Vishal Menon

Articles By Vishal Menon

Captain Courageous: Rohit Sharma shuffles his cards to fashion series win

Given a weak hand, Rohit shuffled his cards with intelligence and inventiveness to fashion a series win.

India vs Bangladesh 2nd T20I: Game of inglorious uncertainty

With less than a year to go for the World T20 in Australia, Indian team’s auditions continue; rain forecast adds a layer of unpredictability in Rajkot.

Lesson to Shikhar Dhawan from the loss: In T20s, tortoise don’t win

Shikhar Dhawan’s struggle in the Powerplay and his failure to convert starts is hurting India’s top-order.

Can Dhoni replace Rishabh Pant?

Top BCCI official says he needs to play domestic cricket; Jharkhand secretary says, ‘I don’t have any information’

No Shakib, no problem as Mushfiqur Rahim’s 60* guides Bangladesh to a seven-wicket win over India

Rahim, who walked in at No. 4, was involved in two crucial partnerships — a 60-run stand with Soumya Sarkar, followed by an unbeaten 40-run stand with captain Mahmudullah that sealed Bangladesh's chase with three deliveries to spare.

Health emergency? 25,000 flock to watch T20I at Kotla

By evening, however, visibility improved. At 6pm, an hour before the match, AQI levels dropped to touch 280 mark.

Rohit Sharma: India’s outstand-in skipper

Kohli’s absence, in theory, should give opposition hope; but Rohit leading in T20 can’t be an encouraging sight for any rival captain

Hit by Delhi’s smog, Bangladesh cricketers mask the agony: ‘Not ideal but won’t moan’

The National Capital has been in the grip of a severe pollution crisis since last week, with the air quality index breaching the ‘severe’ mark of 400 to touch 484 Friday.

INDvBAN 1st T20I: Hunters become the hunted, voluntarily

With an eye on the T20 World Cup, India want to get out of their comfort zone — chasing — and start actively setting targets

Bangladesh learning to live without Shakib Al Hasan

While all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan leaves a big vacuum in the team, his absence also gives youngsters a chance to step up.

To hell with pitches, says Ravi Shastri as India take surface out of equation

Unlike the past, where India spinners would trap visiting non-subcontinental batsmen on crumbling wickets, India's clinical decimation of South Africa was caused, fundamentally, by their pacers on what could be described as sporting tracks.

Explained: What is The Hundred in cricket?

The Hundred: With 53 players, Australia tops the list of overseas entrants, followed by Pakistan with 35, but there are no Indians drafted to play in The Hundred.

Keeper of faith: From ball boy to India A regular, KS Bharat quietly stakes his claim

Making seamlessly progression through the age-group levels, Bharat would make his first-class debut for Andhra at 19, and then cement his spot as the first-choice wicketkeeper-batsman for India A tours.

India vs South Africa: Batting-order flexibility holds 2020 key

India are scheduled to play 26 T20s till October 2020. The selectors and the think tank will use these games to try out the candidates.

Virat wiser after his Dhoni tweet causes social media meltdown, says the keeper remains part of the team

Kohli tweeted a picture of himself with MS Dhoni in the foreground from the India-Australia World T20 fixture played in Mohali three years ago which kicked up intense speculation over Dhoni’s future.

India vs South Africa: Unequal music

While South Africa are a team in flux, hosts India have been an irresistible force across formats

‘If he does well, the world opens up for him, if he doesn’t, then move on’

The India ODI team vice-captain was handed this lifeline after KL Rahul was axed following indifferent form, having gone without a half-century in 12 Test innings.

Mother’s pride: A ton of joy for Hanuma Vihari and family

As Vihari continued to amass runs on the domestic circuit, the success didn't alter his personality.

Kargil war veteran’s son could be India’s next shining star

At 18, Dhruv, a wicket-keeper and top-order batsman, will lead India in the U-19 Youth Asia Cup in Colombo next month.

It’s Rishab Pant vs KL Rahul again as India take on West Indies in ODIs

The wicketkeeper batsman might have sealed India's win with a six, but not the No.4 spot in one-dayers.