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SHAMIK CHAKRABARTY

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Ranji Trophy 2014: Champs Karnataka take cake, floor cherry
Thu, Dec 18, 2014

Karnataka beat Bengal by nine wickets to record second straight win but fail to take bonus point.

Ranji Trophy 2014: Bengal go to sleep after lunch
Wed, Dec 17, 2014

Hosts lose seven wickets for 79 runs after break on Day Three to concede follow-on to champs Karnataka.

Ranji Trophy: Shreyas Gopal’s maiden ton rescues Karnataka
Tue, Dec 16, 2014

Karnataka’s No.9 Gopal strikes maiden ton to help side recover from 178/7 to 408.

Dinda puts champs on back foot
Mon, Dec 15, 2014

With trauma of Pakistan loss still fresh in their minds, India lose 2-1 in bronze-medal playoff

Sub-plot: A race to grab a WC spot
Sun, Dec 14, 2014

It might sound a little strange for Ranji trophy is a four-day affair but considering this is the only tournament Tiwary, Uthappa and Pandey will play before the World Cup.

Final culling before the World Cup will be tougher task
Fri, Dec 05, 2014

Odds still favour Jadeja getting a World Cup berth ahead of Patel, but things can become tricky in the end.

Will Yuvraj Singh make 30 India probables for the 2015 World Cup?
Thu, Dec 04, 2014

Yuvraj, Harbhajan — out of favour at the moment but still harbouring hopes of returning to the fold.

India squad lands in Australia, minus Ravi Shastri and Duncan Fletcher
Mon, Nov 24, 2014

The rest of the support staff, assistant coaches Bangar and Arun and fielding coach R Sridhar, are with the team.

BCCI throws weight behind N Srinivasan, Sundar Raman; postpones AGM to December 17
Wed, Nov 19, 2014

Board members conclude there is 'no taint on conduct of N Srinivasan; back Raman too.

For Sri Lanka, only Angelo Mathews rose above mediocrity
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Even before this game, the captain was Sri Lanka’s highest scorer in this series with 200 runs from four matches.

Virat Kohli: The 21st century great
Mon, Nov 17, 2014

Kohli’s 139* trumps Mathews’ 139* as India beat SL by three wickets in final ODI to complete 5-0 sweep.

Playing Sri Lanka, eyeing Australia
Sun, Nov 16, 2014

With the series already in pocket, India are now focused on the next task at hand, the tour Down Under.

Rohit Sharma: First man, over the moon
Fri, Nov 14, 2014

Rohit Sharma posts the highest ODI individual score of 264, to becoming the only man to strike two double hundreds.

Full Speed Ahead
Thu, Nov 13, 2014

Captain Virat Kohli says India will bank on pace bowlers to deliver the goods in Australia.

Robin Uthappa gets a foothold
Wed, Nov 12, 2014

Inclusion in team for last two ODIs hands wicketkeeper batsman opportunity to impress.

Tough Test awaits Virat Kohli
Tue, Nov 11, 2014

In MS Dhoni’s absence, Virat Kohli to lead Tests for first time in Brisbane next month.

Ahead of selection meet, some hits and some misses
Mon, Nov 10, 2014

Murali Vijay was the shining light in England with 402 runs in 10 innings, including a century and two half-centuries.

Pacer VP is Bengal’s MVP with five-for
Sat, Nov 08, 2014

Veerpratap Singh was the chief destroyer for Bengal with five wickets, While Shukla took two in two balls.

Team for last two One-dayers versus Sri Lanka to be picked on Tuesday
Tue, Nov 04, 2014

Varun Aaron's injury might be on top of the agenda when selectors brainstorm again in Mumbai.

At the top, India have a happy headache
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

Rahane is not shy of giving the first quarter to the bowlers. Then, he lays in wait for the right moment to break free.

Opening credits for Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane
Mon, Nov 03, 2014

Ajinkya Rahane (111) and Shikhar Dhawan (113) help India beat sorry Sri Lanka by 169 runs in the first match.

Virat Kohli: The apprentice
Sun, Nov 02, 2014

Focus is on Virat Kohli who is standing in as skipper for MS Dhoni for the first three ODIs.

418 during IPL game, a pointer to run-fest in opener
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Over 400 runs (418 to be precise) were scored in 40 overs when Kings XI Punjab had met Chennai Super Kings here in the IPL.

‘Virat Kohli is India’s future, support him’
Sat, Nov 01, 2014

Muttiah Muralitharan talks about why Virat Kohli should not be criticized after one bad series.

‘Virat Kohli is India’s future, support him’
Fri, Oct 31, 2014

With India and Lanka series starting on Sunday, Murali talks about why Kohli should not be criticized.

Mudgal report may confirm Gurunath role in IPL betting, put CSK under cloud
Thu, Oct 23, 2014

The report had also stated that they could not confirm that Meiyappan was the ‘team principal’ of CSK as was alleged.

MS Dhoni rested for Sri Lanka ODIs, Virat Kohli to lead
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Dhoni’s absence also opened the door for Wriddhiman Saha, who was preferred ahead of Sanju Samson.

BCCI suspends bilateral series against West Indies
Wed, Oct 22, 2014

Indian board suspends all bilateral ties with WICB, but players’ IPL future secure.

BCCI huddles to discuss Indo-West Indian cricketing ties
Tue, Oct 21, 2014

IPL chairman Ranjib Biswal rejected suggestions that council will take a call on the WI players’ participation in league.

Indian Super League: Pavel Elias worth his salt
Mon, Oct 20, 2014

In away match, Delhi’s Czech midfielder scores 74th minute screamer, snaps Kolkata’s two-match winning run.

Axar Patel’s name in the mix
Wed, Oct 15, 2014

With the World Cup four months away, India look for options when it comes to the all-rounder’s slot.

Atletico de Kolkata hammer Mumbai City FC in ISL opener
Mon, Oct 13, 2014

Luis Garcia, Kolkata’s captain, was the standout performer. He set up the 1st goal with a delightful assist.

BCCI defers Annual General Meeting, Ravi Shastri to stay till World Cup
Sat, Sep 27, 2014

N Srinivasan attended the meeting as Tamil Nadu Cricket Association president.

AGM on agenda as BCCI meets
Fri, Sep 26, 2014

As per convention, the BCCI holds its AGM by September 30 every year; only twice in recent times, in 2004 and 2005.

After the loss: a call from Didi, poll ticket for 2016
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Dipendu Biswas was immediately tipped as the next big thing in West Bengal football 1996-97.

Champions League Twenty20 2014: Game for the throne
Wed, Sep 17, 2014

Shamik Chakrabarty analyses the teams that will be in action in the main round which starts Wednesday.