Vishal Menon

Articles By Vishal Menon

Only one World Cup spot up for discussion, more or less sorted, says Virat Kohli

India are scheduled play their opening World Cup duel against South Africa on June 5, which is a little over three weeks after the IPL ends on May 12.

Aussie spin twins, Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon, change match and perceptions

After much deliberation, the selectors decided to give Nathan Lyon one last shot to establish himself in a format where success has eluded him.

From Bhiwani and Kozhikode, help at the nets for Australia against subcontinent spin

After being part of the Australian support staff for the series against India and Pakistan, the net bowlers will also offer their services to Australia at the World Cup.

Even MS Dhoni missed catches, stumpings at the start of his career, says Rishabh Pant’s coach Tarak Sinha

Rishabh Pant's childhood coach Tarak Sinha believes comparing his ward with a seasoned veteran like MS Dhoni was unfair.

Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy: A T20 tournament minus cheer, leader

With no buzz, glitz and big stars; Syed Mushtaq Trophy provides unique challenges to fringe players. It will be played at the same time as the cash-rich and glitzy IPL.

Rahul Dravid: The man the boys trust

Rahul Dravid is shepherding the next wave of cricketers who will form the crux of the national team. Following him like the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the wards — whose life, Dravid has helped guide onto the right track — pen their testimonials.

From Manipur emerges a cricketing pathbreaker

Rex Singh made ripples in a Cooch Behar Trophy match by accomplishing the rare feat of picking all 10 wickets in an innings against Arunachal Pradesh. Now, he has been included into India's under-19 squad.

Under-23 hopeful, aides assault Delhi chief selector Amit Bhandari

Anuj Dedha stopped once he saw Amit Bhandari bleeding from the head, and escaped before cops arrived. Dedha and one of his accomplices, Naresh, were later apprehended.

Ranji Trophy 2018: Vidarbha’s success script – An early start, talented youngsters and robust local league

As the defending champions, Vidarbha had their fair share of sceptics, who termed them as a one-season wonder.

Ranji Trophy 2018: Vidarbha end Kerala’s run, all in two days’ work

The picturesque stadium here is a sight to behold but there was nothing remotely gratifying about the manner in which the Kerala batsmen capitulated for inning totals of 106 and 91.

Ranji Trophy: OB vans, VIPs in attendance as Kerala make semifinal debut

Former CPI state secretary Panniyan Raveendran, invited by Nazir Machan, Wayanad Cricket Association secretary to inaugurate this venue’s most high-profile fixture, was also present.

Ranji Trophy, Kerala vs Vidarbha: Umesh Yadav scalps seven in demolition job

Out of sorts in Australia, Umesh Yadav has come into his own in Ranji Trophy. On Thursday, he blew away Kerala’s batting.

Ranji Trophy: For Kerala, Ponnam Rahul and Vinoop Manoharan are the accidental openers

In Rahul and Manoharan, Kerala have two accidental openers in their line-up who, by strange quirks of fates, have not only realised their potential, but have also enhanced their reputation.

Ranji Trophy: Kerala aim to pitch it right against Vidarbha

With the wicket expected to help seamers, hosts Kerala bid to play giant-killers again for champions Vidarbha in the Ranji Trophy semifinal.

Learning to bowl Test-match length has done wonders for me: Basil Thampi

In a chat with The Indian Express ahead of the semifinal against defending champions Vidarbha, Basil Thampi talks about the hard yards that helped him become an all-format bowler.

How Cheteshwar Pujara’s pep-talk spurred Saurashtra on

At the end of the first two days, Saurashtra looked down and virtually out of the game, having conceded a first-innings lead of 177 runs.

Ranji Trophy: Saurashtra make molehill of a mountain

Harvik Desai ton and Cheteshwar Pujara-Sheldon Jackson stand help Saurashtra chase down record target of 372 with six wickets to spare in quarterfinal vs Uttar Pradesh.

Ranji Trophy quarter-finals: In big chase, Harvik Desai stands tall

Chasing 372, Saurashtra opener Harvik Desai scored an unbeaten 83 to give his side a fighting chance to reach Ranji Trophy semi-final.

Ranji Trophy: Dharmendrasinh Jadeja steps into the limelight for Saurashtra

Such has been the team management's trust in Dharmendrasinh Jadeja that there is a saying which goes something like this: “If the first Jadeja does not play, we have the other Jadeja to do the job”

Ranji Trophy: Shivam Mavi dislodges Cheteshwar Pujara, gives UP upper hand

Uttar Pradesh notched up an impressive 385 in the first innings, and Saurashtra were put in immediate strife by Uttar Pradesh’s bowling lynchpin Ankit Rajpoot with the twin dismissals early on.