Shamik Chakrabarty

Articles By Shamik Chakrabarty

PCB chief Mohsin Khan quits panel, hints at bigger role in the offing

The 64-year-old Mohsin Khan played 48 Tests and 75 ODIs, with seven centuries in the longer format and two in limited-overs cricket.

World Cup 2019: All hell breaks loose in Pakistan

PCB is conducting a review, former players want heads to roll while talk of a rift within the team is rife.

Shakib Al Hasan at wheel, Bangladesh on Caribbean cruise

ICC World Cup 2019: On Monday at Taunton, Shakib scored his ninth ODI hundred. It took his tally to 384 runs from four matches in this World Cup at an average of 128.

Explained: Why a washed off India-Pakistan match might not be bad afterall

In a World Cup where every team is playing nine group league matches, six wins all but confirm the ticket to the semifinal. From that point of view, India still can cope with another washout.

PCB chief Ehasn Mani: No discussion on weather at ICC meets that I attended

On Thursday, India versus New Zealand match at Trent Bridge was abandoned without a ball being bowled. It was the fourth washout in the ongoing World Cup.

We don’t need to make gestures: PCB chief Ehasn Mani on MS Dhoni’s gloves

A week after a Pakistan minister said “Dhoni was not in England for Mahabharat”, the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman struck a reconciliatory note.

Filling a Shikhar-sized void: Selectors dial Rishabh Pant but who will open?

The team management will now have to rejig the opening combination. KL Rahul’s promotion to partner Rohit Sharma at the top will see the No.4 position fall vacant.

Explained: When skipper Rahul Dravid advocated Yuvraj Singh’s ‘poor’ conversion rate

"You should judge the batsmen who bat there on the impact they make; their strike-rates,” Rahul Dravid had said.

ICC rejects BCCI’s push for Army insignia on MS Dhoni’s gloves

In a statement Friday evening, the game’s world governing body said: “The ICC has responded to the BCCI to confirm the logo displayed by M S Dhoni in the previous match is not permitted to be worn on his wicket-keeping gloves at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.”

World Cup 2019: Positives of bowling a negative line

South Africa’s fast bowlers should stick to fifth-sixth stump line in their crucial World Cup duel against India, reckons Fanie de Villiers.

World Cup 2019: Sepia gets a coat of reality

In 1992 too Pakistan lost their opener to West Indies, but Aaqib Javed tempers the nostalgic high of the fans

BCCI ignores Lakshadweep’s affiliation request; rushes to Maldives aid

The Indian board, helmed by the Committee of Administrators (CoA) at the moment, however, hasn’t yet responded to the Lakshadweep Cricket Association’s requests that sought the BCCI affiliation.

BCCI Domestic Cricket Conclave: Proposal to do away with coin toss

Doing away with toss, neutral venues for knock-out games were some of the suggestions at the BCCI conclave for captains and coaches.

Explained: Chennai Super Kings vs Mumbai Indians — Here are the three factors that will decide who wins

Together MI and CSK have six IPL titles between them - three apiece. CSK and MI are the two most successful franchises because cricket and structure-wise they are better than the rest.

Explained: Why John Campbell, Shai Hope’s record 365-run opening is significant

Campbell scoring 179 runs off 137 balls and Hope making 172 off 152 deliveries add serious muscles to the West Indies top-order, with an eye to the World Cup.

Hyderabad’s Charm-minar

After the ‘sandpaper gate’ in Cape Town last year, he became the persona non grata in Australian cricket, administrators and fans alike.

IPL 2019: 34 balls, 91 runs, nine sixes, KKR survive Pandyamonium

The final over of the innings yielded 20 runs. Two sixes and as many fours took Russell to 80 not out off 40 balls, with six fours and eight sixes. KKR posted 232/2 - the highest total in this IPL.

IPL 2019 KKR vs RR: Royals have a knight out at Eden

IPL 2019: Varun Aaron, Riyan Parag leave their mark as Rajasthan consign KKR to sixth defeat on the trot.

Lodha reforms: State units convey reservations to amicus curiae

Many members feels that the Committee of Administrators (CoA) has taken liberties while drafting the new BCCI constitution.

IPL 2019: Virat Kohli’s RCB out of race despite 10-run victory against KKR

Virat Kohli comes to party after Royal Challengers Bangalore are all but out of race; Kolkata Knight Riders leave it too late for Andre Russell to win them the game