Free Press Journal
  • Buttler’s royal show

    Jaipur : Despite the lone ranger act by K L Rahul (95 not out off 70 balls), it was Jose Buttler’s heroics that won the day as Rajasthan Royals defeated Kings XI Punjab by 15 runs in their do-or-die IPL match here. Buttler scored 82 runs, stumped dangerous Chris Gayle and was instrumental in running out Axar Patel to turn the tide in his team’s favour. Needing 32 runs to win off

  • In Picture: Hardik Pandya, Yuvraj Singh, Jasprit Bumrah, Axar Patel sweat it out in a gym

    Team India’s fitness first mantra seems to have started a kind of revolution among the players, with everyone focusing on fitness and technical skills. Every player can be seen focusing on his fitness, especially after the Yo-Yo test becoming one of the most important criteria to get selected in the Indian team.

  • Axar Patel gives fans a glimpse of his new car, check it out

    Cricketers and their love for bikes and cars are pretty evident. MS Dhoni is known for his passion for bikes, while skipper Virat Kohli is fond of luxury cars. And now, all-rounder Axar Patel took to Instagram and gave his fans a glimpse of his new car. He posted a picture of his new ride, a Land Rover Discovery. The Discovery, a premium SUV, is priced between Rs 40.57

  • Variation of pace was crucial: Spinner Axar Patel

    Nagpur : Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who scalped three wickets for 38 in India’s seven-wicket win over Australia in the fifth and final One-Day International (ODI) here, said on Sunday that his variation of pace troubled the visiting batsmen.

  • India vs Australia: Axar Patel returns, Shikhar Dhawan left out for last two ODIs

    New Delhi: The All-India Senior Selection Committee has named the Indian Cricket Team for the last two ODIs of the ongoing five-match series against Australia. Opener Shikhar Dhawan, who missed the first three games due to family emergency, is left out for the last two matches. Barring this, the team remains the same.

  • I am pushing hard for a place in 2019 World Cup team, says Saha

    Kolkata : Mahendra Singh Dhoni might be firmly occupying the wicketkeeper’s slot in ODIs but India’s Test glovesman Wriddhiman Saha has said he has not given up on his World Cup dreams and is pushing hard to play in the 2019 quadrennial event.

  • India will surely win 2019 World Cup, says Axar Patel

    Dambulla: Left-arm spinner Axar Patel, who was one of India’s star performers in the Dambulla ODI, believes that the current Indian team is on a roll and exuded confidence that they will surely win the 2019 ICC World Cup slated to be held in England.

  • Axar Patel

    Axar Patel to replace Jadeja

    Colombo : Left-arm spinner Axar Patel has been named as a replacement for suspended Ravindra Jadeja in the 15-member Indian team for the third cricket Test against Sri Lanka, starting in Kandy on August 12.

  • India A crush Afghanistan by 7 wickets in tri-nation tourney

    Pretoria : India A rode on three-wicket hauls from Vijay Shankar and Axar Patel, and a half century from Karun Nair, to beat Afghanistan A by seven wickets and register their first win in the tri-nation ‘A’ tournament.

  • ‘We’ll try to maintain winning momentum’

    On captain Glenn Maxwell’s form, Axar said, “It is not true that he is not firing. In the middle, he has played few balls and finished games. Even against Mumbai Indians in Indore, he scored runs. In last two games, maybe the runs have not come. Wicket also was helpful to the bowlers. It is not true that he’s not able to score. He is confident and will do well.”

  • Spinner Nadeem could be in fray for T20 against England

    New Delhi : Jharkhand’s seasoned left-arm spinner Shahbaz Nadeem has made a strong case for himself to be considered for the six-match limited overs series against England after Ravindra Jadeja’s understudy Axar Patel on Thursday underwent a finger surgery in Mumbai.

  • India A thrashed

    Townsville (Australia) : The India A cricket team suffered a humiliating eight-wicket loss to Australia after being shot out for a mere 55 runs in the opening match of a quadrangular One-Day series here on Sunday.

  • Ind v ZIM: Wounded India eye fightback against revived Zimbabwe

    Harare: Handed a rude shock in the opening game, the Indian youngsters will have to raise their game in the second Twenty20 International to stay afloat in the three-match series against minnows Zimbabwe, here tomorrow.