Free Press Journal
  • Virat Kohli set to play County cricket for Surrey to prepare for England?

    New Delhi: India captain Virat Kohli is all set to play County cricket in his bid to prepare for the upcoming Test series against England in August-September. While it is yet to be ascertained which county Kohli will represent, it could be Surrey in all likelihood. “Virat will be playing for a division one county side for sure. I wouldn’t like to add anything more to it.

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: Stuart Broad reaches 400 wickets milestone

    Auckland: Stuart Broad became just the second England bowler to reach 400 Test dismissals when he captured the wicket of Tom Latham on the opening day of the first Test against New Zealand in Auckland on Thursday. In the gathering dusk in the first over after the dinner break, the 31-year-old Nottingham bowler had Latham caught at midwicket by Chris Woakes during the day-night Test    The England players rushed from all

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: Embarrassing 58 leaves England red-faced in pink-ball Test

    Auckland: An 80-run stand by Kane Williamson and Tom Latham easily guided New Zealand to a first-innings lead after England crashed to just 58 all out in a dramatic start to the first Test on Thursday. England were left red-faced in the pink-ball Test when they were skittled for their sixth lowest in Test history in just 94 minutes at Auckland’s Eden Park.

  • Indian women vs Australian women T20I: Australia beat India by six wickets

    Mumbai: Australian women’s cricket team comfortably beat India by six wickets in the opening encounter of the T20 Tri-series, here today. Batting first, India scored a decent 152 for 5, riding on Smriti Mandhana’s 41-ball-67 but the Southern Stars cruised to the target in 18.1 overs with opener Beth Mooney contributing 45 off 32 balls.

  • Indian women vs Australian women T20I: India score 152/5 against Australia

    Mumbai: Indian women put up a competitive 152 for five against Australia in the opening encounter of the T20 tri-series, here today. Opener Smriti Mandhana continued her good form with a 41-ball-67 studded with 11 boundaries and two sixes while all-rounder Anuja Patil struck 35 off 21 balls.

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: Trent Boult destroys England for 58 in first innings

    Auckland: A destructive six-wicket haul by Trent Boult left England in tatters during a first innings that lasted just 20.4 overs in the opening session of the first Test in Auckland on Thursday. At 23 for 8, England threatened New Zealand’s most unwanted record of the lowest ever Test score, 26, before they recovered to be all out for 58. At 27 for 9, England’s lowest Test innings of 45 — against

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: Ross Taylor passed fit for first Test

    Auckland: New Zealand received a boost today, on the eve of the first Test against England at Auckland’s Eden Park, with confirmation senior batsman Ross Taylor is fit to play. Taylor, who has a Test average of 48.04, had been battling a groin injury and a stomach bug but captain Kane Williamson said he had completed a full training session without problem.

  • South Africa vs Australia: Kagiso Rabada found not guilty, ban overturned

    In a good news for Kagiso Rabada and South African cricket team, the two-Test ban on Kagiso Rabada was on Tuesday (March 20) overturned by Michael Heron, the judicial commissioner, thereby paving the way for the South African paceman to play in the remaining two matches of the four-Test series against Australia.

  • England vs New Zealand Auckland Test: NZ seek All Black magic against England

    Auckland: New Zealand’s cricketers are drawing inspiration from images of Richie McCaw leading the All Blacks to Rugby World Cup glory as they head into their first home day-night Test against England on Thursday. Despite some injury concerns, New Zealand short-ball specialist Neil Wagner was focused on performing at the Eden Park fortress where the All Blacks are unbeaten in 40 rugby Tests dating back to 1994.

  • IPL 2018 Team Preview: Can Mumbai Indians continue their glory run in the eleventh season?

    Eh, Indian Premier League is back and it’s back with a bang. The cash-rich cricketainment league will begin on April 7, 2018, and fans are eagerly waiting for their stars to return and once again mesmerise them. India’s financial capital i.e. Mumbai is always in the news and its franchise Mumbai Indians, owned by billionaire business tycoon Mukesh Ambani, have created a niche for themselves and

  • It’s a six, it’s a win! Dinesh Karthik’s not alone, here are 5 others who have hit last-ball sixes

    Cricket is a game of glorious uncertainties and it isn’t over until fat lady sings. India’s dramatic win over Bangladesh in the Nidahas Trophy final on Sunday (March 18) had Dinesh Karthik hitting the last ball for a six. This cricketer has been much maligned and always been underrated by fans and experts throughout his career. Dinesh Karthik, who hit Soumya Sarkar inside out over extra cover for a six to win the match

  • Why is Pakistani media obsessed with India?

    The Islamic Republic of Pakistan is a very unique and a different country and even after 70 years of independence they can’t get enough of India. Pakistan is ravaged by poverty, terrorism, extremism, bigotry and other issues which have ruined their country for so many years. But, one thing where they outsmart India is their propaganda media and journalism. Pakistan despite being a democratic country is not free and is governed by

  • Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh dressing room glass door found broken

    Nidahas Trophy might not have created enough buzz, but during Sri Lanka’s match vs Bangladesh on Friday (March 16) tempers got flared and a lot of bad blood emerged after Bangla tigers win over Lankan Lions at Colombo.

  • Nidahas Trophy: Bangladesh beat Sri Lanka to enter final

    Colombo: Riding on some brilliant batting from middle-order batsman Mahmudullah (43 not out), Bangladesh edged past Sri Lanka by two wickets to enter the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series here on Friday.

  • West Indies spinner Sunil Narine reported for illegal bowling action

     Karachi: West Indian spinner Sunil Narine has once again been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action in the ongoing Pakistan Super League, a development that could jeopardise his IPL participation. Narine, who is appearing for the Lahore Qalanders franchise in the T20 league, has been reported by the match officials after Wednesday night’s game against Quetta Gladiators.

  • Nidahas Trophy: Fortunate to have skills of bowling in powerplay, says Washington Sundar

    Colombo: Washington Sundar has been phenomenal in the powerplay during the ongoing Nidahas Trophy Tri-series and the young-off spinner said he is fortunate to have the skill set to bowl during this crucial period of the game. The 18-year-old lanky spinner has come of age in this tournament and is the most penetrative bowler on display with seven wickets to his kitty, including three against Bangladesh yesterday.

  • Nidahas Trophy: India beat Bangladesh by 17 runs to enter final

    Colombo: Skipper Rohit Sharma led from the front with a fluent half century and teenaged off-spinner Washington Sundar scalped three wickets to help India beat Bangladesh by 17 runs at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Wednesday and guide the men-in-blue to the final of the Nidahas Trophy T20 tri-series.

  • India eye Nidahas Trophy; final berth against tricky Bangladesh

    Colombo: Buoyant after registering a six-wicket victory over Sri Lanka, a confident Rohit Sharma-led India would aim to seal a final berth in the Nidahas Trophy Twenty20 tri-series when they face a tricky Bangladesh at the R. Premadasa Stadium here on Wednesday.