Free Press Journal
  • Aussie captain Steve Smith rejects ball-tampering suggestions after loss vs England

    Sydney: Australian captain Steve Smith has shot down suggestions of ball-tampering after video of him using saliva from the corner of his mouth during Sunday’sone-day loss to England raised eyebrows. Smith laughed off the reaction, after watching a replay of the video, saying it was his standard technique for helping shine the white ball with no assistance from any foreign substance.

  • Australia vs South Africa: Holland, Richardson in Australia’s tour squad to South Africa

    Melbourne: Spinner Jon Holland and pacemanJhye Richardson are the surprise selections in a 15-man Australia squad named today for the tour to South Africa next month. Victorian left-arm spinner Holland, 30, played two Tests for Australia against Sri Lanka in mid-2016 but was passed over in the recent 4-0 Ashes Test series win over England. Richardson, 21, is one of five pace bowlers in the Australian touring party for the four-Test series

  • Yuvraj, Harbhajan star for Punjab; Mumbai triumphs

    Kolkata : Veterans Yuvraj Singh and Harbhajan Singh dug deep into their reservoir of experience as star- studded Punjab held their nerves to pip Karnataka via eliminator in the Syed Mushtaq Ali T20 Trophy Super League round here on Sunday.

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    Cricket’s lost talent! Shanthakumaran Sreesanth: Controversy and distractions overshadowed amazing talent

    Shanthakumaran Sreesanth famously known as S. Sreesanth, his cricketing career can be described as a roller-coaster ride. From making headlines across India following his run-in with master blaster Sachin Tendular to the curtains closing in on his international career after the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal, Sreesanth’s career can be a Bollywood box-office hit. An Indian fast bowler who bowled some magical deliveries and match-winning spells, a member of two

  • Australian spinner Nathan Lyon to captain PM XI against England

    Sydney: Australia Test spinner Nathan Lyon will captain the Prime Minister’s XI against England in aTwenty20 match in Canberra next month, Cricket Australia said Saturday. Lyon played a leading role in Australia’s 4-0 AshesTest series win over England, playing in all five Tests and capturing 21 wickets at 29.23.

  • We will definitely try to get Ashwin back in CSK: Dhoni

    Chennai : Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said the franchise would be aiming to get Ravichandran Ashwin back in the fold in the upcoming IPL players’ auction.

  • Kiwis make it 5-0

    Wellington : New Zealand inflicted a rare 5-0 one-day international series whitewash over Pakistan on Friday with a 15-run win at Wellington’s Basin Reserve. A century to Martin Guptill helped the Black Caps set a 272 total that proved too much for Pakistan after Matt Henry tore through their top order.

  • Mahendra Singh Dhoni bats for India’s bowlers

    Chennai : The under-fire Indian Test team got the backing of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who said there are quite a few positives to pick despite the drubbing handed out by South Africa — the prominent one being the bowlers’ performance.