Shamik Chakrabarty


IPL 2016: At least 5 ways in which it was different – and positive
Mon, May 30, 2016

Put into perspective, IPL is about how much it contributes to Indian cricket. This edition offered positives.

West Bengal: For Laxmi Ratan, the pitch has changed, not the plot
Sat, May 28, 2016

An active sportsperson working as a sports minister in Mamata Banerjee’s cabinet would have been a novelty in Indian politics.

Sanjay Bangar given the reins for Zimbabwe ODI and T20Is tour
Sun, May 29, 2016

The MS Dhoni-led young Indian brigade will take on Zimbabwe in three ODIs and as many T20Is in Harare.

Faiz Fazal’s path to Indian team and success does not run through IPL
Tue, May 24, 2016

Faiz Fazal believes that he came into prominence for his match-winning 127 against Mumbai in the Irani Cup.

India squad for Zimbabwe and West Indies: Selectors look beyond IPL, reward domestic performers
Tue, May 24, 2016

For selecting Faiz Fazal and Shardul Thakur, the selection committee should be lauded for looking beyond the IPL.

IPL 2016: KKR beat SRH to make playoffs, knockout MI
Mon, May 23, 2016

Kolkata spin a web around Hyderabad batsmen, sneak into the playoffs with a 22-run victory at Eden.

In short, Virat Kohli is Don Bradman
Sat, May 21, 2016

Virat Kohli's T20 scores in 2016 - 90*, 59*, 50, 7, 49, 56*, 41*, 23, 55*, 24, 82*, 89*, 75, 79, 33, 80, 100*, 14, 52, 108*, 20, 7, 109, 75* and 113. 1,490 runs at 99.33.

IPL 2016, RPS vs DD: SurpRising Pune Supergiants
Wed, May 18, 2016

With persistent rain, the match was called off after a wait of around 15 minutes with Pune ahead of the par score of 57 by 19 runs.

RCB vs KKR: Top-three keep RCB’s race for top-four alive
Tue, May 17, 2016

Chris Gayle roars to form with a brisk 49 before Virat Kohli (75*) and AB de Villiers' (59*) 115-run stand powers RCB to nine-wicket win over KKR.

AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli: Playstation players for RCB
Mon, May 16, 2016

In an astounding display of stroke-making, AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli hit tons as RCB trounce Gujarat by 144 runs.

Spin in the tale: Pune look to foil KKR’s IPL 2016 campaign
Sat, May 14, 2016

Pune collectively have failed to perform and are all but out of contention to make the playoffs with six points from 11 matches.

BCCI: Captain Shashank Manohar jumps off burning deck
Wed, May 11, 2016

BCCI president Shashank Manohar resigns in bid to become ICC’s chairman even as Board braces for SC directed reforms.

Shashank Manohar resigns from BCCI: Chronicle of a move foretold
Wed, May 11, 2016

Shashank Manohar’s decision to step down from the BCCI hot seat has a lot to do with the ICC constitutional change.

IPL 2016, KKR vs GL: A PK-DK show in Kolkata
Mon, May 09, 2016

Dinesh Karthik’s half-century takes Gujarat Lions to top of the table after Kolkata never fully recover from Praveen Kumar’s burst.

Mumbai Indians, Rising Pune Supergiants to meet IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla on Friday
Fri, Apr 15, 2016

It is learnt that Dharamsala, Jaipur, Raipur, Indore, Kanpur and Vizag have been shortlisted as alternate venues for group league fixtures.

IPL 2016: MI stroll in Rohit Sharma’s garden of Eden
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

At his favourite venue, Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma fires 54-ball 82* to guide the defending champs chase down 188.

IPL 2016: Slow starters Mumbai Indians face Kolkata Knight Riders in their E-den
Wed, Apr 13, 2016

Mumbai Indians lost their first game to Rising Pune SuperGiants while KKR humbled Delhi Daredevils.

IPL 2016, Episode 1: Prime-time horror for Delhi Daredevils in Kolkata
Mon, Apr 11, 2016

Another flop show with the bat does Delhi Daredevils in, while KKR produce a clinical effort in their opening encounter.

