Laxmi Ratan Shukla keen on job at hand; giving back to Bengal

Bengal captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla in the past 15 years has played a number of match-winning innings, a few match saving knocks, provided important breakthroughs but never earned back the faith of national selection committees after being dumped when he was just 19.

Ranji Trophy: Shukla leads Bengal`s recovery against Railways

Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla`s valiant unbeaten half-century helped Bengal stage a remarkable fight-back against Railways in their controversy-marred Ranji Trophy quarter-final at the Eden Gardens, here on Friday.

Bengal fritter away advantage after Sudip-Easwaran stand

Youngsters Sudip Chatterjee and Abhimanyu Easwaran, showed maturity beyond years with a brilliant 163-run partnership before another familiar middle-order collapse saw Bengal end the day at 274 for eight against Railways in the Ranji Trophy quarterfinal here Wednesday.

Struggling Bengal axe four players to revive fortunes in Ranji trophy

In a desperate bid to revive their Ranji fortunes, a struggling Bengal today axed four players and named six in a 16-member squad for their Group B league match against leaders Uttar Pradesh, commencing here on December 14.