Free Press Journal
  • India vs Sri Lanka: India are a ruthless side with immense work ethics, says Nic Pothas

    Colombo: Sri Lanka interim coach Nic Pothas believes India are a ruthless side and his team needs to learn from the work ethic created by skipper Virat Kohli. India completed a tour sweep yesterday by winning the lone T20I match by six wickets. The visitors had previously swept the Test series 3-0 and the ODI series 5-0.

  • India vs Sri Lanka T20I: Lighting MS Dhoni stumps Mathews. Watch Video

    In the lone T20I between India and Sri Lanka yesterday, former skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni once again gave fans several moments to cherish with his amazing presence behind the stumps. Dhoni who was in prolific form with the bat in the recently concluded ODI series, gave the hosts a huge blow when he stumped Angelo Mathews in a flash.

  • Is Parineeti Chopra dating cricketer Hardik Pandya?

    Relationship between cricketers and Bollywood actors is nothing new. From late Mansur Ali Khan Pataudi and Sharmila Tagore to Zaheer Khan and Sagarika Ghatge, the love stories between cricketers and actresses have been the talk of the town However, a few series of tweets between Team India’s new all-rounder Hardik Pandya and B-town actress Parineeti Chopra have made fans guessing if the two are actually headed in the same direction.

  • I will see where I’m after India series: Lasith Malinga on future

    Colombo: Veteran Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga says he will assess his future in international cricket after the current limited overs series against India, saying he will call it quits the moment his performance drops. Malinga took his 300th ODI wicket when he dismissed Virat Kohli in the fourth match, which the hosts lost by 168 runs to concede a 4-0 series lead last night.

  • Mahela Jayawardene says fear of failure hurting Sri Lankan team

    Pallekele: Former batsman Mahela Jayawardene feels the fear of failure is impeding the growth of the Sri Lankan cricket team, which is currently being outplayed by India in an ongoing series. Sri Lanka’s heavy loss to India in the three-match Test series came after the island nation lost the five-match ODI series against minnows Zimbabwe 2-3.

  • Following comical run out, memes on Rohit Sharma go viral

    Indian opener and newly appointed vice-captain Rohit Sharma has always been a constant target of Twitter trolls all over the country. One minor mistake or a failed inning from him and they are ready with their weapons to declare war against him. And Twitterati did not spare him for his run-out against Sri Lanka. Rohit Sharma lost his bat and did not ground his feet on the crease, resulting in rather comical

  • Watch Video: MS Dhoni’s smart stumping proves he’s still a livewire behind the stumps

    Former Indian cricket team skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is widely regarded as one of the best wicket-keepers in the world, produced yet another magnificent stumping to dismiss Lasith Malinga, combining efficiently well with Yuzvendra Chahal to give Team India its 9th wicket of the first ODI at Dambula.

  • India vs Sri Lanka: In-form Dhawan says failures have taught him lessons

    Dambulla: Shikhar Dhawan is savouring his purple patch, but the opener has not forgotten the slump which had forced him out of the team, saying failures have taught him important lessons. Dhawan was dropped after the New Zealand series last year due to a slump in form and came back to the team for the Champions Trophy this year. Since then he has done exceedingly well and he’s keen to continue with

  • See Pics! Team India is all swag as they arrive in Dambulla for 1st ODI

    After their historic 3-0 Test series whitewash of Sri Lanka in their own den, Team India is now aiming to continue their rich vein of form going into the One-day International series. Virat Kohli and Team have reached Dambulla for the first ODI match against Sri Lanka and they arrived in style. As the team reached Dambulla, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) posted few pictures of Team India

  • Rohit Sharma: Vice-captaincy a huge honour

    Pallekele,: Rohit Sharma is hugely honoured at being appointed vice-captain of the Indian ODI team after an “up and down 10 years” of international cricket, where he is yet to cement a spot in Test eleven. The opener did not get to play in the Test series and is keen to make amends in the five-match ODI series starting on Sunday.

  • SL announces squad for ODIs against India; Tharanga urges support from fan

    Colombo: Left-arm Sri Lanka batsman Upul Tharanga will lead the side in the upcoming five-match ODI series against India. Tharanga will be leading the ODI side for the first time since Angelo Mathews gave up the ODI captaincy post the 2-3 loss against Zimbabwe in July at home.

  • Independence Day 2017: Virat Kohli and Co. unfurled the tricolour at Kandy

    The Indian cricket team led by charismatic skipper Virat Kohli unfurled the tricolour at Kandy on the occasion of the 70th year of Indian Independence. Heach coach Ravi Shastri and other team members were also present as Kohli hoisted the national flag and also sung the national anthem. The support staff and family members of few players also joined the team for this special celebration.

  • India vs Sri Lanka: The worst series of my career, says Dinesh Chandimal

    Pallekele: At a loss to explain Sri Lanka’s dismal performance against India, skipper Dinesh Chandimal today said the 0-3 thrashing was the “worst” Test series of his career and his team has no excuses to offer. The hosts were bowled out for 181 in their second innings, after following on post their 135-run first innings’ collapse as India won the series 3-0 to complete a comprehensive whitewash.