Like players, umpires too have form and I would like to make the most of it: Nitin Menon | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Nitin Menon, who showed remarkable accuracy in his debut series as an ICC ‘Elite Panel’ umpire, feels pressure situations bring the best out of him and like cricketers, he too wants to make most of this purple patch. The 37-year-old from Indore was inducted into the ICC elite panel of umpires in the … Read more

Rishabh Pant, the undisputed star in India’s fantastic season: VVS Laxman | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman congratulated the Indian cricket team for a magnificent season which saw them winning the Test series in Australia and the series across all formats against England at home. In his column for the Times of India, Laxman wrote, “The adrenaline rush following India’s most memorable season continues unabated. … Read more

Two opponents having a word: Stokes on altercation with Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Commenting on his on-field altercation with India pacer Mohammed Siraj, England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Thursday said people always look at these things thinking “it is all wrong” while suggesting that it was just two opponents having a word and going toe to toe against each other. Tempers flared on the first day of … Read more

India vs England: Stokes was swearing at me, so Kohli intervened, says Siraj | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: On a wicket where the Indian spinners bowled beautifully, pacer Mohammed Siraj picked the important wickets of England skipper Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow on the opening day of the fourth Test at the Narendra Modi Stadium on Thursday. While Siraj was impressive with the ball, he was also involved in a verbal duel … Read more

India vs England, Day/Night Test: Stokes applies saliva on ball; spoken to by umpires | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: England all-rounder Ben Stokes was seen applying saliva on the ball on the opening day of the day-night third Test against India here on Wednesday, following which the ball had to be sanitised. The incident took place at the end of the 12th over when Stokes was seen using saliva to shine the ball, … Read more