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Vishal Menon


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.

India’s new Fab Four… batting at 6, 7, 8, 9
Mon, Mar 08, 2021

In Australia and during the series versus England, Team India's lower order has made match-winning contributions.

With options available for every spot, India can field two Test teams
Sun, Mar 07, 2021

India’s recent Test triumphs have showcased the staggering reservoir of talent available at the team’s disposal.

Explained: The mystery of falling to a straighter one on a turning track
Thu, Mar 04, 2021

Combination of straight deliveries and pink ball skidding off the pitch spelt doom for batsmen with average technique

A decade on, tragedy of Christchurch earthquake still an aching pain for the White Ferns
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

A recent compendium of NZ women's cricket 'The Warm Sun on My Face: The Story of Women's Cricket in New Zealand,' revisits the traumatic experience of the national team that witnessed the crumbling of the iconic Cathedral tower on February 22, 2011.

Bouncer is a critical part of the sport, believes Kumar Sangakkara
Sat, Feb 20, 2021

Kumar Sangakkara, who is the president of the Marylebone Cricket Club, says suggestion of banning short ball in junior cricket unwise even as lawmakers of the sport discuss its future.

In cricket’s box office, this Shahrukh Khan is already a hit
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

On Thursday, Zinta's team pocketed Tamil Nadu’s swashbuckling middle-order batsman M Shahrukh Khan for Rs 5.25 crore. And that became the story of the IPL 2021 auction, once again triggering Bollywood meets cricket, and Veer meets Zara, references on social media.

Explained: Why Motera will witness a different ball game compared to Chepauk
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

India vs England 3rd Test: Now, as the two teams undertake a 1400km journey from Chennai to Ahmedabad, neither the conditions nor the colour of the ball will be similar.

Explained: Why England can’t blame the Chepauk pitch for loss against India
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

India vs England 2nd Test: When England were bundled out for 134 in the first innings — their lowest score on these shores — it had little to do with the Chennai pitch, and more to do with their mindset and the inability to play a supremely gifted off-spinner R Ashwin.

Rishabh Pant: Out in 90s again but not nervous
Mon, Feb 08, 2021

Pant had once again rescued India but for the fourth time, was out in the 90s.

Explained: Why Virat Kohli is missing Ravindra Jadeja in the Chennai Test
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

Early on Day 2 of Chennai test, when footmarks had developed outside Ben Stokes’ off-stump, and the irrepressible manner in which England captain Joe Root had repeatedly unfurled the sweep shot, Kohli would have wished the left-arm spinner was part of the playing XI.

Explained: Why Hardik Pandya is unlikely to get a Test match versus England
Thu, Feb 04, 2021

With the top six among the runs, it is unlikely that India will be keen on an additional batsman in Hardik Pandya, given that there is still uncertainty over his bowling.

Dinesh Karthik leads Tamil Nadu to T20 success for second time, 14 years after the first
Mon, Feb 01, 2021

Tamil Nadu went on a stellar march this season, as they won seven matches on the bounce, all through efficiently orchestrated run-chases.

India vs England: Jos Buttler game for small, but significant role
Sun, Jan 31, 2021

After first Test vs India, Jos Buttler will return for T20 series, but says it’s needed for young team to get together before World Cup.

Hanuma Vihari Interview: ‘The way I batted in Sydney sums up my career in a nutshell’
Fri, Jan 22, 2021

Hanuma Vihari, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury, speaks to Indian Express on the Adelaide debacle, and how the draw in Sydney proved to be the genesis of India’s greatest series win.

Explained: How India turned a draw into a win against Australia at Gabba
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

India vs Australia at Brisbane: Here are the moments of the Gabba Test when India, after taking guarded steps, decided to sprint in their chase.

Mohammed Siraj’s father’s dream comes to life on the biggest stage of them all
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Dedicating his success to his father, Mohammed Siraj said: “My dad had wished that his son would play and the entire world would watch him. This is because of his blessings that I have got a five-wicket haul in Tests. I can’t express my feelings in words.”

When Washington was 9, he batted despite stitches on his temple: Father Sundar
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

Sundar, who could not graduate beyond grade cricket in Chennai, says he was helping his son Washington realise his cricketing dreams.

‘Next Azhar’ is a 26-year-old power hitter from Kerala: 100 in 37 balls
Sat, Jan 16, 2021

Mohammed Azharuddeen smashed a 37-ball ton during a 54-ball 137 against Mumbai, hitting nine fours and 11 sixes in the domestic T20 Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy game. It was the third-fastest T20 century by an Indian after Rishabh Pant (32 balls) and Rohit Sharma (35 balls).

Navdeep will rise to the occasion if handed a debut in Sydney: Delhi coaches, teammates
Wed, Jan 06, 2021

Does the scrawny pacer from Taraori, Haryana, with a whippy bowling action and the propensity to send stumps flying, possess the skillset and technical nous to survive the rigours of Test cricket in Australia?

Brisbane Test on schedule: BCCI
Tue, Jan 05, 2021

Players wary of strict lockdown but top official says team will travel to Queensland for final Test.

Explained: Why Australian umpires are under the scanner, and Sachin Tendulkar wants ICC to relook DRS
Fri, Jan 01, 2021

A series of dodgy decisions in the ongoing Boxing Day Test in Melbourne has left umpires under the scanner. What is the controversy?