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Ben Stokes
Sports  /  Published 05.03.21

Ben Stokes rues missed chance against India

Ben Stokes was probably the only player, along with Jonny Bairstow, who understood what skipper Joe Root had meant by urging England batsmen to be “brave” in their approach. Braving a sto...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 04.03.21

England bowled out for 205, Axar Patel grabs 4

England's batsmen lost the battle of both mind and skills in yet another shoddy performance to surrender the momentum to India with Axar Patel and Ravichandran Ashwin calling the shots on the open...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Ahmedabad

Sports  /  Published 07.02.21

Pitch: fingers crossed

Joe Root fell 10 short of adding another 100 to his overnight score, but that wouldn’t bother either him or England as the captain’s 536-minute marathon knock (218) took the visitors to a ...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 06.02.21

England ‘Root’-ed at 555/8

Skipper Joe Root continued to torment the Indian spinners with a majestic double century that placed England in a commanding position and scuttled home team's chances of enforcing a favourable res...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Chennai

Sports  /  Published 31.01.21

Jos Buttler lists England’s X-factors

Beating the “best team in the world in their conditions” is certainly a massive task for England, especially after the turn of events in Australia less than a fortnight ago. However, acco...
By A Staff Reporter in Calcutta

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Sports  /  Published 22.01.21

Experiences vary, but challenges similar

Most of those who feast on cricket were left craving for more after the lip-smacking contest between Australia and India concluded a couple of days ago. “Why can’t we have five Tests inste...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 12.12.20

Sri Lanka rest for Ben and Jofra

All-rounder Ben Stokes and fast bowler Jofra Archer have been rested for England’s two-Test tour of Sri Lanka in January, but both will return for the series in India the following month. The d...
By Reuters in London

Sports  /  Published 21.11.20

Afridi's all-round tips for Hardik and Jadeja

Overall, Afridi considers compatriot Yasir Shah as the best leg-spinner currently simply because of the success that he has attained in the Test arena. “For any cricketer, I still believe Test ...
By Sayak Banerjee in Calcutta

Sports  /  Published 31.10.20

Big Ben steals Gayle’s thunder

It’s a crowded bus, the vacant seats are limited, and the passengers are too many. That’s how the situation is in IPL 2020, after Rajasthan Royals registered a commanding seven-wicket win ...
By Our Bureau, Agencies in Calcutta, Abu Dhabi

Sports  /  Published 26.10.20

IPL: Royals beat MI

Rajasthan Royals chased down a daunting target to beat Mumbai Indians by eight wickets in IPL 2020 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Sunday. Ben Stokes smashed a superlative 107 not out with 14 fours an...
By Our Bureau and Agencies in Calcutta, Abu Dhabi


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