Bihan Sengupta

Bihan Sengupta

Bihan is a multimedia correspondent and works with the sports desk in Mumbai. He mostly covers cricket but his interests include football, tennis and badminton as well.

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Kane Williamson will square off against MS Dhoni for the fourth time in IPL 2018 as Sunrisers Hyderabad prepare to take on Chennai Super Kings in the final at the Wankhede stadium.(BCCI)
Kane Williamson will square off against MS Dhoni for the fourth time in IPL 2018 as Sunrisers Hyderabad prepare to take on Chennai Super Kings in the final at the Wankhede stadium.(BCCI)

MS Dhoni vs Kane Williamson & other key player battles in IPL 2018 final

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 27, 2018 12:55 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings and Sunrisers Hyderabad will square off in the final of IPL 2018 and Kane Williamson’s side will be determined to snap the team’s losing streak against two-time champions Chennai Super Kings
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.(BCCI)
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will take on Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) Qualifier 1 at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday.(BCCI)

IPL 2018 Qualifier 1: Memorable matches between Chennai Super Kings-Sunrisers Hyderabad

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2018 11:27 PM IST
Here’s a look at the top five clashes between Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the Indian Premier League
Rangana Herath will be the key for Sri Lanka as they aim to win a Test series in the West Indies for the first time ever.(AFP)
Rangana Herath will be the key for Sri Lanka as they aim to win a Test series in the West Indies for the first time ever.(AFP)

Sri Lanka’s tour of West Indies could be modified over Windies’ financial troubles

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 07:41 PM IST
Sri Lanka’s tour of West Indies could see the third Test being scrapped and an ODI added in order to help the Windies Board gain financially
Wangdi Bhutia showed his support for IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders from Mount Everest base camp.(@StarSportsIndia/Twitter)
Wangdi Bhutia showed his support for IPL franchise Kolkata Knight Riders from Mount Everest base camp.(@StarSportsIndia/Twitter)

Kolkata Knight Riders receive support from Mount Everest base camp

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 06:38 PM IST
Wangdi Bhutia, a big fan of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 franchise Kolkata Knight Riders displayed his support for the team at the top of Mount Everest.
Delhi Daredevils skipper Shreyas Iyer (L) and his Chennai Super Kings counterpart MS Dhoni pose for the cameras ahead of the IPL 2018 clash between the two teams in New Delhi on Friday.(BCCI)
Delhi Daredevils skipper Shreyas Iyer (L) and his Chennai Super Kings counterpart MS Dhoni pose for the cameras ahead of the IPL 2018 clash between the two teams in New Delhi on Friday.(BCCI)

IPL 2018: Shreyas Iyer’s coin throw fail leaves MS Dhoni in splits

Hindustan Times | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2018 12:13 PM IST
Ahead of the IPL 2018 match between Delhi Daredevils and Chennai Super Kings, MS Dhoni burst into laughter following a botched coin throw by Shreyas Iyer
AB de Villiers (R) and wife Danielle de Villiers have now been married for five years.(Twitter/AB de Villiers)
AB de Villiers (R) and wife Danielle de Villiers have now been married for five years.(Twitter/AB de Villiers)

AB de Villiers reveals story behind proposal to wife Danielle at Taj Mahal

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2018 04:45 PM IST
AB de Villiers tied the knot with his wife Danielle de Villiers in 2013 and the pair have two kids together
Bhaichung Bhutia (not in pic) feels Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine should build a strong core squad around players such as skipper Sunil Chhetri, and then build on it adding new and young players as they emerge.(HT Photo)
Bhaichung Bhutia (not in pic) feels Indian football team coach Stephen Constantine should build a strong core squad around players such as skipper Sunil Chhetri, and then build on it adding new and young players as they emerge.(HT Photo)

Bhaichung Bhutia criticises India coach Stephen Constantine for tinkering too much

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2018 10:04 PM IST
Bhaichung Bhutia felt Indian football team had a realistic chance to advance to the latter stages of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup but wanted coach Constantine to keep the core squad intact before the quadrennial event.
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni (L) is and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik are just two wicketkeepers who have been key to their side’s fortunes in the IPL 2018.(AFP)
Chennai Super Kings captain MS Dhoni (L) is and Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Dinesh Karthik are just two wicketkeepers who have been key to their side’s fortunes in the IPL 2018.(AFP)

MS Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik and other Indian wicketkeepers make a statement in IPL 2018

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 10:11 AM IST
It’s impossible to find a proper replacement for MS Dhoni but the IPL 2018 has thrown up options that one can look forward to when the fateful day arrives.
Jos Buttler plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 13, 2018.(AFP)
Jos Buttler plays a shot during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match Mumbai Indians vs Rajasthan Royals at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 13, 2018.(AFP)

IPL 2018: First Sanju Samson, now Jos Buttler carrying Rajasthan Royals’ play-off hopes

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 08:40 AM IST
Rajasthan Royals have won six games in IPL 2018 so far and on five of those occasions, it was either Sanju Samson or Jos Buttler who walked away with the man-of-the-match award.
Mumbai Indians lost three wickets for 44 runs in the middle overs as Rajasthan Royals won the game by seven wickets to stay alive in the race for the play-offs.(BCCI)
Mumbai Indians lost three wickets for 44 runs in the middle overs as Rajasthan Royals won the game by seven wickets to stay alive in the race for the play-offs.(BCCI)

IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians’ inconsistent batting reason for defeat - Ben Cutting

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 14, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Ben Cutting has said losing wickets in heaps during the middle overs was the main reason behind Mumbai Indians’ loss against Rajasthan Royals which has put them on the brink of elimination.
Mumbai Indians’ Evin Lewis celebrates after scoring fifty in an IPL 2018 game against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Sunday.(AP)
Mumbai Indians’ Evin Lewis celebrates after scoring fifty in an IPL 2018 game against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Sunday.(AP)

IPL 2018: Evin Lewis gives Mumbai Indians opening boost vs Rajasthan Royals

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 09:38 PM IST
Mumbai Indians opener Evin Lewis scored 60 runs in their IPL 2018 game against Rajasthan Royals in Mumbai on Sunday.
Jos Buttler in action for Rajasthan Royals during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.(PTI)
Jos Buttler in action for Rajasthan Royals during their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday.(PTI)

IPL 2018: Jos Buttler guides Rajasthan Royals to crucial win vs Mumbai Indians

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2018 11:58 PM IST
Jos Buttler scored 94* as Rajasthan Royals (RR) beat Mumbai Indians (MI) to reach 12 points in 12 Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 matches on Sunday.
Krunal Pandya has been a prominent performer for Mumbai Indians in this season of Indian Premier League (IPL).(AFP)
Krunal Pandya has been a prominent performer for Mumbai Indians in this season of Indian Premier League (IPL).(AFP)

Krunal Pandya not distracted by India A selection as MI eye IPL 2018 play-offs

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 09:48 PM IST
Krunal Pandya, who was included in the India A squad for the tour of England, said that reaching the IPL 2018 play-offs with Mumbai Indians is still his first priority.
Mumbai Indians have 10 points from 11 matches ahead of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match against Rajasthan Royals.(AFP)
Mumbai Indians have 10 points from 11 matches ahead of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 match against Rajasthan Royals.(AFP)

IPL 2018: In do-or-die match, Mumbai Indians start favourites vs Rajasthan Royals

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2018 11:15 PM IST
A loss for either Mumbai Indians or Rajasthan Royals could virtually mean the end of their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 campaign while a win will come as a breather
VIrat Kohli is one of the most competitive cricketers in the world, according to Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Quinton de Kock.(PTI)
VIrat Kohli is one of the most competitive cricketers in the world, according to Royal Challengers Bangalore teammate Quinton de Kock.(PTI)

Virat Kohli always wants to be the best, says Quinton de Kock

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2018 08:27 PM IST
Quinton De Kock, who plays for the Royal Challengers Banaglore, also heaped praise on his teammate and India skipper Kohli.
Hardik Pandya guided Mumbai Indians to victory during their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.(PTI)
Hardik Pandya guided Mumbai Indians to victory during their Indian Premier League match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.(PTI)

Hardik Pandya takes all-round show versus Kolkata Knight Riders in his stride

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 10:57 PM IST
Hardik Pandya scored a quick-fire 35 off 20 balls and took two wickets as Mumbai Indians defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 encounter in Mumbai on Sunday.
Hardik Pandya’s all-round exploits helped Mumbai Indians stay alive in the race for the IPL play-offs with a 13-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.(BCCI)
Hardik Pandya’s all-round exploits helped Mumbai Indians stay alive in the race for the IPL play-offs with a 13-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.(BCCI)

IPL 2018: Mumbai Indians stay alive with 13-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders

Hindustan Times, Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2018 08:09 PM IST
Hardik Pandya’s all-round exploits and Suryakumar Yadav’s 59 helped Mumbai Indians beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 13 runs and stay alive in the race for the play-offs in the IPL 2018.
Mumbai Indians will look to keep alive their hopes of making to the IPL 2018 play-offs with a win over Kolkata Knight Riders.(AFP)
Mumbai Indians will look to keep alive their hopes of making to the IPL 2018 play-offs with a win over Kolkata Knight Riders.(AFP)

Mumbai Indians seek to boost play-off hopes with win over Kolkata Knight Riders

Mumbai | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2018 11:35 PM IST
Against Kolkata Knight Riders, Mumbai Indians face not just a tricky test, but a daunting one
MS Dhoni scored 70 off 34 balls to guide Chennai Super Kings to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL 2018 match on Wednesday.(AFP)
MS Dhoni scored 70 off 34 balls to guide Chennai Super Kings to a five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in their IPL 2018 match on Wednesday.(AFP)

IPL 2018: Aided by Ambati Rayudu, MS Dhoni rolls back the years for CSK

Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 07:17 PM IST
MS Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu combined to pull off a sensational win over Chennai Super Kings in their IPL 2018 clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday
Despite Chennai Super Kings conceding a lot of runs in their IPL 2018 campaign so far, coach Stephen Fleming has refused to blame his bowlers.(AFP)
Despite Chennai Super Kings conceding a lot of runs in their IPL 2018 campaign so far, coach Stephen Fleming has refused to blame his bowlers.(AFP)

