Free Press Journal
  • Rewind: India vs Sri Lanka, Galle Test 2008: When Sehwag lorded over Sri Lanka

    As Virat Kohli-led side began their first Test in the three-Test series against Sri Lanka in Galle, we take a look at the 2008 Test between the two teams on the same ground. It was the second match of that three-Test series. Of course, the wicket in Galle helped spinners. The test between India and Sri Lanka in 2008 was one of the toughest away tour that the Indians went to in

  • Live Scores, match updates, commentary: India vs Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Day 1 at Galle

    India, the No 1 ranked side in Test cricket take on Sri Lanka at the Galle International Stadium in the first Test of the series. India over the last year played 13 Test matches on home soil will now return to Sri Lanka after two years, having last played in Sri Lanka in 2015 and winning the series 2-1. This is the first series for India under new head coach Ravi Shastri after the

  • Galle: Place where India’s quest for No.1 began

    Virat Kohli and Co. would be keen to avenge their embarrassing loss at the Galle International Stadium in 2015 when they crashed to an embarrassing loss on day four after being bowled out for 112 while chasing 176

  • We’ll have to come up with something special: Rangana Herath

    Galle : Sri Lanka’s stand-in captain Rangana Herath says his team will have to come up with “something special” to have a chance against world No.1 India in the three-match cricket Test series starting here.

  • McGrath praises experienced Umesh Yadav

    Mumbai : Former Australian seamer Glenn McGrath heaped praise on Umesh Yadav, saying the Indian pace spearhead understands well how to manage the workload of international cricket.

  • Hardik Pandya has a great chance of playing, says Kohli

    Galle : India captain Virat Kohli hinted that Hardik Pandya may get his maiden Test cap against Sri Lanka on Wednesday as he chose to underline the all-rounder’s wicket-taking ability on all kind of tracks.

  • Harmanpreet breaks into top 10

    London : Riding on her stellar batting performances at the just-concluded World Cup, India’s Harmanpreet Kaur broke into the top 10 of the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings.

  • Pay-dispute should be resolved quickly – Glenn McGrath

    Mumbai : Former Australian pacer Glenn McGrath feels it is a shame how the pay dispute involving Australian cricketers has dragged on and hoped for a quick resolution to the long-running issue.

  • ‘Looking forward to just cricket’ – Virat Kohli

    Galle : He has been asked this question a number of times and Virat Kohli today just put a full-stop to the queries regarding the appointment of Ravi Shastri post Anil Kumble’s acrimonious departure.

  • Adam Gilchrist reveals the toughest bowler he kept to

    Melbourne: Former wicketkeeper-batsman Adam Gilchrist, who is most commonly considered as the best wicket-keeper in cricket history, has rated Michael Bevan as the most challenging bowler he kept to. Despite having the pleasure of wicket-keeping to the likes of Shane Warne, Glenn McGrath and Brett Lee in his illustrious international career, the 45-year-old insisted Bevan was extremely difficult to pick out of the hand.

  • Hashan Tillakaratne roped in as Sri Lanka’s batting coach for India series

    Johannesburg: The Sri Lanka cricket team have roped in former batsman Hashan Tillakaratne as their temporary batting coach for the upcoming series against India. India’s tour of Sri Lanka will feature A three-match Test series, five-match ODI series and a lone T20 match, beginning July 26 at the Galle. The team has been without a permanent head coach after Graham Ford stepped down from the position following an unsuccessful Champions Trophy campaign.