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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Shamik Chakrabarty


For Hardik Pandya, MS Dhoni is brother, friend, family and role model
Wed, May 25, 2022

Hardik Pandya has not let captaincy affect his game, he is rather thriving in it. The Gujarat Titans skipper has been recalled to the Indian T20I squad as well.

IPL 2022: League toppers take first train to final
Wed, May 25, 2022

Impressive Gujarat one win from title on debut after getting better of Royals in high-scoring qualifier.

Stormy Eden Gardens ready for IPL playoffs
Tue, May 24, 2022

Curator manages to keep pitch and outfield safe amid gusty rain, expects sporting surface for Qualifier 1 and Eliminator games.

Day before rowing final, 2 Kolkata boys went for practice round, didn’t return
Mon, May 23, 2022

Pushan was in Class IX, Souryadeep in Class X. Both were south Kolkata residents -- from Santoshpur and Raja Basanta Roy Road, respectively -- and “good swimmers” but couldn’t negotiate the 90kmph storm and the choppy lake.

IPL: MI knockout DC to give RCB playoff berth
Sun, May 22, 2022

Pant errs in DC’s demise after a Bumrah special upsets the apple cart.

IPL 2022: Ashwin intelligence trumps Ali elegance
Sat, May 21, 2022

Rajasthan ensure they get two chances to make final after ending CSK’s season with another defeat

RR vs CSK: I’ll be back next year, says MS Dhoni
Sat, May 21, 2022

The IPL would return to its traditional home and away mode next year and from Dhoni's comment, it felt like that next season would be his swansong as a player, through a pan-India thanksgiving.

Virat Kohli open to taking a break, will talk to Rahul Dravid
Sat, May 21, 2022

On day he scores 73 off 54, RCB's Kohli says time off from non-stop cricket is needed to rejuvenate mentally and physically.

IPL 2022: How the cookie crumbled for KKR
Thu, May 19, 2022

From a hopeless position, KKR rallied to give themselves a slim playoff chance, but a five-game losing streak mid-season proved to be their bugbear.

Wriddhiman Saha may not play for Bengal anymore; asks for NoC to change states
Wed, May 18, 2022

Saha demands apology from CAB official who questioned his commitment; has been named in Bengal's Ranji Trophy squad

IPL 2022: Hyderabad live to fight another day as Mumbai squander advantage
Wed, May 18, 2022

Sunrisers stay alive, thanks to partnership batting and Malik’s impact bowling.

How DC’s win over Punjab Kings could mean end of the road for RCB
Tue, May 17, 2022

In the final week of the IPL group phase, battle is intense for the one remaining place.

View, Review: Buddhadeb, Mamata, Amit Shah – The politics of Sourav Ganguly
Mon, May 16, 2022

The former Indian captain and BCCI president is well-connected across party lines but has kept his cards close to his chest as regards a future in politics.

KKR CEO consoles players who are sitting out, not involved in selection: Shreyas Iyer backtracks
Sun, May 15, 2022

The KKR captain's comment about the franchise CEO being involved in team selection, made after the previous game, had raised eyebrows.

Rayudu retirement flip-flop: CSK insider says there are ‘slight problems in the family’
Sat, May 14, 2022

CSK chief executive Kasi Viswanathan told Rayudu the management didn't consider him a non-performer, after which he deleted the 'retirement' tweet.

IPL 2022: Big guns fire for Kings
Sat, May 14, 2022

Bairstow, Livingstone with bat, Rabada with ball see off RCB to keep playoff hopes alive.

MS Dhoni hints he will be back next season, talks about CSK’s 2023 plans
Fri, May 13, 2022

A defeat against Mumbai Indians on Thursday ended CSK's playoffs hopes and after the game Dhoni spoke about the future, dropping a hint that he would be part of it.

Is it end of road for IPL legend Kieron Pollard ?
Fri, May 13, 2022

MI, already out of the playoffs race, will have two more group league matches remaining after this and Pollard could still have a send-off. But the writing appears to be on the wall.

Amid rift rumours, CSK CEO says Jadeja released ‘on medical advice’
Sat, May 14, 2022

MS Dhoni publicly spoke about how the pressure of captaincy was affecting Jadeja’s game.

‘Violence will not achieve the change’: Mahela Jayawardene appeals for peace in Sri Lanka
Thu, May 12, 2022

Former Sri Lanka captain and Mumbai Indians head coach says violence will not achieve the desired change in his country

IPL 2022: Titans first among equals
Thu, May 12, 2022

Beat Lucknow Super Giants in a low-scoring top-of-the-table clash to seal playoff berth.

‘CEO involved in team selection’: KKR captain Shreyas’ remark raises questions
Tue, May 10, 2022

If a non-cricketing person wades into team selection, doesn't it undermine the captain and coach's authority?

MI vs KKR: Fired up fast bowlers Bumrah, Cummins deliver with pace and bounce; Rohit rues a tech goof up
Tue, May 10, 2022

The IPL game between struggling teams was one in which fast bowlers from either side made the difference and the main acts had something to prove.

IPL 2022: Delhi Capitals lost to Chennai Super Kings by 91 runs, playoff chances take a hit
Mon, May 09, 2022

Conway, Gaikwad play connoisseur’s cricket. Moeen does bowling star turn.

Ben Stokes is a Virat Kohli in many ways but England’s paucity of talent may weigh him down
Mon, May 09, 2022

Handing over captaincy to the world-class allrounder to revive the Test team's fortunes is only half the job done for the suits in the England and Wales Cricket Board. The question is does England have players to match Stokes's ambitions