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)
England staring at New Zealand series defeat after day three of second Test
Sri Lanka were the last touring side to deal England a bloody nose on their own soil.
Chris Silverwood admits England’s performance is not good enough in second Test
The game was all but lost by stumps with the scoreboard reading 122 for nine.
England collapse leaves dominant New Zealand on brink of memorable series win
England have not lost a home series since 2014.
New Zealand on top in second Test after England openers fall
A last-wicket partnership had earlier helped hand the Black Caps a handy lead.
New Zealand move into lead as England struggle in the field
The Black Caps were 74 behind at the start of play and 23 ahead as they reached lunch on 326 for five.
Chris Woakes makes long-awaited return to England’s Twenty20 squad
David Willey and Liam Dawson are also included.
ECB to undertake social media review following emergence of offensive posts
The ECB said the review would ‘address any historical issues’.
Laurie Evans and Sam Curran’s century stand inspires Surrey to another Blast win
Curran’s career-best 72 not out featured six maximums and five other boundaries.
Ebony Rainford-Brent praises ECB stance on historical racist and sexist tweets
Sussex seamer Robinson has issued an apology for posts he sent in 2012 and 2013.
England frustrated by umpiring decision before Dan Lawrence’s late breakthrough
An unexpected breakthrough off the final ball of the day raising the home side’s flagging spirits.