Free Press Journal
  • India vs South Africa: Is captaincy reason for Markram’s batting woes?

    Johannesburg: South Africa coach Ottis Gibson has insinuated that stand-in-skipper Aiden Markram’s batting form might have suffered due to the responsibility around captaincy. Markram was named the Proteas captain in the absence of regular skipper Faf du Plessis, who was ruled out of the ongoing ODI series against Indian and the T20I series following it.

  • India vs South Africa: Jacques Kallis raises question over domestic cricket amid struggles by leg spin

     New Delhi: South Africa’s greatest all-rounder Jacques Kallis has figured out why his country’s batsmen are struggling against Indian wrist-spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav — the Proteas are not facing bowlers like those in the domestic circuit at all. India have taken an unassailable 4-1 lead in the six-match series with Chahal (14)  and Yadav (16) accounting for 30 wickets between them.  “It takes time to read good leg-break bowlers. We

  • There could be few changes but we’re going for 5-1: Kohli

    Port Elizabeth : Indian captain Virat Kohli says his team might test its bench strength in the sixth and final ODI against South Africa on Friday but asserted that intensity won’t be lacking despite the match’s dead-rubber status.

  • Three low scores is not bad form, says ‘Ton-up’ Rohit

    Port Elizabeth : India vice-captain Rohit Sharma is glad that his return to form coincided with his team’s maiden ODI series triumph on South African soil but insisted that he wasn’t unsettled by the preceding low scores either.

  • India vs South Africa: Indian cricket team can beat any country claims BCCI

    New Delhi: Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) president C K Khanna hailed the Indian cricket team for their historical one day series win in South Africa, saying the team is capable of winning anywhere and against any nation. Khanna told ANI, “Great performance. Virat and his boys have been performing exceedingly well.”

  • India vs South Africa ODIs: Top three and spinners rule, middle order struggles; 5 key takeaways

    Finally! The world’s richest and most followed cricket team, India, finally won its maiden ODI series in South Africa by defeating hosts by 73 runs in the fourth ODI at Port Elizabeth. The match followed a similar script as men in blue again piled on the runs, riding on Rohit Sharma’s century (115) and then spin twins Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav bamboozled the hosts with their wizardry. And, with the win,

  • India vs South Africa: India rise to No 1 in ODI rankings

    Dubai: India have cemented their number-one ranking in the ICC One Day International (ODI) Team Rankings after victory in fifth of the six-match series against South Africa in Port Elizabeth. This however, confirmed that India will finish the series on top of the table irrespective of how the final match in Centurion pans out.