Free Press Journal
  • Shastri should be removed as head coach: Chauhan

    Dhanbad (Jharkhand) : Former Test cricketer Chetan Chauhan Sunday held Team India head coach Ravi Shastri responsible for the 4-1 debacle India suffered in the Test series in England and said Shastri should be removed before Australia tour in November.

  • 2012 win in India on par with my best Ashes: James Anderson

    London: The Ashes remains the pinnacle of Test cricket for James Anderson “like any Englishman” but the showdowns against India also rank pretty high as the world No.1 side brings out the absolute best in him — the 2012 away series being a case in point.

  • Sri Lanka in driver’s seat

    Colombo : Sri Lanka surged to 151 for 3 in their second innings on Saturday — a 365-run overall lead — as they sought a whitewash triumph over South Africa in their two-Test series.

  • Sri Lanka beat West Indies to draw Test series

    Bridgetown: Kusal Perera battled through the considerable discomfort of a painful chest injury in partnership with namesake Dilruwan Perera to guide Sri Lanka to an historic series-levelling four-wicket victory over the West Indies in the third and final Test at Kensington Oval. Set a target of 144 and resuming on the fourth day at the overnight position of 81 for five, Sri Lanka reached their goal for the loss of one additional wicket

  • Anderson gets 6 weeks break ahead of India series

    London : To be in his best shape to counter India in the upcoming Test series, paceman James Anderson will go into a six-week rehabilitation period to recover from a long-standing shoulder injury, England coach Trevor Bayliss has said.

  • FPJ’s Dream XI For West Indies Vs Sri Lanka First Test

    West Indies and Sri Lanka will contest a Test series in the Caribbean Island for the first time in 10 years and only 4th time in 36 years. The two teams will lock horns against each other at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. Sri Lanka last tour of West Indies was 10 years ago under captain Mahela Jayawardene. While Lankans arrive on this trip in terrific form, in which their only

  • India to play shorter formats before Tests in overseas tours

    Mumbai : Having learnt a harsh lesson from the South Africa tour, India will from now on play the shorter formats first overseas to help acclimatise with the conditions before a Test series, the BCCI said on Saturday.

  • ‘Have to be careful about Bumrah’s workload’

    New Delhi : Jasprit Bumrah’s emergence as ‘Test match bowler’ was India’s biggest gain during the recently concluded tour of South Africa and national selection committee chairman MSK Prasad made it clear that the Gujarat speedster’s “workload management’’ is paramount for him.

  • Expect India to improve on poor ODI record: Du Plessis

    Durban : South Africa captain Faf du Plessis on Wednesday acknowledged that it will be tough to beat India in the six-match ODI series starting here and said the visitors’ poor record here in the 50-over format will not be much of a factor.

  • Pandya could be a fantastic asset: Lance

    Cape Town : Former South African allrounder Lance Klusener says Hardik Pandya has the makings of a fantastic all-round asset for India.

  • Cruise control

    Pujara, Vijay hit centuries; India in commanding position