophy contest in Delhi interrupted as man drives car onto Palam pitch
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

The man, who identified himself as Girish Sharma, 32, claimed that he had lost his way, and since there was no security at the entrance, he drove his vehicle onto the ground.

Ranji Trophy 2017: On difficult Palam track, Delhi’s Dhruv Shorey hangs in against Uttar Pradesh
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Against a competent bowling attack, Dhruv Shorey scored an unbeaten 65 giving Delhi the hope to overhaul Uttar Pradesh’s first-innings tally of 291.

Ashish Nehra ends career from Nehra’s end and a DRS quirk
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Ashish Nehra's last competitive game at home, Ferozshah Kotla's quintessential Ambedkar Stadium End was rechristened the Ashish Nehra End.

India vs New Zealand 1st T20I: An open and shut case for India
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan deliver India their maiden T20 win over New Zealand in Ashish Nehra’s farewell match.

New Zealand in search of instant redemption agianst India
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

New Zealand, unlike the Australians, don't come with the 'world-beaters' baggage, and therein lies their strength.

Rohit Sharma’s effortless strokes in Kanpur left everyone, including India captain Virat Kohli, speechless
Tue, Oct 31, 2017

Some of Rohit Sharma’s strokes during his 147 in Kanpur were so effortlessly dazzling that it left even Virat Kohli speechless.

After Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma tons, Jasprit Bumrah wins the ODI series for India against New Zealand
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

India’s rubber-winning effort featured a familiar set of protagonists--Jasprit Bumrah, Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli

India vs New Zealand, 3rd ODI: Paging captain Kane Williamson
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

After scores of six and three, time for Kiwi run-machine Kane Williamson to lead from the front in Sunday’s series decider.

India vs New Zealand: Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav comes home
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

Kuldeep Yadav gets to have another go at Tom Latham after the punishment he received in the first ODI.

India’s new-ball partners: Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

Despite their contrasting styles, Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar have forged a potent new-ball partnership

India vs Australia: Yuzvendra Chahal spells trouble for Glenn Maxwell
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Yuzvendra Chahal has got the better of Glenn Maxwell in all three ODIs of the on-going series with wise decision making from captain Virat Kohli.

Gautam Gambhir makes way for Ishant Sharma as Delhi skipper; youngsters in middle order
Sat, Sep 23, 2017

Gautam Gambhir offered to step down as captain so that he can focus on his batting and give a youngster a shot at captaincy.