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Vishal Menon


Vidarbha colts make up for Ranji disappointment with U23 CK Nayudu title
Mon, Mar 16, 2020

Vidarbha's Ranji Trophy team failed to make it a hat-trick of titles, so, a lot was riding for them in the CK Nayudu Trophy, and they registered eight outright wins and three draws from 11 matches.

All eyes on Hardik Pandya and Bhuvneshwar as South Africa ODI series begins
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Pandya's sharp, incisive medium pacers give Kohli the cushion to play five genuine bowlers, and his big-hitting prowess the flexibility to utilise him either as a finisher in big chases, or prop him up the order to boost the run rate while setting targets.

Shining with saliva: We will follow doctors’ instructions, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

"We have thought about this issue (of not using saliva) but I can't comment right now because if we don't use saliva, then we will get hit and you guys will say that India are not bowling well."

To keep rains away in Dharamsala, HPCA officials pray to Snake God
Thu, Mar 12, 2020

Refusing to take any chances with the weather this time around after it played spoilsport in September last year, HPCA officials offered their prayers at the Indru Nag temple last week.

Hoardings, masks & scanners for cricket in time of coronavirus
Wed, Mar 11, 2020

Dharamasala is going all out to ensure that the coronavirus shadow does not fall on the HPCA Stadium for the first ODI between India and South Africa on Thursday.

From Kaurs to Vermas to Rodrigues: Meet the parents of India’s T20 World Cup heroes
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Standing resolutely by the Indian team's side on Sunday at MCG will be the parents — some boarding a plane for the first time, others putting together a surprise to watch the young women take flight.

Australia far from perfect, look to ‘Ice Woman’ Meg Lanning
Sun, Mar 08, 2020

Fighting a spate of injury concerns throughout the tournament, Australia will be without their talismanic all-rounder Ellyse Perry in the final but will have Sophie Molineux and Megan Schutt to bank on.

WT20 World Cup Semis: England worry about Shafali Verma, Poonam Yadav and rains
Thu, Mar 05, 2020

England will know that they cannot afford to take one false step because this is a different Indian team from the one they played at Lord's, with proven match-winners in Shafali Verma and Poonam Yadav.

16-year-old Shafali Verma storms T20 World Cup: ‘She reminds me of Sehwag’
Sat, Feb 29, 2020

On Thursday in Melbourne, Shafali won her second Player of the Match award in three games at the women’s T20 World Cup. Her 34-ball 46 against New Zealand took India to their third win in three games — and the semi-final.

Reason for India’s big loss: Inability to dismiss lower-order batsmen
Tue, Feb 25, 2020

From the tepid displays of his batsmen to the manner in which the two premier fast bowlers in Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami were rendered ineffective, India captain Virat Kohli will have a lot to ponder about when his sits down to introspect this capitulation.

Over-aggressive Prithvi Shaw needs to tighten his game
Mon, Feb 24, 2020

It’s been a tough initiation back into international cricket for Prithvi Shaw. Going forward, he must realise that Test cricket is not IPL, where you can just cream boundaries at will.

Kane Williamson masterclass: Play late to avoid getting out early
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

Here's what Virat Kohli can learn from Kane Williamson about batting in New Zealand.

India fall to New Zealand’s clever mix of bouncer barrage and odd full length ball
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Virat Kohli's stint at the Basin Reserve on Day 1 lasted just seven deliveries as he fell to the cricketing smartness of the debutant Kyle Jamieson who finished with the figures 3 for 38.

Ranji Trophy: Goa ready to rub shoulder with the big boys
Thu, Feb 20, 2020

The victory, in essence, was a watershed moment in Goa's cricketing history, as this was the first time they had qualified for the Ranji Trophy quarterfinals.

IND vs NZ 1st Test: Ravindra Jadeja for R Ashwin, Prithvi Shaw to edge out Shubman Gill
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Ahead of the series opener at the Basin Reserve in Wellington, The Indian Express predicts India's Playing XI.

Ranji Trophy: Anuj Rawat gives Delhi an opening
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

The former India U-19 captain will now be hoping that this innings is a catalyst of change. For that to happen, he would do well to become more consistent

29 scalps in six matches: Roosh Kalaria continues to plough away tirelessly in Ranji
Thu, Feb 06, 2020

One-time U-19 World Cup-winning pacer takes a five-for, gives Gujarat the edge

Ranji Trophy: Comeback boys Himmat, Bidhuri rescue Delhi vs Gujarat
Wed, Feb 05, 2020

Himmat, Bidhuri strike half-centuries to rescue Delhi from a precarious position against Gujarat

U19 INDvPAK Express Playing XI: India’s top order vs Pakistan pacers at World Cup semis
Tue, Feb 04, 2020

India U19 vs Pakistan U19 (Ind vs Pak) U19 World Cup 2020 Playing XI: Predicting India's possible team line-up and the listing the challenges it faces based on the form book.

New Zealand self-destruct again to hand India clean sweep
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

For third time on the bounce, New Zealand lose a contest they should’ve won; India clinch series 5-0.