Free Press Journal
  • India vs England: pacer James Anderson fined for showing dissent at umpire’s decision

    London: England pacer James Anderson has been fined 15 per cent of his match fee for showing dissent at an umpire’s decision during the second day of the ongoing fifth Test against India here. In addition to the fine, one demerit point has been added to the disciplinary record of the fast bowler, for whom it was the first offence since the introduction of the revised Code in September 2016, the ICC said

  • Bumrah deserves credit for consistency: Bond

    Mumbai: Mumbai Indians bowling coach Shane Bond on Friday heaped praise on the team’s young pacer Jasprit Bumrah for his consistent performance for India over the past couple of months, especially in the just concluded World T20 cricket tournament.
    Defending champions Mumbai start their ninth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) campaign against new franchise Rising Pune Supergiants at the Wankhede Stadium here.

  • In favourable conditions we are a hard team to beat Ashwin

    New Delhi: India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today said that “under favourable conditions”, the hosts will be a “hard side to beat” in the ongoing World T20. India lost to New Zealand on a turner in the opening game but beat Pakistan easily in their next game on a similar surface.”I think, we are a very good team. On our day and under conditions favourable for us, we are going to be a pretty hard side to beat,” Ashwin told

  • Want Taskin’s suspension to be revoked, says Mashrafe Mortaza

    Bengaluru: Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza today stood firmly behind pacer Taskin Ahmed, who has been suspended for suspect action, stating that they will follow all the due procedures to get his ban revoked. “There is a process, and we will follow that. Whatever we have to say, we will talk to Bangladesh Cricket Board. BCB will decide what to do and whether talk to the ICC. But we still believe that Taskin – at least – is all right,

  • We expect a lot from come-back Shami, says Rohit

    Kolkata: Indian opener Rohit Sharma said there will be a lot of expectations from pacer Mohammed Shami, who is trying to work his way back into the national team after a long lay-off due to injury. On Thursday, Shami donned the Indian colours after almost a year and bowled well against the West Indies in a World Twenty20 warm-up game here at the Eden Gardens. He returned figures of 2/30.

  • England ready to play aggressive cricket in World T20: Stokes

    Mumbai: England all-rounder Ben Stokes on Wednesday said the team is a balanced one and will continue to play their aggressive brand of cricket at the World Twenty20 tournament. The 27-day tournament got underway in Nagpur on March 8 and will be played at eight venues across India with Eden Gardens in Kolkata scheduled to host the final on April 3. India, Pakistan, New Zealand and Australia are clubbed in Super 10

  • Malinga steps down as Lanka captain ahead of World T20

    Colombo: Injury-ravaged pacer Lasith Malinga has stepped down as Sri Lanka’s captain for the upcoming World Twenty20 in India following another breakdown during a disappointing Asia Cup campaign in Bangladesh. Malinga, who led Sri Lanka to their maiden World Twenty20 title in the previous edition, is battling a nagging knee injury.

  • Regularly thinking about retirement, says Mitchell Johnson

    Perth :  Australia pacer Mitchell Johnson has admitted that the second Test against New Zealand, which starts in his home town Perth on Friday, could prove to be his last, adding that he now thinks about retirement every day.

  • Ryan Harris

    Aussie pacer Ryan Harris announces sudden retirement

    London: Australia fast bowler Ryan Harris announced his retirement from all forms of cricket with immediate effect on Saturday. Harris said he made the decision to retire following his latest knee injury, acknowledging that he could get no more out of his body.