Free Press Journal
  • The impressive evolution of Jasprit Bumrah, India’s new death-overs specialist

    New Zealand’s tour of India ended with hosts prevailing in a very tight series in both one day international (ODI) and T20I series by 2-1 margin. Black Caps showed their grit and determination, but could not cross that finishing mark and India, as some would say, got lucky and won the big moments during the series. Indian team has over the years excelled in limited overs cricket due to its powerful batting

  • We were not good enough in the deciders, says NZ captain Kane Williamson

    Thiruvananthapuram: New Zealand captain Kane Williamson said though his team played well in the ODI and T20series and put up a good fight but were not good enough in both the deciding rubbers. “In both of them (deciders), we were very good, just not quite good enough. Both of them came down to the last couple of balls and when that is the case it’s such small margins. On a whole as

  • People are conveniently targetting Dhoni: India captain Virat Kohli to critics

    Thiruvananthapuram: Livid with constant scrutiny of Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s finishing skills, India captain Virat Kohli hit back at the critics for “conviniently” singling out one man while ignoring failure of other players, including himself. Dhoni’s 37-ball-49 in the second T20 International that India lost to New Zealand was panned by experts as he played too many dot balls. While VVS Laxman has said that someone younger should be tried in T20s,

  • India vs New Zealand: India coach Ravi Shastri praises Jasprit Bumrah after India’s win

    Thiruvananthapuram: India coach Ravi Shastri heaped praise on pacer Jasprit Bumrah after India defeated New Zealand in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) here on Tuesday. Bumrah produced a superb performance with figures of 2/9 in his two overs as India won by six runs to clinch the three-match series 2-1.

  • India vs New Zealand: India beat Black Caps to clinch series

    Thiruvananthapuram: India defeated New Zealand by six runs in the third and final Twenty20 International (T20I) to win the series at the Greenfield International Stadium here on Tuesday. The three-match series was locked 1-1 after the hosts won the opening match in Delhi while New Zealand clinched the second encounter in Rajkot.

  • India vs New Zealand: End of the road for MS Dhoni in T20s, or final flourish left?

    New Zealand’s tour of India has seen many twists and turns and on November 7 (Tuesday) the final T20I will be played at Greenfield International stadium, Kerala. India in this particular series have played inconsistent cricket and just managed to win the one day international (ODI) series by 2-1. India’s performance in the second T20I at Rajkot, where men in blue lost the match by 40 runs has raised many pertinent questions

  • India vs New Zealand: Ashish Nehra ‘satisfied’ to retire on a high

    New Delhi: Very few cricketers bid adieu to international cricket with both the bowling ends named after them and that too in their home ground but veteran pacer Ashish Nehra called himself “fortunate” to have all these during his farewell game — the first T20 International against New Zealand at the Ferozshah Kotla here.

  • India vs New Zealand: We gave a clinical performance, says Virat Kohli

    New Delhi: Captain Virat Kohli today creditedIndia’s first ever win over New Zealand in T20 International to the clinical show by both his batsmen and bowlers. “Very clinical performance with the whole team. I thought the wicket was damp but Rohit (Sharma) and Shikhar (Dhawan)were outstanding. And with the ball as well, we were brilliant. The bowlers bowled where they should and the fielders backed it up,” Kohli said

  • India vs New Zealand: NZ captain Kane Williamson blames bowling for defeat

    New Delhi: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson rued his team’s poor bowling effort for the loss to India in the opening clash of the three-match Twenty20 International (T20I) series here on Wednesday. India dominated all departments of the game, putting together a massive total of 202/3 before restricting the visitors to 149/8.

  • India vs New Zealand: Mayanti Langer asks Suresh Raina for WiFi password, Twitterati have fun

    Mayanti Langer, one of India’s leading sports anchors and wife of cricketer Stuart Binny, was in Kanpur as a part of team covering Team India’s third and final ODI against New Zealand, found something peculiar at the Green Park stadium. While browsing for WiFi in the stadium, Langer found that, among the many Wi-Fi networks was one with the name “SureshRaina.” Mayanti then put the screenshot of the image

  • India vs New Zealand: India aim to make Ashish Nehra’s swansong memorable at Kotla

    New Delhi: Veteran Indian pacer Ashish Nehra will bid adieu to his illustrious 18-year international career when he turned out one last time for the Men in Blue in the first T20I of the three-match series against New Zealand at his home ground later today. Coming on the back of a 2-1 ODI series win against New Zealand, the Virat Kohli-led side will be aiming to continue their impressive run of

  • India vs New Zealand: Spotlight on Nehra, India look to turn tables in T20s vs NZ

    New Delhi: Ashish Nehra running into bowl one last time at a place where it all began will form the subplot as India aim to better their abysmal T20 record againstNew Zealand in the three-match series starting here tomorrow. The opening match at the Feroz Shah Kotla will be Nehra’slast game in competitive cricket and India would look to bid befitting farewell to the seamer, whose career has been characterized by many injuries and

  • India vs New Zealand ODIs 2017: Lucky escape for India as spirited Kiwis again fall just short

    New Zealand’s tour of India came to a riveting end as visitors lost the third one day international (ODI) at Kanpur by six runs to lose the closely contested series 2-1. NZ fought the odds throughout the series and after their surprise win at Mumbai, Black Caps couldn’t continue the momentum and are still waiting for their maiden series win in India.

  • Rohit Sharma credits bowling unit for final ODI win against New Zealand

    Kanpur: Rohit Sharma, who smashed a brilliant century to help India clinch the final One-Day International (ODI) of three-match series against New Zealand, credited the win to the team’s bowling unit for pulling back the match from the Kiwis. Sharma, who smashed 147 off 138 balls and scored his 15th ODI hundred, showered praises on Bhuvneshwar Kumar and fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah, who claimed three wickets and affected a crucial run out

  • Can Virat Kohli realistically break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of most ODI tons?

    Indian cricket has always been a trendsetter when it comes to milestone — from the days of Sunil Gavaskar reaching 10,000 runs to scoring 34  centuries in Test cricket to Kapil Dev becoming the highest wicket-taker in Test cricket to India’s master blaster Sachin Tendulkar scoring hundred hundreds in international cricket. Indian cricketers and public are obsessed with records and sometimes it is given too much importance than it should get

  • Can Virat Kohli supersede BCCI and selectors over playing for India?

    Indian cricket team and its captain Virat Kohli is in the news, again! The team which focusses on on-field performances sometimes inadvertently finds itself in news for off-field buzz. The team, which is run by the richest board in the world i.e. BCCI is currently playing New Zealand in a short series and on Wednesday won against Kiwis at Pune to square the three match one-day series 1-1. Virat Kohli, who

  • India vs New Zealand: Our top order batsmen failed, says Kane Williamson

    Pune: New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson blamed the top order batsmen for their six wicket loss in the second One Day International match here on Wednesday. Williamson also praised the Indian pacers for doing the job correctly at the start. With this result, India equalised the three match ODI series. In the first match, India were defeated by the visitors by six wickets in Mumbai.

  • India vs New Zealand 2nd ODI: Indian bowlers shine, restrict Kiwi to 230/9

    Pune: Disciplined bowling helped India to restrict New Zealand to 230/9 in the second One Day International match at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium (MCA) here on Wednesday. For New Zealand, middle-order batsmen Colin de Grandhomme (41) Henry Nicholls (42) and Tom Latham (38) were the major contributors.

  • India vs New Zealand: Under pressure India face rare series defeat at home

    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 tomorrow. It is not often that India find themselves in a ‘save the series situation’ at home, having won the last six in their backyard. Not many had also expected New Zealand to topple India in the