All eyes on young Sudeep Chatterjee as Bengal seek revenge against Karnataka
All eyes on young Sudeep Chatterjee as Bengal seek revenge against Karnataka

All eyes will be on Bengal's newest batting sensation Sudeep Chatterjee as the hosts will have revenge on mind as they take on defending champions Karnataka in a second round group league encounter of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament, here on Sunday.

Ranji Trophy: Skipper's knock by Laxmi Ratan Shukla gives Bengal three points vs Baroda
Ranji Trophy: Skipper's knock by Laxmi Ratan Shukla gives Bengal three points vs Baroda

Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla (105 no) scored his ninth century in first-class cricket as Bengal started their campaign on a positive note logging three points in an away game against Baroda in the opening round fixture of the Ranji Trophy cricket tournament.

Ranji Trophy: Upbeat Bengal face Rayudu-less Baroda in opening fixture
Ranji Trophy: Upbeat Bengal face Rayudu-less Baroda in opening fixture

An upbeat Bengal side led by their gutsy captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla will start as favourites in the Ranji Trophy opener against Baroda, who would be without the services of their batting mainstay Ambati Rayudu, out with a hip injury.

Wriddhiman Saha shines with willow as Bengal crush Jharkhand
Wriddhiman Saha shines with willow as Bengal crush Jharkhand

 Wriddhiman Saha showed his prowess with the willow as his unbeaten 69-ball-84 was key to Bengal's crushing 163-run win in the east zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Tuesday.

Shreevats, Veer Pratap shine as Bengal beat Odisha by 25 runs
Shreevats, Veer Pratap shine as Bengal beat Odisha by 25 runs

Pint-sized opener Shreevats Goswami and new ball bowler Veer Pratap Singh produced impressive performances as Bengal comfortably beat Odisha by 25 runs to kick-start their campaign in the East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla retained as Bengal captain for Vijay Hazare Trophy
Laxmi Ratan Shukla retained as Bengal captain for Vijay Hazare Trophy

 Bengal on Monday picked a 16-member squad led by Laxmi Ratan Shukla for the first two matches in the East Zone leg of the Vijay Hazare Trophy here.

Laxmi Ratan Shukla to lead Bengal one-day tourney
Laxmi Ratan Shukla to lead Bengal one-day tourney

Laxmi Ratan Shukla was on Friday named Bengal skipper for the four-team SK Acharya Challenger invitational meet starting next Sunday.

Duleep Trophy: Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattles South Zone after fighting ton from Robin Uthappa
Duleep Trophy: Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattles South Zone after fighting ton from Robin Uthappa

East Zone bowlers led by the seasoned Laxmi Ratan Shukla rattled South Zone in the final hour reducing them to 236 for nine despite Robin Uthappa scoring a well-crafted hundred on the first day of the Duleep Trophy semi-final here on Wednesday.

Duleep Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's ton gives East opening day honours
Duleep Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's ton gives East opening day honours

Skipper Manoj Tiwary led from the front with an unbeaten century as East Zone managed to score 278 all out against West Zone on the opening day's play of the four-day Duleep Trophy quarter-final, here on Wednesday.

Manoj Tiwary to lead East Zone in Duleep Trophy
Manoj Tiwary to lead East Zone in Duleep Trophy

Bengal middle-order batsman Manoj Tiwary will lead the 15-member East Zone cricket team in the Duleep Trophy tournament scheduled from October 15 to 18 in Lahli, Haryana.

Bengal beat Assam by 44 runs

Skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla struck an unbeaten 53 to set up former champions Bengal`s 44-run win over Assam in the East Zone league match for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy T20 tournament at Eden Gardens today.

In-form Bengal favourites in T20 East Zone

Former champions Bengal will take on Assam, while Odisha will face Tripura to begin the East Zone leg of the T20 tournament for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy, here on Tuesday.

Manoj Tiwary back in Bengal team for Vijay Hazare Trophy

A fit-again Manoj Tiwary was on Sunday named in the Bengal`s Vijay Hazare Trophy One-day team, which will be led by Laxmi Ratan Shukla.

Maharashtra`s Sangram Atitkar almost bats Bengal out of Ranji semi-final

Middle-order batsman Sangram Atitkar hammered a listless Bengal attack into submission with an unbeaten 168 as Maharashtra took a mammoth first innings lead to set sights on an innings victory by stumps on the second day of Ranji Trophy semi-final here today.

Ranji Trophy: Fallah rips apart Bengal with seven-wicket haul as Maharashtra dominate

Left-arm seamer Samad Fallah exposed the poor technique of Bengal`s batsmen with some incisive swing bowling to put Maharashtra in the driver`s seat on the first day of their Ranji Trophy semi-final here on Saturday.

Gutsy Bengal take on confident Maharashtra on sporting track

It will be a battle between top-notch batting line-up against a quality seam attack when Maharashtra with the likes of Kedar Jadhav and Vijay Zol take on Laxmi Ratan Shukla-led Bengal in the Ranji Trophy semifinals, starting here tomorrow.

Ganguly bats for Laxmi Ratan Shukla`s comeback to Indian team

Urging Bengal skipper Laxmi Ratan Shukla not to lose hope for a India comeback, Sourav Ganguly today said the national selectors would surely be noticing the allrounder`s sparkling show if they make the Ranji final.

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.

ACSU takes note of actor entering Eden turf after match

BCCI`s Anti Corruption & Security Unit (ACSU) on Sunday took note of an actor belonging to Bengali film industry entering the Eden Gardens playing arena just after Bengal won their Ranji Trophy quarter-final against Railways.

Laxmi Shukla docked full match fees for team`s slow over-rate

Bengal captain Laxmi Ratan Shukla has been docked his full match fees as his team couldn`t maintain the required over-rate during their quarter-final win over Railways at the Eden Gardens.