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Ranji Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's all-round show puts Bengal on top against J&K
Ranji Trophy: Manoj Tiwary's all-round show puts Bengal on top against J&K

An all-round show by Manoj Tiwary put Bengal in the driver's seat against Jammu & Kashmir on the third and penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy Group A cricket fixture at the Eden Gardens here today.

Oz-returned Wriddhiman Saha slams unbeaten ton to lift Bengal from trouble in Ranji Trophy
Oz-returned Wriddhiman Saha slams unbeaten ton to lift Bengal from trouble in Ranji Trophy

Not less than 48 hours after returning from the gruelling tour to Australia, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha slammed an unbeaten century to script Bengal's stunning comeback against Jammu and Kashmir on the opening day of a Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match here today.

Ranji Trophy: Bengal look to bounce back against struggling J&K in Ranji
Ranji Trophy: Bengal look to bounce back against struggling J&K in Ranji

Boosted by Sourav Ganguly's pep talk and the return of Wriddhiman Saha, Bengal will look to bounce back by logging six points against a struggling Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) in their Ranji Trophy cricket Group A match here on Tuesday.

Ranji Trophy: Abhimanyu Easwaran puts Bengal in command against TN
Ranji Trophy: Abhimanyu Easwaran puts Bengal in command against TN

Youngster Abhimanyu Easwaran showed the way with a majestic 150 against Tamil Nadu to take bottom-placed Bengal in sight of their first outright win this season in the Ranji Trophy group A cricket fixture here today.

List of Indian players who could miss out on 15-man World Cup 2015 squad
List of Indian players who could miss out on 15-man World Cup 2015 squad

Indian national selectors will sit on Tuesday to pick up the 15-member World Cup squad, which is scheduled to start from February 14 in Australia and New Zealand.

Ranji Trophy: Bengal to take on Tami Nadu in Eden Gardens on Monday
Ranji Trophy: Bengal to take on Tami Nadu in Eden Gardens on Monday

 After their disastrous show in two consecutive home matches, bottom placed Bengal will have their best chance to turn it around when they face an equally struggling Tamil Nadu in their Ranji Trophy cricket group A fixture here on Monday.

2015 Cricket World Cup trophy tour starts in Kolkata
2015 Cricket World Cup trophy tour starts in Kolkata

The cricket World Cup 2015 trophy was unveiled here Friday amid cheers and celebrations that kickstarted its tour to several cities in the country.

Scare at Chepauk as Railways' player gets hit on the neck

There was yet another scary on-field incident during a Ranji Trophy cricket match which saw Railways fielder Rohan Bhosale being hospitalised after a full-blooded shot by a Tamil Nadu batsman hit on the back of his neck during the third day's play.

Ranji Trophy: Shradul Thakur's five-wicket haul puts Mumbai in command
Ranji Trophy: Shradul Thakur's five-wicket haul puts Mumbai in command

Mumbai pacer Shradul Thakur's third successive five-wicket haul left hosts Bengal staring at another humiliating defeat at home in their Ranji Trophy cricket Group A fixture at Eden Gardens today.

Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer
Close shave for Manoj Tiwary after he is hit by bouncer

Bengal's premier batsman Manoj Tiwary, who is one of India's 30 probables for the World Cup, had a close shave after being hit by an Abhimanyu Mithun rising delivery on the final day of his team's Ranji Trophy cricket match against Karnataka at the Eden Gardens on Wednesday.

30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team
30-man World Cup probables: In defence of infusing young blood in Indian team

In their bid to defend the World Cup title in 2015, Sandeep Patil-led Indian selectors infused young blood and ignored Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir. Inclusion of unheralded players like Axar Patel, Kedar Jadhav, Manoj Tiwary, Sanju Samson, Karn Sharma, etc in the 30-man short-list certainly reflects a new intent.

Change in technique and attitude is key to consistency: Manoj Tiwary
Change in technique and attitude is key to consistency: Manoj Tiwary

Manoj Tiwary is back in national contention with some impressive knocks in domestic cricket and the Bengal batsman attributes his recent form to a "change in technique" along with a "sea change in attitude".

East Zone defeat West by 24 runs to regain Deodhar title
East Zone defeat West by 24 runs to regain Deodhar title

East Zone put up a sterling all-round display to defeat holders West Zone by 24 runs in a keenly contested day/night final of the Deodhar Trophy, regaining the limited-over inter zonal title after a gap of ten seasons.

West hold upper hand over East in Deodhar final
West hold upper hand over East in Deodhar final

Defending champions and hosts West Zone will have a clear edge over strong challengers, East Zone when the two teams meet in the day/night final of the Deodhar Trophy inter-zonal limited over competition at the Wankhede Stadium here on Wednesday.

I wish to get a longer stint in the Indian team: Manoj Tiwary
I wish to get a longer stint in the Indian team: Manoj Tiwary

He has been in and out of the team for some time now but Manoj Tiwary is hopeful that his consistent performances in domestic cricket will help him get a longer rope with the Indian team.

Smashing Manoj Tiwary takes East Zone to Deodhar Trophy final
Smashing Manoj Tiwary takes East Zone to Deodhar Trophy final

Skipper Manoj Tiwary continued his blazing form in domestic competitions with a magnificent 151 that powered East Zone to a comfortable 52-run win over North in the Deodhar Trophy semi-final, here on Sunday.

Gritty East Zone take on formidable North in Deodhar Trophy semis
Gritty East Zone take on formidable North in Deodhar Trophy semis

A depleted East Zone squad led by Manoj Tiwary will take on a much-fancied North Zone side captained by Harbhajan Singh in the semi-final of the Deodhar Trophy here on Sunday.

Manoj Tiwary, Veer Pratap Singh take Bengal to Vijay Hazare semi-finals
Manoj Tiwary, Veer Pratap Singh take Bengal to Vijay Hazare semi-finals

 Manoj Tiwary's belligerent 101-ball 130 followed by seamer Veer Pratap Singh's six-wicket haul enabled Bengal to beat a spirited Vidarbha by 17 runs and enter the semi-finals of the National One Day Championship for the Vijay Hazare Trophy, here on Thursday.

Manoj Tiwary's 'Aurat Khilona Nahi' releasing tomorrow
Manoj Tiwary's 'Aurat Khilona Nahi' releasing tomorrow

Bhojpuri filmstar and BJP MP Manoj Tiwary's movie 'Aurat Khilona Nahi' will release in three states tomorrow.

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.