Free Press Journal
  • Fit-again Lokesh Rahul raring to go on Sri Lanka 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 a shoulder injury. But after a long hiatus, fit-again opener is all set for his new innings with the Sri Lanka tour of India.

  • Karun Nair regrets inability to convert starts in Test cricket

    Bengaluru: Ruing his inability to convert starts into substantial scores during the Test series against Australia, which eventually resulted in his being rejected from the national side for the upcoming Sri Lanka cricket tour, middle-order batsman Karun Nair says he is now focussed on the India A tour to South Africa.

  • India’s tour of Sri Lanka: Its mighty Indians vs mediocre Lanka

    Indian cricket team, which just finished a somewhat inconsequential and meaningless short tour of West Indies will next take on Sri Lanka for a full series. The selection committee headed by former Indian gloveman MSK Prasad selected a tried and tested Test squad, which over the last year won every series and played 17 Test matches, with 13 matches played on home soil. The selections were on expected lines and the team

  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: 5 key reasons why India stumbled against Sri Lanka

    India, the defending champions got a rude shock when lowly ranked Sri Lanka (No 7) defeated India by seven wickets at The Oval on Thursday. India, who were put into bat amassed 321/6 in 50 overs, with Shikhar Dhawan scoring his 10th ODI hundred and Mahendra Singh Dhoni rewinding the clock back with scoring a brisk 63.

  • Champions Trophy 2017: We are not invincible, says Virat ahead of virtual quarters

    London: “We are not invincible,” said India captain Virat Kohli as he tried to make sense of the stunning loss to Sri Lanka despite posting, what he thought, was a winning total in their Champions Trophy clash here. India set Sri Lanka a tough target of 322, which the islanders easily chased down with seven wickets in hand.

  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017: India vs Sri Lanka Live Scores, Commentary, Updates

    Sri Lanka will likely open with Gunathilaka. There is a chance Thisara Perera may also enter the XI to beef up the batting, though the more aggressive choice – so long as the pitch is expected to take spin – would be to choose Lakshan Sandakan. The frontline pace trio of Malinga, Nuwan Pradeep and Suranga Lakmal may remain together.

  • Champions Trophy 2017: Sangakkara wants Sri Lanka to play with arrogance vs India

    London: Sri Lanka must defy favourites India with grit and arrogance of youth in their must-win ICC Champions Trophy match, former captain Kumar Sangakkara has said. After being thrashed by South Africa, Sri Lanka finds themselves in a do-or-die situation ahead of the match on Thursday.

  • Asia Cup: India to face Sri Lanka in Mirpur today

    New Delhi: India will face defending champion Sri-Lanka in a round-robin match of the Asia Cup T20 Tournament at the Sher-e- Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur today.

  • Indian eves thrash SL by 9 wkts, complete series whitewash

    Ranchi: The Indian women’s cricket team dished out a clinical performance to thrash Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the third and final Twenty20 International and complete a 3-0 series whitewash, here today.

  • Wish to carry my run of form to World T20

    New Delhi: Hoping to carry his great run of form to the Asia Cup and World T20, India opener Shikhar Dhawan today said keeping things simple and “doing the basics right” has worked in his favour.

  • Do or die- India aim to avoid series loss

    Ranchi:  Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive when they take on the island nation in the second Twenty20 cricket international, here on Friday.

  • Series levelled- Dhawan drives India to make it 1-1

    Ranchi :  India regained their winning touch with a spectacular all-round display as they thrashed Sri Lanka by 69 runs in the second T20 International to level the three match series on Friday.

  • Captain MS Dhoni with teammates during the training session ahead of third T20 match against South Africa at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Wednesday.

    India look to draw parity, keep series alive

    Ranchi: Shocked by an inexperienced Sri Lankan side on a green wicket in the first match, India would aim to regain its winning touch and keep the series alive when they take on the island nation in the second Twenty20 cricket international, here on Friday.

  • India will be toughest in World T20

    Dubai: Australian all-rounder Shane Watson believes that hosts India will be the biggest threat to his team in the World T20 which is scheduled to start on March 9.

  • India women hockey

    India start favourites in women’s hockey summit clash

    Guwahati: Having entered the final after mauling their opponents mercilessly, India are expected to comfortably walk away with the gold when they take on Sri Lanka in the summit clash of the women’s hockey here on Thursday.

  • amit mishra and cheteshwar pujara

    Cheteshwar Pujara ton helps India claw back, reach 292/8 against Sri Lanka

    Colombo: Cheteshwar Pujara marked his comeback with a gritty unbeaten century as India recovered from an early slump to reach a decent 292/8 in their first innings of the third and final cricket Test against Sri Lanka here today. The 27-year-old Pujara (135 batting) notched up his seventh Test century as he anchored the Indian innings brilliantly to take them to a respectable total after being reduced to 119/5 at one stage on an engrossing second day.

  • Cheteshwar Pujara_ India vs Sri Lanka

    Cheteshwar Pujara’s unbeaten 101 takes India to 220/7 at tea

    Colombo: Cheteshwar Pujara scored his seventh century to help India reach 220/7 at tea on the second day of the third Test against Sri Lanka at the Sinhalese Sports Club (SSC) here on Saturday. Opening batsman Pujara was batting on 101 with Amit Mishra (24 not out) when tea was taken.

  • Ajinkya Rahane

    India end third day at 70/1, take 157-run lead

    Colombo: India finished the third day at 70/1 in their second innings to extend their overall lead to 157 runs, after bowling out hosts Sri Lanka for 306 in the second cricket Test here on Saturday. Indian batsmen Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane were unbeaten on 39 and 28 respectively at stumps at the P. Sara Oval ground to take their lead past 100 runs, putting on a 67-run second wicket partnership. Opener

  • India vs Sri Lanka

    India lose first Test by 63 runs

    Galle: Left-arm spinner Rangana Herath claimed seven wickets to bowl out India, chasing 176 in the second innings, for 112, to give Sri Lanka a 63-run win in the first Test match here on Saturday. Herath (7/48) wrecked the Indian batting line-up on the fourth day of the match. For India, Ajinkya Rahane (36) was the top scorer.