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Vishal Menon


Two weeks after mother’s death, Veda Krishnamurthy loses sister to Covid
Sat, May 08, 2021

According to Veda’s childhood coach Irfan Sait, Vatsala’s demise, coming closely on the heels of her mother Cheluvamaba Devi’s death had “completely broken” the 28-year-old.

Shaw-Shikhar continue to sizzle as Capitals subdue Kings and move to top of the table
Mon, May 03, 2021

Dhawan anchors Delhi’s chase after stand-in-captain bails Punjab out of trouble

Explained: How Ravindra Jadeja has evolved as a batsman
Tue, Apr 27, 2021

Some time back, Jadeja would struggle to clear long-on against pacers. He was fine hitting spinners but not against pacers, who stopped his attacking instincts by bowling short of a length. What changed?

Ravindra Jadeja’s all-round brilliance sinks RCB
Mon, Apr 26, 2021

Ravindra Jadeja hands CSK momentum with the bat, then spins a web around RCB with the ball.

Punjab Kings back to winning ways as Rohit Sharma & Co falter once again
Sat, Apr 24, 2021

KL Rahul, Chris Gayle take Punjab Kings home after bowlers apply the choke on Mumbai Indians.

Max-imum impact: The Aussie & Harshal Patel script third RCB win in a row
Mon, Apr 19, 2021

KKR undone by RCB’s death-overs hangman, while Maxwell shows his maturity and Morgan misses a trick

RR vs DC: Protea power boosts Royals
Fri, Apr 16, 2021

Proteas’ swagger and Unadkat’s clever deceptions take Royals home

Explained: Is Pakistan’s Babar Azam a Virat Kohli in the making?
Tue, Apr 20, 2021

Despite the gulf in experience, Babar Azam is cut from the same cloth as Virat Kohli — adhering to the conventional modes of batsmanship rather than the slam-dunk style made popular by the advent of T20 format.

Sunrisers mess up routine chase as RCB record second win in a row
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Shahbaz Ahmed does a Rahul Chahar, while Glenn Maxwell branches out for RCB

IPL 2021: The geometry behind Andre Russell’s new bowling plan
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

What was Russell’s ploy against Mumbai Indians? Why are batsmen struggling to play Russell? How have people reacted to this latest piece of innovation from Russell?

Champions’ stuff: MI come back from the dead as KKR flounder from a winning position
Wed, Apr 14, 2021

Rahul Chahar and Krunal Pandya’s classical tunes trump Andre Russell-Pat Cummins jugalbandi

Explained: What makes Sanju Samson a dangerous T20 batsman?
Thu, Apr 15, 2021

Sanju Samson is blessed with fast hands, sinewy forearms and excellent hand-eye coordination. That apart, it's also the result of the hard work during the lockdown last year.

Sanju Samson’s effort in vain after Hooda hurricane hits Wankhede
Tue, Apr 13, 2021

Sanju Samson brought up his ton in just 54 deliveries, carving out a four, six and a four off consecutive deliveries from Australian pacer Jhye Richardson

IPL 2021, CSK vs DC: Hot heads, calm minds and everything in between
Sun, Apr 11, 2021

Three-time champions CSK witnessed a poor start to its IPL 2021 campaign, losing by seven wickets to Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

Only way to stop MI: Catch them on off-day, avoid mistakes, paper over cracks
Fri, Apr 09, 2021

An intimidating line-up that has Rohit Sharma, Quinton de Kock, Kieron Pollard, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult at its core, the champion side reaped the benefits of having the right man for the right job.

A turn for the worse? Not really
Tue, Mar 30, 2021

India’s spinners were largely listless in the ODIs against England, picking just one wicket in 39 overs, but that does not correspond to a brewing spin crisis ahead of the T20 World Cup.

From spiker to fast bowler: How lanky Prasidh Krishna became the newest pace sensation
Fri, Mar 26, 2021

Father Murali was a fast bowler, who represented college, while mother Kalavathi was a state-level volleyball player. At 14, Prasidh Krishna had to take a difficult call - to pursue volleyball or cricket.

India’s got talent
Wed, Mar 24, 2021

Krunal Pandya with bat, Prasidh Krishna with ball make impressive debuts in India 66-run win over England in ODI series opener

Playing 50, looking at 20: India-England ODI series useful in firming plans for T20 World Cup
Tue, Mar 23, 2021

The three-match ODI series to be held behind closed doors in Pune at the fag end of the England tour offers little context and relevance, with back-to-back T20 World Cups pencilled in before the next 50-over showpiece event in 2023.

Explained: How T20 in sub-continent has become win-toss-win-game format
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Win the toss, bowl first and win the match seems to be the mantra for success in the subcontinent. Why are teams so keen to chase in the T20 format? Will these trends prove to be decisive in the T20 World Cup?

Toss time: Let the chase begin
Thu, Mar 18, 2021

Pitches, ground dimensions and dew make batting second a big advantage in T20s in the subcontinent.

India blown away by top-notch England in opening T20I skirmish
Sat, Mar 13, 2021

England pacers ran through hosts' batting before Eoin Morgan’s men made a mockery of a modest chase of 125.

Eye on England, mind on World conquest: India gear up for T20I series at Motera
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

India have a deep stream of T20 players, with multiple alternatives for each spot, making the task of filtering the best from the rest for the World Cup an arduous one.

Explained: Shikhar Dhawan or KL Rahul, who should open with Rohit Sharma?
Fri, Mar 12, 2021

India vs England T20I series: Perhaps rotating Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, and Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the order against England could make sense ahead of the World T20 in October.

How the English cookie crumbled in Test series
Wed, Mar 10, 2021

Former cricketers lambast England's rotation policy, saying players should be docked money if they put IPL above national duty.