Free Press Journal
  • 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.

  • Serrao helps Catholic Gym emerge billiards champs

    Catholic Gym returned home richer by Rs 50,000 and the ‘Champions’ trophy while Matunga Gym received the runners-up trophy and a cash award of Rs 25,000. The two losing semi-finalists, KG ‘Four & Half Men’ and MCF ‘Tough Men’ received a cash prize of Rs 12,500 each.

  • Virat Kohli extends unflinching support to Dhoni

    Kingston: India skipper Virat Kohli has extended his predecessor Mahendra Singh Dhoni unflinching support amid a gradually growing chorus of calls for his retirement from international cricket. Kohli spoke warmly about India’s most successful cricket captain hours before he turned 36, while giving cold shoulder to those calling for his retirement. “He is striking the ball beautifully, you don’t need to tell him anything in terms of how to play a situation,

  • Mohammad Amir back to his best, believes Yasir Arafat

    Amir rocked India’s top-order with the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan to set up 180-run win and maiden Champions Trophy title for Pakistan.