Free Press Journal
  • India aims for next whitewash

    Dharamsala : A horribly out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane will be aiming to get his mojo back as India, formidable even without regular skipper Virat Kohli, eye another ‘Whitewash’ against Sri Lanka in the three-match ODI series, starting today.

  • Shastri’s timely advice has helped me, says Karthik

    New Delhi : It could well be the last of his innumerable comebacks but Dinesh Karthik is not losing sleep over it as he intends to build on the recent gains in international cricket by following the timely advice of India coach Ravi Shastri.

  • India under pressure

    Pune : An under pressure India will face their stiffest test in recent times when they try to bounce back in the three-match ODI series against a refreshed New Zealand in the must-win second game here.

  • India’s strengths comfortably outrun any challenges

    Nagpur : A team is as strong as its weakest link, and currently India seem to have plugged any apparent holes. Barring the experiment in Bangalore, where the pair of Umesh Yadav and Mohammed Shami bowled rustily, nearly everyone has been a contributor in the four-one mauling of Australia completed in Nagpur. Since both bowlers are proven performers across formats, the off-day in Bangalore can be considered an aberration.

  • Legendary batters Misbah, Younis will be missed: Azhar Mahmood

    In a blog for Pak Passion. net, Mahmood said, “Both of these players had previously formed the bedrock of our batting performances. This will be a difficult phase for our Test team as these two were our top players and it won’t be easy to fill the vacuum left by their departure.”

  • Have to forget the Test loss: Upul Tharanga

    Dambulla : Sri Lanka ODI skipper Upul Tharanga has said that they will have to quickly forget the 0-3 drubbing in the Test series and draw confidence from their win over India in the Champions Trophy.

  • Umar steps up verbal attack on Pakistan coach

    Karachi : Pakistan Test batsman Umar Akmal has stepped up his verbal attack on chief coach Mickey Arthur despite being issued a showcause notice by the country’s cricket board.

  • Anil Kumble took the right decision, feels Azharuddin

    Mumbai : Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin defended Anil Kumble’s decision to quit as Indian cricket team’s head coach, saying the legendary leg- spinner took the right call in the interest of his self respect.

  • Ranatunga urges ICC to probe SL chief

    Colombo : Former skipper Arjuna Ranatunga has blamed Sri Lanka’s string of humiliating defeats on the country’s cricket chief and demanded his investigation by the International Cricket Council.

  • Du Plessis urges SA to follow Elgar lead against England

    Manchester : South Africa captain Faf du Plessis wants his batsmen to raise their game as they look to finish their lengthy tour of England with a flourish in the fourth Test at Old Trafford.

  • Pakistan Cricketers received Champions Trophy 2017 prize money

    Karachi: The Pakistan team that lifted the Champions Trophy in June, will be richer by a few million rupees as the PCB has received the winner’s prize money of 230 million rupees from the International Cricket Council.

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    ‘Never ever felt insecure doing 12th man’s duties’

    New Delhi : It’s not easy if you have been an India Test captain in March and performing the duties of a 12th man in June but Ajinkya Rahane is a team man to the core, who believes that moment one wears the India jersey, one needs to keep all his insecurities and ego issues at bay.

  • Lokesh Rahul

    Fit-again K L Rahul raring to go on SL tour

    New Delhi : Missing major tournaments due to injury is very frustrating for any player and that was the case with Indian cricketer Lokesh Rahul, who was dropped from the team due to shoulder injury. But after a long hiatus, fit-again opener is all set for his new innings with the Sri Lanka tour of India.

  • Chandimal, Tharanga to captain SL

    Colombo : Sri Lanka appointed two new captains on Wednesday to replace Angelo Mathews, who resigned after his side’s humiliating home series defeat to bottom-ranked Zimbabwe.

  • Inzamam slams critics over cash-award row

    Karachi : Former Pakistan skipper and current chairman of selection committee Inzamam ul Haq on Saturday slammed critics, who has questioned the decision of the government to award him 10 million rupees for country’s Champions Trophy triumph.

  • Assertive Virat Kohli needs influential coach to back him

    It is going to be a tough call for both Kohli as well as selectors when they sit down with the new coach to pick the squads for the full tour of Sri Lanka in eight years, with three Tests, five ODIs and one Twenty20 game.