IPL 2016: Harsha Bhogle off air, says ‘no one told me anything’
Thu, Apr 14, 2016

BCCI Secretary Anurag Thakur and IPL Chairman Rajeev Shukla refused to comment on Harsha Bhogle’s sudden ouster.

IPL 2016, KKR vs DD: With Rahul Dravid-Paddy Upton partnership, Delhi Daredevils embrace Rajasthan Royals model
Sun, Apr 10, 2016

With Rahul Dravid roped in as mentor and Paddy Upton as head coach, DD made a strong shift towards Rajasthan Royals model.

England: A history of heartbreaks
Tue, Apr 05, 2016

Theirs is a repetitive narrative of heartbreaks — undone by a cocktail of brain freeze, nervousness and occasional refereeing blunders.

West Indies vs England: Ben Stokes extinguishes England fire
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

It was England's game to lose. But Ben Stokes blew it away. Four length balls in a row and all of them disappeared into the crowd.

Women’s World T20: Maiden title for West Indies women
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

Hayley Matthews and Stafanie Taylor fashion West Indies to their first World T20 triumph, Australia dethroned.

West Indies vs England: England have wings to fly, hope to soar once again
Mon, Apr 04, 2016

After disappointment at 50-over World Cup last year, England have turn things around to reach World T20 final in 2016.

India vs West Indies: Prologue to the semi-finals as India piggyback on Virat Kohli
Wed, Mar 30, 2016

For India, it has been a one-man show with the bat. Rohit Sharma has scored 45 runs, Shikhar Dhawan 43, Suresh Raina 41 and Yuvraj Singh 51. Much below Kohli's 184.

NZ vs BAN: Blackout at Eden Gardens, but New Zealand turn on the voltage
Sun, Mar 27, 2016

New Zealand's fourth successive victory was halted for 11 minutes when one of the light towers went off at Eden Gardens.

New Zealand vs Bangladesh: ‘Broken’ Bangladesh seek redemption against Black Caps
Sat, Mar 26, 2016

Bangladesh played their first Test in November 2000. Sixteen years down the line, Bangladesh haven’t yet reached the semi-finals of any ICC event.

Not on the sunny side: How Eden Gardens wicket turned on its head
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Eden Gardens’ playing arena underwent an overhaul under Sujan Mukherjee. And the India, Pakistan fixture had everyone perplexed.

India vs Pakistan: Chaser Virat Kohli gets campaign on track
Mon, Mar 21, 2016

Virat Kohli's unbeaten 55 helps India recover from 23/3 to overhaul Pakistan’s total of 118 in rain hit match.

India vs Pakistan: Rivalry gets a show of love as Virat Kohli gifts Mohammad Amir bat
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

The Virat Kohli-Mohammad Amir exchange during the two team's practice session was touching.

India vs Pakistan: Everybody’s game is anybody’s game at Eden Gardens
Sun, Mar 20, 2016

Unpredictability of the format and the teams’ contrasting form in World T20 means there are no favourites for India-Pakistan contest.

ICC World T20: Not a walk in the garden for Sri Lanka against Afghanistan
Fri, Mar 18, 2016

Afghanistan ride on captain Asghar Stanikzai’s 62 off 47 but in the end are pipped by Tillakaratne Dilshan’s unbeaten 83.

Ahead of ICC World T20 opener, Sri Lanka fret over Lasith Malinga’s fitness
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

Lasith Malinga last bowled against UAE and made an impact with his 4/26 which was instrumental in their only win in the Asia Cup T20.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh, World T20: Be afraid, be very Afraidi
Thu, Mar 17, 2016

Ahead of the India match, Shahid Afridi makes 19-ball 49, takes two wickets as Pakistan thrash Bangladesh by 55 runs.

Pakistan vs Bangladesh: Twain shall meet at Eden Gardens
Wed, Mar 16, 2016

Pakistan's participation was in doubt till last minute, but now that they are here, Afridi & Co. hope to bury past when they face Bangladesh.

ICC World T20: India favourites but favourites don’t always finish first
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

India start the ICC World T20 as clear favourites but they have to deal with the likes of South Africa, New Zealand, Australia and Pakistan.