Free Press Journal
  • Moeen Ali

    England ‘over’ Australia loss says Moeen Ali

    Wellington: Moeen Ali insisted Tuesday that England were “over” a crushing defeat by title-favourites Australia in their opening match of the World Cup. England were thumped by 111 runs in Melbourne on Saturday in a game where little went right for them from the moment they dropped Australia century-maker Aaron Finch off the fifth ball of the match. Co-hosts Australia piled up 342 for nine before dismissing their arch-rivals for 231 to record an emphatic victory.

  • Virat Kohli, Brett Lee

    Virat Kohli has to learn the art of not over-dominating: Brett Lee

    Melbourne:  Australian fast bowling great Brett Lee feels that India’s number one batsman Virat Kohli is still on a learning curve and he should try and curb his natural affinity for aggressive strokeplay. Although an admirer of Kohli’s batting, Lee said the feisty batsman would do well not to assert himself too much and explained the difference he felt in the youngster’s game from the iconic Sachin Tendulkar.

  • Ireland, West Indies

    World Cup: Ireland beat West Indies by 4 wickets

    Nelson (New Zealand): Ireland caused the first big shock of the ICC World Cup 2015 as they beat two-time champions the West Indies by four wickets in a Pool A match at the Saxton Oval here Monday.  Put into bat, the West Indies scored 304 for seven, largely thanks to a sixth-wicket 154-run partnership between Lendl Simmons (102) and Darren Sammy (89).  The Irish hit back brilliantly as Paul Stirling (92), Ed

  • James Faulkner

    James Faulkner not ready to face Bangladesh at World Cup

    Brisbane: All-rounder James Faulkner said Monday he was “no chance” of returning from injury for Australia’s second World Cup game against Bangladesh this weekend. Faulkner has missed the last two weeks with a side strain and despite looking free and unencumbered while batting in the nets, he was unable to resume bowling or fielding at training. “I’m no chance for Bangladesh, I can tell you that,” Faulkner told reporters in Brisbane ahead of Saturday’s match at the

  • Shahrukh Khan

    Shah Rukh Khan wishes luck to Indian cricket team

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who is busy in shooting his film and TV commitments, has extended his best wishes to the Indian cricket team for the ongoing World Cup 2015 tournament. India, who won the last World Cup in 2011, are playing arch-rival Pakistan today in their first match of the tournament in Australia.

  • India Won

    World Cup: India beat Pakistan by 76 runs

    Adelaide:  India defeated Pakistan by 76 runs in their first Pool B match of the World Cup at the Adelaide Oval here Sunday.  India rode on vice-captain Virat Kohli’s 107 to score 300/7. Kohli got good support from opener Shikhar Dhawan (73) and Suresh Raina (74). For Pakistan, fast-bowler Sohail Khan took five wickets to restrict India in the fag-end of the innings. In reply, Pakistan were bowled out for 224. Skipper

  • India, Pakistan

    Adelaide Oval packed by India, Pakistan fans

    Adelaide: Thousands of cricket fans from India and Pakistan packed the Adelaide Oval Sunday to witness the high-voltage World Cup encounter between the two South Asian rivals. The streets were filled with a sea of blue and green, the two teams’ jersey colours, with many fans travelling from abroad for the extravaganza, according

  • South Africa wins

    South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs

    Hamilton: South Africa beat Zimbabwe by 62 runs in their opening Cricket World Cup match at Seddon Park here today.

  • David Miller, Jean Paul Duminy give South Africa a winning start

    Hamilton: Jean-Paul Duminy and David Miller smashed spectacular centuries as South Africa got past a fighting Zimbabwe by 62 runs in their cricket World Cup opener at Seddon Park, here today. The left-handed duo of Miller (138* off 92 balls) and Duminy (115* off 100) lifted South Africa to 339 after struggling at 83 for four. In the process, the two shared a world record fifth-wicket partnership with an unbeaten 265-run stand off 178 balls.

