Shamik Chakrabarty


R Ashwin ‘fear’ spins South Africa out of control
Fri, Nov 27, 2015

Once R Ashwin made himself available, after injury during ODI series, for the Tests, South Africa went into a shell.

Rishabh Pant: A thoroughbred among Colts
Sat, Nov 28, 2015

More than the runs he scored, it was Rishabh Pant's authority that attracted attention.

At Nagpur, India have stretched things a little too far
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

It becomes impossible to bat on a pitch which has variable turn, variable pace and uneven bounce.

India vs South Africa: Morne Morkel’s swing on song
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

In absence of Dale Steyn, Morne Morkel stood tall for South Africa at the VCA in Nagpur on Day 1.

U-19 Tri-series: For the Sundars, only way is Sunny’s way
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Sundar Washington scored a fifty and took two wickets in India’s win over Bangaldesh in U-19 tri series.

Ranji Trophy 2015, Group A: 7-star Dinda blows away Orissa
Wed, Nov 25, 2015

Ashoke Dinda's 7/19 helped Bengal bundle out Odisha for just 37, seal the match by 133 runs.

Ind vs SA, 3rd Test: Umesh Yadav in for Varun Aaron and AB de Villiers at No.3?
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

Will India prefer an inconsistent Umesh Yadav over Varun Aaron? For South Africa, it's about getting their batting order right.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Pitch imperfect, spinners on song
Tue, Nov 24, 2015

As race intensifies for knockout spot, tweakers thrive as hosts Bengal opt for designer tracks to get maximum points.

Conveyor belt Bangladesh rolls out another left-arm spinner
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

Saleh Gazi took 6 for 10 as Bangladesh U-19 bowled Afghanistan U-19 out for 85.

Adam Gilchrist fan Rishabh Pant, pacer Khaleel Ahmed finds of the day
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

After Rishabh Pant guided India to 236 in 50 overs, Khaleel Ahmed, pacer from Tonk, Rajasthan, ensured that victory was achieved.

With 4 for 4, speedy Avesh Khan makes quick work of Bangladesh
Sat, Nov 21, 2015

The youngster has made steady progress since, getting into the Madhya Pradesh Ranji team and playing five first-class matches.

Before tri-series, a Rahul Dravid masterclass for India U-19
Fri, Nov 20, 2015

The Rahul Dravid-way of cricket is about teaching young players to focus on match situations.

DDCA doesn’t deserve to host India vs South Africa Test match
Wed, Nov 18, 2015

The BCCI has kept Pune on stand by if DDCA fails to get all clearance from the state government.

If you can play IPL in UAE, why not Pakistan series, asks former ICC president Ehsan Mani
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Former ICC president Ehsan Mani says Pakistan has every reason to stick to its guns and not play the series in India.

Ind vs SA, 2nd Test: Ravindra Jadeja has the last laugh against AB de Villiers
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

AB de Villiers quicker against Ravindra Jadeja than R Ashwin but the left-arm spinner had the last laugh.

AB de Villiers, South Africa’s talisman for 2nd Test
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

South Africa's best chance to bounce back is in the second Test and they will largely depend on AB de Villiers.

Small centres are BCCI’s big hope
Thu, Nov 12, 2015

Disappointed by low turnouts at traditional venues, board plans to take the game to smaller cities, which may attract larger crowds.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Pragyan Ojha spins Bengal to season’s first win
Wed, Nov 11, 2015

The pitch provided turn as the game progressed. But it needed a bowler of Pragyan Ojha’s ability to get the most out of it.

Once the czar of world cricket, N Srinivasan reduced to a non-entity
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

N Srinivasan was even rapped on the knuckles by the Apex Court as he hung on to the post of BCCI president in the aftermath of 2013 IPL spot-fixing.

N Srinivasan removal as ICC chairman: Chronicle of an end foretold
Tue, Nov 10, 2015

The BCCI, on Monday, unanimously removed N Srinivasan from the post of ICC chairman.

Roger Binny likely to lose post in BCCI clean up
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

With his son Stuart Binny in India squad, Roger Binny's role is a serious breach of conflict of interest.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Sudip Chatterjee, Pragyan Ojha help Bengal gain upperhand
Sun, Nov 08, 2015

Sudip Chatterjee scores third ton of season before Pragyan Ojha takes five-for to give Bengal upperhand against Vidarbha.

Ind vs SA, 1st Test: South Africa must overcome their spin fear
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

For South Africa, it was probably a case of losing the battle before it began. Their approach prompted a three-day finish.

Ind vs SA, 1st Test: Mohali pitch demands courage and character
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

Mohali pitch has been criticised for being improper but this track demands courage and character to excel.

South Africa spring a timely surprise
Fri, Nov 06, 2015

South Africa bowled out India for 201 on Day 1 of the first Test after part-time spinner Dean Elgar picks up four wickets for 22 runs.

India-South Africa, 1st Test: Why the visitors are favourites
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Over the years, South Africa have also handled the Indian conditions better than the rest.

Sundar Raman exits BCCI: first wicket down in Shashank Manohar’s clean up job
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

As the BCCI clean-up drive begins in earnest, IPL COO Sundar Raman is the first wicket to fall.

Ranji Trophy 2015: In his father’s footsteps, Mihir Hirwani takes a stride
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Madhya Pradesh rallied to beat the hosts by 87 runs and Mihir Hirwani made a serious impact with nine wickets in the match.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Starting from scratch, Jaydev Unadkat picks up pieces
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

Jayadev Undakat eyes lit up when he saw some grass on the Palam Ground pitch. He knew he would get his chances here.

Ranji Trophy 2015: Bengal ride on hope but settle for a draw
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

After two virtually washed out days, this Ranji Trophy fixture at Eden Gardens had become a battle of first innings.

Ravindra Jadeja dark horse as focus on Ravichandran Ashwin’s injury
Mon, Oct 19, 2015

Ravindra Jadeja has scored 149 runs and picked 24 wickets in the two Ranji Trophy games he has played so far.

BCCI working committee has a lot on its plate
Sun, Oct 18, 2015

High on the list of the working committee’s agenda will be fixing of the date of the BCCI’s annual general body meeting.

Why Pele mania is alive and kicking in Kolkata
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Pele’s arrival for the second time in Kolkata was expected to be a low-key affair. But then he is Pele.

ISL 2015: In front of Pele, Atletico de Kolkata play like champions
Wed, Oct 14, 2015

Watched by the all time great Pele, Atletico de Kolkata packed a punch in front of home crowd.

Dinesh Mongia now has his honour to play for
Tue, Oct 13, 2015

Unless and until Dinesh Mongia’s innocence is proven, he will be on the road to shame.

BCCI failed to act in a fair and transparent manner: PepsiCo in no mood to relent
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

Pepsi's termination notice squarely blames the cricket board for breaching the contract as they failed to keep the sport clean.