Shamik Chakrabarty


India vs Sri Lanka: Weather app came to Eden Gardens curator’s rescue
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Rain interrupting a Test match at this time of the year, like the India-Sri Lanka Test, in Kolkata is very rare.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar an ‘exceptional’ bowler who has gained yards with years
Wed, Nov 22, 2017

Bhuvneshwar Kumar picked up eight wickets in the opening Test against Sri Lanka - four in each inning - thus highlighting his rising stature.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Searching for victory, Virat Kohli hits 18th Test ton
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

Virat Kohli has now scored nine international tons in 2017, the most by him in any calendar year.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Team India shine bright in fading light
Tue, Nov 21, 2017

In an arresting finish to an exciting Test, Virat Kohli and fast bowlers leave Sri Lanka on the ropes, but India run out of time.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Dilruwan Perera episode calls for re-look at Dressing-room Review System
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Dilruwan Perera looked in the direction of the dressing room before opting to review the decision in the 57th over off Mohammed Shami.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Hosts improve, with conditions
Mon, Nov 20, 2017

Openers Shikhar Dhawan and KL Rahul added 166 runs for first wicket as batting at Eden becomes significantly easier in second innings.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: Two half centuries, full marks for Sri Lanka on Day 3
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Lahiru Thirimanne (51), Angelo Mathews (52) added vital runs for third wicket to put visitors on course for lead

Playing county cricket has helped me, says Cheteshwar Pujara
Sun, Nov 19, 2017

Before the India vs Sri Lanka 1st Test, Cheteshwar Pujara had 13 centuries — including three double hundreds — in 51 Tests.

India vs Sri Lanka: Art of Leaving presented by Cheteshwar Pujara at Eden Gardens
Sat, Nov 18, 2017

Cheteshwar Pujara’s judgement outside off-stump, patience, cover drives makes his 47* off 102 a mini-masterclass

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: A midwinter day’s nightmare for India on Day 1
Fri, Nov 17, 2017

India reduced to 17/3 in 11.5 overs as pacer Suranga Lakmal makes the most of favourable bowling conditions on rain-curtailed day.

India vs Sri Lanka: For India, little to lose, not much to gain
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

Even if India are whitewashed in this series, they will remain no 1 in the ICC Test rankings.

India vs Sri Lanka: Rain threat at Eden Gardens ahead of first Test
Thu, Nov 16, 2017

A bleak weather forecast for the next two days puts a serious question mark over the scheduled start of the 1st Test between India and Sri Lanka.

Ravi Shastri goes on front foot to defend MS Dhoni: ‘Duty of team to back him’
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

Ravi Shastri slammed MS Dhoni’s critics, asking them to look back at their own careers before criticising the former India captain.

India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test: A happy headache at top of the order for India
Wed, Nov 15, 2017

With KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan and Murali Vijay in the squad, India have options when it comes to the opening slot.

India vs Sri Lanka: Wriddhiman Saha returns to Eden Gardens with reputation enhanced
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

After contributing with the bat and his keeping in India's previous game at Eden Gardens, Wriddhiman Saha returns to his home ground with his reputation hugely enhanced.

India vs Sri Lanka: Grass greener on India’s side ahead of first Test
Tue, Nov 14, 2017

The re-laid Eden track offers pace and movement, and the home team, with an eye on the South Africa series in January 2018, will not mind it.

Sanju Samson turns a corner against Sri Lanka at Kolkata
Mon, Nov 13, 2017

En route to his first ‘international’ century, Sanju Samson showed his strength and exposed Sri Lanka's weakness.

India vs Sri Lanka: Sweep or be clean-swept for visitors
Sun, Nov 12, 2017

Sri Lanka’s Mr Reliable, Dimuth Karunaratne has urged his team-mates to employ the sweep against India’s spinners.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts show their hand early
Sat, Nov 11, 2017

India have three spinners in the squad and it’s very likely that all three would feature in the playing XI with Hardik Pandya rested.

Sri Lanka in the quest for first Test win in India
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

In Sri Lanka's first full tour since 2009, skipper Dinesh Chandimal hopeful that his side would register their maiden Test win in India

Kolkata football left lagging as Mohun Bagan, East Bengal refuse to move beyond history
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Mohun Bagan and East Bengal let winds of change pass them by and now, Indian football's spiritual home must pay the price

Ranji Trophy 2017: Rishi Dhawan shows utility with the bat
Sun, Nov 05, 2017

Rishi Dhawan's fine all-round show enabled Himachal Pradesh to stop Bengal from logging home full points in their Group D clash.

India vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I: Yuzvendra Chahal emerges as India’s leg-breakthrough
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

With the uncanny ability to read batsmen’s minds, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal is gaining a reputation.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Old warhorse Ashok Dinda is still a thoroughbred
Sat, Nov 04, 2017

Ashok Dinda returned with a five-wicket haul and kept Bengal's hopes alive for a bonus-point win against Himachal Pradesh.

Ranji Trophy 2017: Mohammed Shami’s surge at the death puts Bengal in control
Fri, Nov 03, 2017

Himachal Pradesh were responding well to Bengal's first innings score of 419 but that all changed after Manoj Tiwary brought back Mohammed Shami.

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: Abhishek Raman’s first hundred puts Bengal on a sound footing
Thu, Nov 02, 2017

Bengal's Abhishek Raman showed a bit of nerves in the 90s, but hung on and ended up making 176 at the end of the day against Himachal Pradesh.

Ranji Trophy 2017-18: On a green Eden Gardens track, Rishi Dhawan hopes to resurrect his career
Wed, Nov 01, 2017

Rishi Dhawan needs to add more variety to his bowling, Himachal Pradesh director of cricket and head coach Vikram Rathour said.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Inclusive mindset puts England in an exclusive club
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

England side that won the FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday encapsulated the inclusivity in the modern British society.

Supreme Court to hear BCCI case on Monday
Mon, Oct 30, 2017

On July 18, 2016, the Supreme Court passed its judgment accepting majority of the Lodha Committee recommendations and asking the BCCI to implement the reforms within four to six months.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Brazil colts beat Mali to take consolation prize
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

Brazil soaked up the pressure from a strong first-half performance by Mali to clinch the third place at FIFA U-17 World Cup on Saturday.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: England colts script history, win maiden title
Sun, Oct 29, 2017

In a thrilling finale, England overcame a two-goal deficit to thrash Spain 5-2 and lift their maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup title.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017 Final: England cubs aim to become Lions
Sat, Oct 28, 2017

England and Spain, both of whom have never won the FIFA U-17 World Cup, will face clash for the 2017 title on Saturday

FIFA U-17 World Cup: England colts take the high line to neutralise Brazil
Fri, Oct 27, 2017

A gameplan switch in the second half saw England roll over Brazil and coach Steve Cooper will hope to see his side replicate their performace in the summit clash against Spain.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: More shots but only one goal for Brazil against England
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Brazil had a greater ball possession – 55 to 45 – they had more attempts – 16 to 14 and more shots on target – 10 to 6.

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2017: Sleeping giant England beat Brazil, enter final
Thu, Oct 26, 2017

Masters of jogo bonito stunned as England enter maiden FIFA U-17 World Cup final thanks to Rhian Brewster’s hat-trick in Kolkata.

FIFA U-17 World Cup: Kolkata to show its true colours as Brazil take on England
Wed, Oct 25, 2017

Kolkata supported England in the group stage, there’s little doubt which team it will root for when the Young Lions take on Brazil in the first semifinal