  • Sartaj Aziz

    Pakistan for meaningful dialogue with India

    Islamabad:  Pakistan stands for “meaningful and serious dialogue” with India, a top official has said, after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif. Reacting with “cautious optimism”, Sartaj Aziz, the advisor on foreign affairs and national security, said India took the step due to persuasion by the UN and some countries, the Daily Times reported Sunday.

  • Virat Kohli

    Virat Kohli ton drives India to 300/7

    Adelaide:  Adelaide: Virat Kohli got back to form with a skillful century as India posted a competitive 300 for seven against arch-rivals Pakistan in the opening group league encounter of the ICC Cricket World Cup, here today. Electing to bat on a warm afternoon, Kohli continued his love affair with the Adelaide Oval as he hit a composed 107 off 126 balls with eight boundaries. Pakistan’s death bowling needs to be complimented as their young fast bowler

  • Amitabh Bachchan

    Amitabh Bachchan makes impressive commentary debut

    Adelaide: With his famed baritone, supertsar Amitabh Bachchan today made an impressive commentary debut in the high-voltage India-Pakistan World Cup cricket match, here today. The legendary actor started off his on-air stint with former India captain Kapil Dev and ex-Pakistan speedster Shoaib Akhtar in the pre-match show. Bachchan, 72, then eased into the commentary box with Akash Chopra and Akhtar for company. Trying to get his field placements right and making sharp comments about opener

  • Denesh Ramdin

    West Indies won’t take Ireland lightly: Denesh Ramdin

    Nelson (New Zealand): Wicketkeeper Denesh Ramdin has said the West Indies will not take anything for granted against Ireland, in their opening game of the ICC World Cup that bowls off here Monday.  He said with a win crucial to the team’s momentum, the West Indies would be going all out to ensure they start the tournament on a high, reported CMC.  “We know the Irish. They have a very disciplined bowling

  • India, Pakistan

    India opt to bat against Pakistan

    Adelaide:  India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni won the toss and opted to bat against Pakistan in their World Cup opener at the Adelaide Oval here Sunday.  In all their previous World Cup meetings, defending champions India have never lost to Pakistan.

  • Gary Kirsten

    India have learnt how to win World Cups: Gary Kirsten

    New Delhi : Despite the pessimism over India’s prospects at the cricket’s 50-over showpiece event, former coach Gary Kirsten feels the side has a good chance to defend the title as it has “learnt how to win World Cups”. I think there is a lot of pessimism around their opportunities but they have learnt how to win World Cups, so they know how to do it. This World Cup boils down to three games, its

  • Narendra Modi, Nawaz Sharif

    Narendra Modi calls Nawaz Sharif before World Cup 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi calls his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to convey best wishes for ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. He spoke with Presidents of Afghanistan and Sri Lanka and Prime Minister of Bangladesh to convey best wishes for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015. Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar to visit Pakistan and other SAARC countries soon.

  • John Wright

    Good start crucial for India: John Wright

    New Delhi : Former India coach John Wright feels that Mahendra Singh Dhoni and his men can do well in the cricket World Cup beginning on Saturday and a difficult build-up to the showpiece event would not matter much if they regain confidence by having a good start.

  • Ishant Sharma, Mohit Sharma

    ICC approves Mohit Sharma replacement for World Cup

    Dubai: The ICC today confirmed that the Event Technical Committee of the cricket World Cup has approved Mohit Sharma as a replacement player for injured Ishant Sharma in India’s squad for the tournament starting February 14. Ishant, who failed a fitness test in Adelaide yesterday, is suffering from a knee injury he sustained during the Boxing Day Test against Australia.

  • Saeed Ajmal

    Saeed Ajmal’s bowling action cleared by ICC

    Dubai: Star Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was today cleared to resume international cricket after his bowling action was found to be legal during a retest at an ICC-accredited facility in Chennai, a development which may open up a chance for him to play in the upcoming World Cup.

  • Cricket Bat

    ICC considers restricting bat sizes

    Dubai: The International Cricket Council (ICC) are looking at placing restrictions on bat sizes as they aim to address the growing imbalance between bat and ball.