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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Vishal Menon


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.

Ranji Trophy: Railways unravel, as Karnataka script dramatic win
Fri, Jan 31, 2020

Pitted against an impressive Karnataka seam attack, comprising Ambimanyu Mithun, Ronit More, and Prateek Jain, they could play out only 30 overs, folding up for a dismal 79, to set Karnataka a target of 51 runs on the final day's play.

Ranji Trophy: After tense chase, Karnataka nose ahead
Thu, Jan 30, 2020

Karnataka vs Railways: Though, Krishnappa Gowtham didn't finish the job but he did play a key role in Karnataka taking the all-important first innings lead over Railways during a tense final session.

Ranji Trophy: Prateek Jain, from a bread-winner to match-winner
Tue, Jan 28, 2020

On his part, Prateek has toiled hard to make his mark as a left-arm pacer. He has had a fairly decent stint with the Bijapur Bulls franchise at the Karnataka Premier League. However, breaking into Karnataka's heavy-duty first-class team proved to be an arduous task. 

Ranji Trophy round 6: Railways recall old guard to bolster batting
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

In December 2019, Mahesh Rawat, the former Railways captain, was shown the door on grounds of indiscipline, while medium-pacer Anureet Singh was axed due to poor form.

India vs New Zealand 1st T20: Low investment, high returns
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

This is the philosophy that has made NZ competitive despite being small players money-wise.

Buried in the block hole: Bumrah-Shami-Saini trio bowls yorkers with pin-point precision
Tue, Jan 21, 2020

It's the ability of India's three-pronged pace attack - comprising Jasprit Bumrah, Shami and Navdeep Saini - to bowl them at will that proved to be the fundamental difference between the two teams.

Silver lining for Oz: Steve Smith ends century drought
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

Smith once again found himself amongst runs in the ODIs as well —notching up a commanding 131 in the series finale against India in Bangalore.

Heavy artillery fire: How Rohit-Kohli combine gave India a 7-wicket win in decider
Mon, Jan 20, 2020

These days, whenever India’s second-most popular cricketer is at the crease, no total looks ungettable, and no score unachievable.

IND vs AUS 3rd ODI: KL Rahul’s comfort zone
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

While there’s no denying that KL Rahul worked hard at his game in the interim, it’s his large friends’ circle in Bangalore, who would rally behind him and act as a support system.

Bapu Nadkarni, economy rate champion, dies aged 86
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Bapu Nadkarni, a 41-Test veteran, plied his trade in the 1950s and 60s, a period when Test cricket was a turgid affair. When asked about the secret behind his unrelenting accuracy, Nadkarni attributed it to his long, indefatigable sessions at the nets.

Ranji Trophy: Railways slightly late against Madhya Pradesh
Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Chasing 211, the home side get stuck at 205/5 before umpires call off match due to poor light.

Ranji Trophy: Naman Ojha finds sweet spot again
Tue, Jan 14, 2020

Madhya Pradesh captain scores 118 and stitches crucial partnerships to give team a chance to push for a dramatic win.

Ranji Trophy: Railways platform for Delhi boys
Mon, Jan 13, 2020

Harsh Tyagi, Dinesh Mor and Himanshu Sangwan, who represented the capital at U-19 level, are showcasing their talent after switching sides.

Himanshu Sangwan’s dream season keeps getting better
Sun, Jan 12, 2020

Those that had assembled at the Karnail Singh Stadium on Saturday, braving Delhi's winter morning chill, were treated to a superlative exhibition of swing and seam bowling.

Avesh Khan’s resolution of the year: From the fringe to the forefront
Sat, Jan 11, 2020

Madhya Pradesh's strike bowler wanted to make sure that he remained fresh for the next four days. In many ways, Khan seems to be following in the footsteps of Team India fast bowlers who, in recent times, have preferred to give pre-match training sessions a miss.