Shamik Chakrabarty

Articles By Shamik Chakrabarty

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Are Liverpool the greatest team in the English Premier League history?

Liverpool have won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, Club World Cup, the Premier League. Are they the greatest team in the League's history?

Liverpool lifts the trophy after winning the Club World Cup in 2019 (Reuters image)

The young hero: What this Manchester United star is doing for school children

Manchester United star Marcus Rashford spearheads free school meal campaign for children

Dire straits: West Indies cricket need top-class management

West Indies cricket need top-class management to keep the players motivated for the game.

Covid-19 leads to saliva ban on cricket field: Much ado about a trifle

Using saliva to shine the ball is a common practice in cricket. This may come under scanner.

‘Project restart’: Pros and cons

In Germany, Chancellor Angela Merkel has given the go-ahead to Bundesliga’s resumption, in the second half of this month, ending a two-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

Magnanimity of the rich: Cricket needs to take a leaf out of tennis’s book to maintain equilibrium

When the game returns, the struggling cricket boards will be dependent on three superpowers—India, England, Australia—for bailouts

The Premier League conundrum

With the pandemic wreaking a global havoc, football should be the last thing on anybody’s mind

Club Brugge players pose for a team group photo (FILE Photo: Reuters)

PK Banerjee: The footballing colossus will forever remain part of Indian football’s golden folklore

He could advise a national-level swimmer on the underwater dolphin kick. He could talk cricket with Sunil Gavaskar, Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly.

As a footballer and a coach, PK Banerje’s successes have been well-documented (express photo)

Ringside View | Kohli’s Team India yet to inspire confidence against tougher opponents

India has been the world’s top-ranked Test side for over three years now, but the side is yet to inspire confidence against tougher opponents.

Ringside view: Pep Guardiola’s influence in football way beyond his trophy numbers

The defending Premium League champions trail leaders Liverpool by 22 points with 13 games remaining.

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Can resistance from stalwarts dilute the four-day Test cricket?

The love for Test cricket has been unambiguous. Can resistance from stalwarts dilute the four-day Test contest?

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Manchester United have become a global laughing stock

Manchester United, once a great football institution, have become a global laughingstock

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Goodbye, Bob Willis: Death isn’t going to be the end of Willis who inspired a generation of fast bowlers

Death is not going to be the end of Willis who inspired a generation of English fast bowlers

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Day-night Test cricket needs time to become traditional

Ganguly has maintained that, albeit scepticism, day-night Test cricket is the way forward

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South African team is going through a difficult transition, but their decline is alarming

At Ranchi, in the third Test, lots of overs had been lost because of rain. Still, South Africa conceded an innings defeat very early into the fourth morning. In the second Test at Pune also, they had suffered an innings defea

South Africa's captain Faf du Plessis, looking back after being dismissed by India's Mohammed Shami during the third day of India versus South Africa test match in Ranchi (AP photo)

Stats don’t lie: Ravi Ashwin probably experiments a little too much

Ashwin probably experiments a little too much, but he has had a career to be proud of

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Is Paul Pogba’s form the reason behind Manchester United’s decline?

If Christian Eriksen is available in January, United would be better off by getting rid of a sulking Pogba.

Steve Smith shows a batsman can become great without following game’s manual

The middle-order batsman from Mumbai, who struggled to get into his state team in the Ranji Trophy and moved to Railways, had been scoring tons of runs in domestic cricket.

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How Ben Stokes binds Britain at the time of Brexit

With regards to Ben Stokes, the two rivals—Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt—are on the same page

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Ravi Shastri has the job to take Indian cricket to the next level

After taking over from Anil Kumble in 2017, Shastri as the head coach helped the Indian team consolidate their No. 1 position in the ICC Test rankings.

India had lost to West Indies in the 2016 World T20 semifinal, when Shastri was the team director.

Manchester United have the squad to be back among the top four

United have the squad to be back among the top four, although title challenge still looks far away

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Through his grace, Kane Williamson was so influential that even Ravi Shastri doffed his hat

Through his grace, Kane Williamson was so influential that even Ravi Shastri doffed his hat.

Sharp-shooting in cricket: The game has changed, comparing players from different eras an exercise in futility

Cricket has changed and comparing players from different eras is an exercise in futility

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Why Solskjær needs a dressing room free of Pogba

Solskjær needs a dressing room free of Pogba as it will reduce the player-power factor and bad vibes.

World Cup 2019: South Africa in crisis after three successive defeats

South Africa looks to be in crisis after three successive defeats at the ongoing World Cup

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Cup wide open: Onus would be on Rohit, Shikhar to provide a good start

With regards to India, the onus would be on Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan to provide good starts followed by Kohli’s brilliance.

Why Barcelona must clear deadwoods to make room for new arrivals

Barcelona must clear deadwoods to make room for new arrivals, and prepare for life after Messi.

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