Mental health issues of sportspersons is now a serious topic and recently Australia coach Justin Langer advocated the need to keep a tab on the younger lot as to how they are coping up with trying times.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Wriddhiman Saha confident Bengal bowlers know how to dismiss Saurashtra’s Cheteshwar Pujara in final
Wriddhiman Saha is confident that Bengal's unheralded bunch of bowlers have seen enough of Cheteshwar Pujara on television to plot his dismissal when they take on Saurashtra in the Ranji Trophy final.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: From Pujara vs Porel to Unadkat vs Easwaran, battles which can define the final
In what is expected to be a closely fought Ranji Trophy final, the individual player battles could play a defining role and we identify a few of them that could hog headlines over the next few days.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20 Final: Jaydev Unadkat-inspired Saurashtra poised for glory at home but Bengal cannot be discounted
Both the teams are desperate to go all the way with Saurashtra reaching their fourth final in eight seasons while Bengal has not tasted success in the premier domestic event since the 1989-90 triumph.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Against super consistent Karnataka, Bengal face uphill task to make first final in 13 years
Eight-time winners Karnataka have remained consistent and are appearing in their third semifinals on the trot
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Bengal coach Arun Lal, captain Abhimanyu Easwaran praise BCCI's decision to use DRS in semi-finals
The DRS would be in use for the first time in India's domestic circuit in the two Ranji semi-finals beginning Saturday, but only with limited options as there will be no HawkEye, Snickometer or UltraEdge
Bengal stormed into the Ranji Trophy semi-final by virtue of their first innings lead over Odisha in Cuttack.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Gujarat, Karnataka favourites in quarter-final pool featuring four past winners
Four former champions – Gujarat, Bengal, Karnataka and Saurashtra – are joined by four competitors eyeing a maiden title in Andhra Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Odisha and Goa as the business end of the Ranji Trophy 2019/20 season commences from 20 February.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Pacer Ishan Porel returns to Bengal squad for quarter-final clash against Odisha
Porel, who was doing India A duty during their tour of New Zealand, was on Sunday named in the 16-member squad that also recalled experienced middle-order batsman Sudip Chatterjee.
New golden generation of Indian batting is here, waiting to shine at international level, while already going places
This embarrassment of riches for Indian batting isn’t an accidental offshoot of an optimistic project. Instead, it’s a tribute to the system which enhances exposure not just through a plethora of matches domestically across age-groups, but also through international games for the U19s to go with more frequent and well-planned India 'A' tours.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Sarfaraz Khan's unbeaten double ton powers Mumbai to 372/5 against Himachal Pradesh; Anustup Majumdar leads Bengal recovery
Sarfaraz Khan's unbeaten double ton powered Mumbai to 372/5 on the opening day of their Ranji Trophy game against Himachal Pradesh, while, in another clash, Anustup Majumdar’s unbeaten 94 helped Bengal reach 286 for five against Delhi.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Manoj Tiwary to lead Bengal in Abhimanyu Easwaran's absence, Wriddhiman Saha to miss clash against Delhi
Seniormost player Manoj Tiwary will be back as Bengal captain in absence of Abhimanyu Easwaran in their upcoming Ranji Trophy match against Delhi at the Eden Gardens.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Sarfaraz Khan leads Mumbai's fightback with century; Shahbaz Ahmed's hat-trick helps Bengal thrash Hyderabad
Sarfaraz Khan hit an unbeaten century as Mumbai fought back on the third day of their Ranji Trophy game against Uttar Pradesh while in another clash, Bengal thrashed Hyderabad by an innings and 303 runs.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: IPL snub was difficult to digest, says Manoj Tiwary after smashing maiden triple ton for Bengal
The IPL snub was hard to digest, out-of-favour India batsman Manoj Tiwary said after his monumental triple ton in a Ranji Trophy game on Monday.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Manoj Tiwary slams maiden triple ton to put Bengal in command against Hyderabad; Upendra Yadav hits double century
Manoj Tiwary, was at his sublime best, smashing 30 fours and five sixes, en route to his unbeaten 303 from 414 balls at a strike rate of 73.19. His marathon knock lasted 10 hours and 30 minutes.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Wasim Jaffer's masterful 83, Vidarbha bowlers push Delhi on back-foot on opening day; Manoj Tiwary's ton puts Bengal in command
On a track where players half his age were not able to cross 20-run mark, the former India opener, who is a month shy from being 42, scored 83 in his team's meagre total of 179.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: Shams Mulani, Aditya Tare power Mumbai to 284/6 against Tamil Nadu on Day 1; Vidarbha bundle out Bengal for 170
Shams Mulani (87) and Aditya Tare (69, batting) raised a 155-run partnership with fighting half-centuries to help Mumbai finish the opening day of their Ranji Trophy Group B match against Tamil Nadu at 284 for six.
Ranji Trophy 2019-20: National selector Devang Gandhi asked to leave Bengal dressing room for breach of anti-corruption protocol
The incident happened when the second day's play was held up due to bad light and Gandhi entered the dressing room, looking for team physio.
Manoj Tiwary tweets out over non-selection in Duleep Trophy squads, asks selectors for clarity over criteria
Manoj wrote on the micro-blogging site that despite scoring runs in domestic cricket, he is being ignored consistently by the Indian selectors.
IPL 2019: Manoj Tiwary, Tushar Deshpande attend Delhi Capitals' trials as Shreyas Iyer-led side eye replacements
Tiwary, who has been a part of past 11 IPL editions, missed out at the auction and was doing Bengali commentary for the host broadcaster when he was summoned for the trials.