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Vishal Menon


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?

With dreamy debut, Mohammed Siraj fulfils late father’s dream
Sat, Dec 26, 2020

"Abba always wanted Siraj to play Test cricket for India. He would always say, ‘Desh ka naam roshan karo,” Siraj's elder brother Ismail tells The Indian Express.

IND vs AUS 2nd Test Preview: Same ring, unusual Boxing Day
Fri, Dec 25, 2020

MCG will look different, with far fewer spectators, but India has task cut out

Explained: What will India’s team combination be in the absence of Kohli, Shami?
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

How can India restrict Australia to a total that they can overcome with their tweaked batting line-up for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne?

Team India’s big unknown: 13 in Covid-19 bubble for six months
Tue, Dec 15, 2020

Currently based in Sydney, the Indian contingent has been allowed to move around a bit but the danger of more stringent curbs lurks at the first sign of trouble. With the South Africa-England series getting cancelled last week after a few players tested positive, no one is taking chances.

IND vs AUS: Green, but capable of great things
Fri, Dec 11, 2020

Cameron Green is just 21 and yet to play a Test, but his domestic exploits and composure have got Aussie pundits excited about the arrival of a rare seam-bowling all-rounder of quality.

India have a (mis)field day: Australia avoid clean sweep in third T20I
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

Matthew Wade's 80-run knock and Mitchell Swepson's three wickets helped Australia end India's ten-match winning streak in T20Is.

References and abuses: Yorkshire and its history of racism against Asian cricketers
Sun, Dec 06, 2020

Yorkshire finds itself at the centre of a raging issue with its former players and employees backing claims of "institutional racism" at the club, including reference to Cheteshwar Pujara.

Explained: Can Virat Kohli, the fastest to 12,000 ODI runs, break Sachin Tendulkar’s record?
Wed, Dec 09, 2020

If Virat Kohli goes at the current rate, he would need another 110 innings to overtake the master batsman. Given his form and fitness, that would not be much of a stretch.

IND vs AUS 1st ODI: IPL flops script an international hit
Sat, Nov 28, 2020

Smith, Finch and Maxwell, the men who had a forgettable run in the UAE, lead Australia to a comprehensive win over India in first ODI

Lack of clarity on Rohit Sharma injury… playing the waiting game: Virat Kohli
Fri, Nov 27, 2020

Kohli was forthright in stating that Rohit and Ishant Sharma should have travelled with the Indian team to Australia after IPL, like Wriddhiman Saha did and continued their rehab with the team.

Explained: The real value of Hardik and Pollard in the Mumbai Indians line-up
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

IPL 2020 final: While these compelling stats illustrate the depth in in MI's batting, it also underscores how crucial Pollard and Hardik have been in Mumbai’s dominant run to their record fifth IPL title in Dubai.

Explained: Should a misfiring Rohit Sharma open the innings for Mumbai Indians in the IPL final?
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

As Mumbai Indians target their second consecutive title, when they face-off against Delhi Capitals in the final on Tuesday (November 10), the indifferent batting form of captain Rohit Sharma will be a cause for concern.

Explained: How T Natarajan’s yorker deceived the great AB de Villiers
Thu, Nov 12, 2020

In a slow-burning thriller, it was T Natarajan’s yorker from hell that took out AB de Villiers and stubbed out RCB’s IPL dreams.

IPL 2020 Eliminator Preview: Stuttering RCB up against confident SRH
Fri, Nov 06, 2020

After four consecutive losses in the league stage, RCB’s campaign has stuttered even though they have sealed fourth spot. In the Eliminator in Abu Dhabi, the loser of which goes home, Virat Kohli’s side will have its task cut out, as SRH are brimming with confidence.

IPL Qualifier 1 Preview: Rohit Sharma’s form, DC’s middle order a worry
Thu, Nov 05, 2020

For Delhi, a win on Thursday would give them a maiden appearance in the IPL final. Mumbai, on the other hand, will be looking to make it to the summit clash on the sixth occasion.

Ruturaj Gaikwad’s IPL rollercoaster: I thought I would not get to play even a single game
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Ruturaj Gaikwad tested positive for Covid-19 twice, underwent a 22-day quarantine, had a poor run of scores before hitting three consecutive fifties to shine

Bottoms up: KKR jump into top four after devouring RR
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

KKR have still not made sure of a playoff berth, but it’s a remarkable turnaround for a team that had nothing going for them for the better part of this season. For all the glitter and promise, Royals finish in eighth spot.

Four losses in a row for Delhi Capitals: Why the wheels have come off
Mon, Nov 02, 2020

Diehard fans may blame the slow, worn-out tracks in the UAE for their marauding stroke-players finding it difficult to fire. But the truth is that their middle and lower order have collectively failed to inject momentum into the batting.

A class apart: Mumbai show why they are the team to beat
Sun, Nov 01, 2020

Ishan Kishan comes out swinging for Mumbai Indians after Jasprit Bumrah and Trent Boult breathe fire.

Speed has a new name: Anrich Nortje
Sat, Oct 31, 2020

Lightning-fast pacer, marked as special when he troubled Hashim Amla in the nets, is making waves in this IPL

Kings’ 5-star comeback: Punjab enter playoff spot after thrashing KKR in IPL 2020
Tue, Oct 27, 2020

Universe Boss tees off for Punjab on a night Morgan-Gill partnership was the lone bright spot for KKR.

A season too far: CSK’s chances seem all but over after another tepid loss as RR move to fifth spot
Tue, Oct 20, 2020

Buttler takes Royals home after CSK’s muddled batting approach.

RCB vs RR: No challenge too stiff as AB delivers again
Sun, Oct 18, 2020

RCB vs RR: AB de Villiers puts his cape on after Steve Smith powers Rajasthan Royals.