Articles by Debdutta Bhattacharjee
Apr 11, 2018
IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders will be buoyed by Andre Russell's fireworks, but failure to close out matches is a worryKolkata Knight Riders had a golden opportunity to rack up a valuable away win, which they failed to take, and they would have to be more clinical if they are to progress deep into the tournament and eventually win it.
Apr 09, 2018
IPL 2018: Nitish Rana is Kolkata Kolkata Riders' new bowling ace in the hole after Sunil Narine's batting blitzLike the Narine experiment with the bat, this year one may see the Rana experiment with the ball, and Karthik can cement his legacy much the same way that Gambhir did, if the gamble of using Rana as a partnership-breaker pays off.
Apr 04, 2018
IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders have an able leader in Dinesh Karthik; Mitchell Johnson as frontline pacer augurs wellFor all his captaincy experience with Tamil Nadu, it has to be acknowledged that Karthik has huge shoes to fill at KKR. And Karthik knows that fully well.
Mar 20, 2018
Nidahas Trophy 2018: Bangladesh-Sri Lanka rivalry encouraging, but Tigers must learn to handle success betterThe question is why Bangladesh go on the rampage after every tiny bit of success. One of the reasons could be that success for them has been so scarce that when they do succeed, they lose control of themselves in euphoria and don't quite know what to do.
Mar 18, 2018
Nidahas Trophy 2018: India's pedigree and form make them favourites in final, but Bangladesh are no pushoversNearly 11 years ago, Bangladesh handed India one of their most shocking losses ever. India would do well to sift through the history books once before taking the field on Sunday.
Mar 14, 2018
Nidahas Trophy 2018: India aim for spot in final, but buoyed Bangladesh fully capable of springing a surpriseIndia would be assured by the fact that their bowlers had bounced back after going for plenty in the first match against Sri Lanka. And that is not a mean feat on the batting-friendly Premadasa surface.
Mar 08, 2018
IPL 2018: Kolkata Knight Riders' strategy of matching players to roles before choosing captain a very prudent oneKolkata Knight Riders MD and CEO Venky Mysore said, "The idea was to assemble the best possible team we could and... we were quite confident that among the picks we will be able to get the type of people with the right type of attitude, skill sets and leadership qualities."
Mar 05, 2018
Mumbai T20 league: Unheralded youngsters matching seniors in bidding war key takeaway from player auction"First and foremost, it is a good thing that Mumbai T20 league is happening. It gives the players a lot of opportunities and the stage to show their talent and perform, and if they do well they can only go higher up," said Lalchand Rajput, mentor of the Mumbai North East franchise.
Feb 21, 2018
India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli has rare record in sight as Men in Blue look to wrap up T20I series in CenturionHow efficiently the Proteas execute their plans against India would be the key to determining whether they can keep the series alive after the match on Wednesday. The odds, though, are heavily stacked against them.
Feb 09, 2018
India vs South Africa: Virat Kohli scores tons with machine-like consistency; not even Sachin Tendulkar comes closeKohli's Cape Town hundred was the second in three matches so far in this series, the third century in his last four matches and fourth century in his last six matches.