Free Press Journal
  • England Test series a test of mind and character: Ajinkya Rahane

    London: India’s vice captain Ajinkya Rahane on Monday said the upcoming Test match rubber against England will be a test of mind and character, adding that making quick adjustments according to the demands will be key.

  • Adil Rashid recalled to England squad for opening Test vs India

    London : In-form leg-spinner Adil Rashid was on Thursday recalled to the 13-man England squad for the opening Test against India despite his stated intent of concentrating on white ball cricket in February.

  • England hammer Pakistan to win second Test and square the series

    Leeds : England thrashed Pakistan by an innings and 55 runs to win the second cricket Test at Headingley here on Sunday. Victory, completed inside three days, saw England level the two-match series at 1-1 after Pakistan won the first Test at Lord’s by nine wickets.

  • Afghanistan not to play India in Tests as per Future Tours Programme

    Kolkata: Afghanistan is set to make its Test debut against India in June this year, but after the historic one-off match the two teams will not face each other in the longer format as per the new proposed Future Tours Programme (FTP) set for 2019-2022. Having earned its Test status alongside Ireland in June last year, Afghanistan is set to take on India in its historic debut in Bengaluru from June 14. Even

  • South Africa vs Australia: Kagiso Rabada Test ban appeal to be heard on Monday

    Cape Town: Kagiso Rabada’s appeal against his two match Test ban will be heard on Monday, the International Cricket Council announced today. A senior New Zealand lawyer, Michael Heron QC, has been appointed the Judicial Commissioner and will conduct the hearing by teleconference.

  • BCCI treasurer questions COA member Edulji’s One-Time Benefit

    New Delhi : The BCCI treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry has questioned COA member Diana Edulji benefitting from a one-time ex-gratia payment given to women international cricketers, implying conflict of interest in the allocation.

  • Like Viv Richards, Kohli will learn to calm down: Holding

    “It was similar with Viv. When he took over the captaincy, it was similar. And then he grew in the job. He learnt to be a little bit calmer and then his team got calmer as well. And then the results came. I think it should be a similar learning situation with Virat.”         — Michael Holding

  • People who wanted Rahane out now want him in: Kohli

    “Rahane is a quality player. He has done well in South Africa, in all conditions actually away from home. He is probably been our most consistent and solid player away from home,” said Kohli.

  • Bowling with Kookaburra will be a challenge, says Bhuvneshwar

    Cape Town : The extra bounce will be a welcome change but bowling with the red Kookaburra ball “will be a challenge” in the three-match Test series against South Africa, reckons India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kuma .After a two-shift opening practice session yesterday, the Indian team practised indoors today due to wet and windy conditions at the Western Province Cricket Club (WPCC).

  • Smith secures draw for Oz

    Melbourne : Steve Smith scored his 23rd Test century to bat out a draw for Australia in the fourth Ashes Test and deny England their first win of the series in Melbourne on Saturday.

  • India claims series, Lanka regains pride

    New Delhi : Sri Lanka’s unheralded youngsters, led by Dhananjaya De Silva, cashed in on the ineffectiveness of Indian spinners, holding on for a draw in the third Test even as the home team collected its ninth successive series victory here. While the win in Nagpur ensured a 1-0 series win for India, it will certainly be a moral victory for a beleaguered Sri Lankan team, which also had to endure physical

  • Australia dig in under lights

    Adelaide : England snared the prized wicket of their nemesis Steve Smith as Australia toiled under the lights in a feisty opening day of the first-ever day-night Ashes Test here.

  • Sri Lanka opt to bat in second Test vs India

    Nagpur,  Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat against India in the second cricket Test at the Vidarbha Cricket Association (VCA) Stadium here on Friday.