Vishal Menon

Articles By Vishal Menon

Rohit Sharma: Slow and shrewd wins the race

ICC World Cup 2019: Rohit Sharma scored his slowest ODI ton in the game against SA but it was a masterclass in blunting an attack.

World Cup 2019 Preview: Aussies versus sly Afghan spinners

Rashid, Mujeeb and Nabi will serve a stern test to the defending champions’ marauding stroke-players.

Jimmy Neesham’s Twitter is refreshing change from sanitised social media profiles of cricketers

Jimmy Neesham is back with the Black Caps after 18 months but Vishal Menon insists the chirpy tweeter, with a hot take on anything under the sun, was never gone. From taking swipes at Donald Trump to slog-sweeping trolls to all parts of the ground, Neesham is a refreshing change from the sanitised social media profiles of most cricketers

Afghanistan spin duo: Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi

Every team has a player who sums up its key characteristics and central philosophy. Afghanistan has two, the spin twins of Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi

How India’s World Cup-bound stars fared in the IPL

Tushar Bhaduri & Vishal Menon run the rule on WC-bound Indian batsmen to gauge their actual form from their IPL stats and find out the state of their game.

ICC World Cup 2019: Afghanistan not just plucky losers now

Naib's team heads to the English shores not as underdogs, but as unfancied outsiders who have the confidence to compete with the best. Ahmadzai, who has seen his team's growth from close quarters, will attest.

Hardik Pandyamonium: Back foot outside off, mighty swing… another six over deep mid-wicket

IPL 2019: Hardik Pandya’s stance helps him bring his preferred deep mid-wicket region into play.

IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals go top of the table, and into the playoffs

Delhi were electric in the field, and two spectacular catches by Axar Patel and Shikhar Dhawan also played a part.

IPL 2019, DC vs KXIP: Delhi Capitals overcome nerves to cross finish line

When Delhi required six runs from the final over, thoughts of another Super Over, like the one they had played out against Kolkata, would surely have crossed Ponting’s mind.

IPL 2019, DC vs MI: Bitter home truth for Delhi Capitals

IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals stumble to their third defeat at Feroz Shah Kotla, yet again undone by the opposition spinners, this time against Mumbai Indians.

IPL 2019: Delhi Capitals’ bowlers earn plaudits and medals

Despite being sidelined in white-ball cricket in recent times, Ishant Sharma has managed to translate the confidence gained from his stints in Test matches into the IPL.

IPL 2019: How to stop Andre Russell… Maybe Imran Tahir

Though the Jamaican is unstoppable on his day, MS Dhoni's best bet against the KKR ‘six machine’ could be the wily South African.

IPL 2019: New name, old Delhi; tamed by Sunrisers Hyderabad

On slow and low Feroz Shah Kotla pitch, Sunrisers Hyderabad formidable bowling attack sinks Daredevils Capitals.

IPL 2019: Appetite for self-destruction holding Delhi Capitals back

Against KKR and KXIP, Delhi had the game under control before imploding. The series of bizarre dismissals has added to Capitals’ selection woes ahead of their home duel against the rampant Sunrisers Hyderabad.

IPL 2019, DC vs KKR: After the tie, the noose

In the first super over the season, batting first, Delhi scored 10 runs, before Kagiso Rabada bowled a series of sensational yorkers to restrict the rampant KKR by three runs and register their second win of the season.

IPL 2019: At home, Delhi Capitals struggle with finding perfect bowling combination

In the last game against Chennai Super Kings, Delhi opted for Kagiso Rabada, Ishant Sharma and benched Trent Boult to include leggie Amit Mishra.

IPL 2019, Delhi Capitals vs CSK: After Mumbai high, Delhi hit a low at home

On the big night at their home turf, Delhi found the going tough against Chennai's disciplined and well-rounded bowling attack, ably marshalled by MS Dhoni.

IPL 2019: The irrepressible leg-side genius of Rishabh Pant

Rishabh Pant will once again look to continue his prolific run of form as Delhi Capitals gears up for their duel against MS Dhoni's effervescent Chennai Super Kings.

IPL 2019: Ricky Ponting, Sourav Ganguly bat for Rishabh Pant at No. 4

He has that X-factor about him and is the sort of guy who can help India win the World Cup,” Ponting, who was in Delhi along with Sourav Ganguly, the franchise’s newly-appointed advisor, opined.

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.