Stephen Fleming not concerned by Chennai Super Kings’ bowling

Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 12:01 PM IST
On three occasions in IPL 2018, the opposition has managed to go past the 200-run mark against Chennai Super Kings, but coach Stephen Fleming isn’t worried
Quinton de Kock (R) lamented Royal Challengers Bangalore’s narrow loss to Chennai Super Kings in the IPL on Wednesday.(AFP)
Quinton de Kock (R) lamented Royal Challengers Bangalore’s narrow loss to Chennai Super Kings in the IPL on Wednesday.(AFP)

Loss to Chennai Super Kings a tough pill to swallow: Quinton de Kock

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 11:30 AM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s Quinton de Kock said losing to Chennai Super Kings at the death in their IPL 2018 clash is a hard pill to swallow
Quinton de Kock notched up his first half-century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 this season vs Chennai Super Kings as the home side notched up 205/8 in the first innings.(AP)
Quinton de Kock notched up his first half-century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 this season vs Chennai Super Kings as the home side notched up 205/8 in the first innings.(AP)

IPL 2018: Quinton de Kock leads Royal Challengers Bangalore charge vs Chennai Super Kings

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 10:01 PM IST
Quinton de Kock notched up his first half-century of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018 this season vs Chennai Super Kings as the home side notched up 205/8 in the first innings.
AB De Villiers scored a quickfire fifty for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2018 match against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.(BCCI)
AB De Villiers scored a quickfire fifty for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL 2018 match against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.(BCCI)

IPL 2018: AB De Villiers blitz takes Royal Challengers Bangalore to 205/8 vs Chennai Super Kings

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 25, 2018 09:59 PM IST
AB De Villiers was at his explosive best as the Proteas batsman scored his 25th Indian Premier League (IPL) fifty to guide Royal Challengers Bangalore to a competitive total against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday
MS Dhoni blasted 70* off 34 balls to power Chennai Super Kings to a thrilling five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.(PTI)
MS Dhoni blasted 70* off 34 balls to power Chennai Super Kings to a thrilling five-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore.(PTI)

MS Dhoni, Ambati Rayudu guide CSK to thrilling win over RCB in IPL 2018

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2018 08:57 AM IST
MS Dhoni’s brilliant, unbeaten 70 and Ambati Rayudu’s superb 82 helped Chennai Super Kings chase down 206 against Royal Challengers Bangalore and win by five wickets
Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2018 on Wednesday.(AP)
Chennai Super Kings will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2018 on Wednesday.(AP)

IPL 2018: Age not a factor for Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 07:35 PM IST
Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming says he has seen that experience and professional players dominate big part of IPL 2018, rubbishing the theory that core of his team is ageing.
Star Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers has played down concerns of their bowling ahead of the IPL 2018 clash vs Chennai Super Kings.(PTI)
Star Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers has played down concerns of their bowling ahead of the IPL 2018 clash vs Chennai Super Kings.(PTI)

IPL 2018: AB de Villiers plays down bowling concerns of Royal Challengers Bangalore

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 07:04 PM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman AB de Villiers said they should use the opportunity against Chennai Super Kings at home to build momentum and bounce back in IPL 2018.
The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on MS Dhoni captained Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.(PTI)
The Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on MS Dhoni captained Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday.(PTI)

IPL 2018: Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore renew rivalry

Hindustan Times, Bangalore | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2018 07:03 PM IST
It has been four years since Royal Challengers Bangalore have beaten the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League.
Shane Watson has heaped praise on Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni.(AP)
Shane Watson has heaped praise on Chennai Super Kings skipper MS Dhoni.(AP)

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni’s intuition is incredible, says Shane Watson

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 09:00 AM IST
Shane Watson, who scored his third Indian Premier league ton on Friday, says Chennai Super Kings’ skipper MS Dhoni has an incredible feel for the game.
Chennai Super Kings’ Shane Watson plays a shot during their 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals at The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.(AFP)
Chennai Super Kings’ Shane Watson plays a shot during their 2018 Indian Premier League (IPL) match against Rajasthan Royals at The Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune on Friday.(AFP)

Playing against my old team Rajasthan Royals motivated me: Shane Watson

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 21, 2018 08:48 AM IST
Shane Watson said that his century for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Friday was motivated by the fact that he was playing against his old team Rajasthan Royals
Shane Watson of the Chennai Super Kings celebrates his century vs Rajasthan Royals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Cricket Stadium, Pune on 20th April 2018.(IPL)
Shane Watson of the Chennai Super Kings celebrates his century vs Rajasthan Royals at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Cricket Stadium, Pune on 20th April 2018.(IPL)

IPL 2018: Shane Watson powers Chennai Super Kings to win vs Rajasthan Royals

Hindustan Times, Pune | By Bihan Sengupta
UPDATED ON APR 20, 2018 11:49 PM IST
Shane Watson smashed his third IPL century as Chennai Super Kings moved to their new ‘home’ in style by producing a comprehensive 64-run win over Rajasthan Royals in an IPL 2018 game in Pune on Friday.
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