From badminton to cricket, Sandip Sikdar writes on many sporting disciplines. He has the experience of working in digital, news agency as well as print organisations. Motorsport remains his first love.
Articles by Sandip Sikdar
The ninth seed won 13-21, 21-15, 21-16 in a contest that lasted an hour and eight minutes to assure himself of a medal.
The former champion, woefully out of form, squandered a 9-0 second game lead before losing in straight games to Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara in Copenhagen
Ranchi has been chosen to hold the women’s tournament in October-November.
The Indian star hasn't had the best of years but the world championships usually see her find a higher gear
India’s chief hockey coach stresses on the half press and teamwork; the Asian Champions Trophy win shows the players are implementing them
The Harmanpreet-led outfit came from behind to beat Malaysia in the final
The Harmanpreet-led outfit hardly put a foot wrong in a compelling semi-final performance
The global hockey body was considering a tweak as a safety measure to protect the first rusher and defenders
A two-time world champion and Olympic medallist, the Australian, who is now Malaysia's assistant coach, decided to work in a coal mine after retiring
In the semi-final, the hosts run into Japan, the only team they haven't managed to be in the tournament
Former India skipper Rani Rampal doesn't know why she is being kept out of the senior national team
Approval for the window is critical for the HIL to be conducted as foreign players can participate in the lucrative league only if they are not on national duty
Harmanpreet (15th, 23rd) scored a brace while Jugraj (36th) and Akashdeep (55th) scored one each to extend India’s unbeaten run against Pakistan to 16 matches
In the last 15 games between the two sides, India have won 12, two ended in draws while one was a no-result
The vastly experienced coach will mentor the teams in the build up to the Junior World Cups, to be held in November-December
Defending champions Japan are also in India’s Pool A; the women’s team, runners-up at the 2018 Jakarta Games, are in Pool A with South Korea
The hosts won 3-2 to stay on top of the points table in the six-team Asian Champions Trophy in Chennai
Son of watchman and house help, the local player who has risen from a humble background guides India to five-star show in the continental hockey event
The India No.1 lost a marathon match to China’s Weng Hongyang, but was pleased with his consistency ahead of World Championships in Copenhagen later in August
The 31-year-old beat compatriot Priyanshu Rajawat in straight games to enter the final of the Australian Open badminton tournament
The 21-year-old was in superb form as he beat Srikanth 21-13, 21-8 in just 30 minutes
The hosts dominated the match but converted only one of their 14 penalty corner chances while Japan made use of their short corners better
The Harmanpreet Singh-led outfit eased into the Asian Champions Trophy with a 7-2 win in their opener
The six-team Asian Champions Trophy hockey in Chennai will be a prelude to India’s quest for gold in Hangzhou to seal direct qualification for Paris Olympics
When the provisional calendar for the 2023-24 season was announced in June, Hyderabad was missing from the 17-race season.
India’s world No.13, who has been in excellent form, rallied to win the second game before losing to Indonesia’s Jonatan Christie in a hard-fought match
Sen will be the only Indian in action on Saturday after HS Prannoy and the pairing of Satwiksairaj Rankireddy and Chirag Shetty lost their respective QFs
The double Olympic medallist, struggling for consistency this season, will be guided by the former All England champion until the Paris Olympics
Aryan Nehra trains under Florida university’s swimming programme, which has produced Olympic champions such as Ryan Lochte, Tracy Caulkins, Conor Dwyer
The Indian women’s hockey team has won the event only once (2016) out of six editions.