Cricket Today: India take number one
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
India returned to the number one ranking in ODI cricket following the release of the latest ICC rankings in the format.
Virat Kohli hailed his team’s performance in Port Elizabeth as perfect.
Proteas coach Ottis Gibson meanwhile feels the Proteas will be stronger for having had the experience of being beaten by India.
Javon Searles is looking forward to working with ‘Uncle Jacques Kallis” at KKR.
What’s in the news
Kagiso Rabada has been handed a fine for his send-off of Shikhar Dhawan during the fifth ODI at St George’s Park.
Ben Stokes will not automatically slot back into the England XI according to Trevor Bayliss.
Mirpur was rated ‘below average’ by the ICC for the pitch presented for the second Test between Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
Aussie Dan Worrall has signed on for a stint at Gloucestershire in the 2018 County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup.
What’s on social media
A look back at the West Indies very first ICC Under-19 World Cup triumph…
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) February 14, 2018
The ICC had a go at doing to Valentine’s day what they have done to cricket
On #ValentinesDay, we want to hear your cricket-themed love songs and lyrics! ❤️🎶
We’ll start you off with a couple…
— ICC (@ICC) February 14, 2018
Happy V-day lovers…
Garbage = ❤️
— Oscar the Grouch (@OscarTheGrouch) February 14, 2018
What’s on TV
Friday 16th February
New Zealand 06:00 Australia
Tri-Series in Australia/New Zealand 2018, Sky Sports Cricket (05:30), Sky Sports Main Event (05:30)
South Africa v India ODI Series 2018
South Africa 11:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (10:55), Sky Sports Main Event (11:30)
Dawid Malan’s unbeaten 99 propels England to third T20 win over South Africa
The win sees England leapfrog Australia at the top of the world T20 rankings.
Dawid Malan failed maths test on race to hundred but needs no batting lessons
The world-leading Twenty20 batsman fired England to victory in Cape Town and a series whitewash with his 99-run knock.
Dawid Malan smashes 99 runs as England clinch series whitewash in South Africa
A staggering stand worth 167 in just 85 balls saw Eoin Morgan’s men rise to the challenge of playing on a used pitch at Newlands.
South Africa launch late blitz to set England 192 to win third T20 in Cape Town
Van der Dussen clubbed a relentless 74 not out from 32 balls and Du Plessis made 54no from 37.
Knight Riders Group invests in American T20 tournament
Shah Rukh Khan’s Knight Riders Group have invested in an upcoming American T20 competition as they aim to get a foothold in the US.
Hamilton and Broad the first two nominees up for SPOTY
The other four hopefuls will be revealed throughout Tuesday on the BBC’s various platforms.
Chris Woakes confident England on course for T20 World Cup success
The Warwickshire all-rounder expects to be cheering on from home when his team-mates try to complete a unique double in India next year.