Free Press Journal
  • Has coach Ravi Shastri made a difference to India’s winning run?

    Indian cricket team is currently going through a wonderful phase. After blanking Sri Lanka 9-0, the men in blue started off with a win against the Australians at Chennai and will take the on the wounded Kangaroos at Kolkata on Thursday. The team over the past couple of years has gelled really well, under the leadership of Virat Kohli. Kohli, ever since getting the captaincy on permanent basis, has really taken his

  • India vs Australia 2nd ODI at Kolkata: Live scores, match updates, commentary

    India after beating Australia by 26 runs via DLS method in the first one day international at Chennai will now take on Aussies at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. India, who were below par in the first ODI would like to make amends and show that it was just a blip. Hardik Pandya and MS Dhoni proved their worth once again as they took India from 87/5 to 281/7. Indian bowlers bowled well as a unit

  • BCCI nominated MS Dhoni for Padma Bhushan award, the third highest civilian award

    New Delhi: The Indian cricket board has nominated Mahendra Singh Dhoni for the country’s third highest civilian award — the Padma Bhushan — for his contribution to the game. A senior BCCI official confirmed that the Board has only sent one name for the Padma awards this year and it was a unanimous decision to nominate India’s most successful captain.

  • In pictures: Cricketer Harmanpreet Kaur walks the ramp, bowls over everyone

    It seems Indian women’s cricket team Vice Captain Harmanpreet Kaur is all set to grab headlines every now and then. First with her majestic knock of 171 against Australia in the semi-final of the ICC Women’s World Cup earlier this year. Then by becoming first Indian batter to make an appearance in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL), Australia’s premier T20 tournament for cricketers from around the world. And now by debuting

  • Rohit Sharma 2.0: Has he finally got out of the shadow of Virat Kohli?

    Australia is in India for five one-dayers and three T20s and everyone is looking forward to the contest between the arch rivals. And, to add more excitement, it will be a battle of wits and one-upmanship. Steven Smith is a tough cookie and Virat Kohli is a competitor like no one. People tend to focus on the said individuals, but can this summit be about Rohit Sharma, who is creating a niche

  • India vs Australia: Did hosts get lucky to escape with win against Aussies at Chennai?

    Australia’s tour of India started on a predictable note and Australia lost the first one-day at picturesque Chennai by 26 runs via DLS method. Australia held the upper hand throughout the match, but lost momentum at crucial times and with rain also playing a spoilsport didn’t help matter either, and Australia would look at this match as a lost opportunity.

  • I lost out on coach post as I had no setting: Virender Sehwag

    New Delhi: Virender Sehwag on Friday said that he missed out on becoming the Indian cricket team’s chief coach for the lack of patronage from the powers that be in the BCCI and will not apply for the position again. Sehwag lost out to Ravi Shastri, who was touted as the choice of skipper Virat Kohli — an appointment that was not unanimous with former India captain Sourav Ganguly, a member of the Cricket