Cricket Today: Paint by numbers presser
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
The Proteas sent JP Duminy to face the media armed with a full cache of some of cricket’s finest cliche’s.
All the while Virat Kohli basked in the glow of being the best ODI batsman of his generation even as he admitted to struggling with cramp in the third ODI.
The ICC completed its investigation into alleged attempts to corrupt the Ashes turning up nothing more than tabloid speculation.
Bertus de Jongh selects his Associates XI of 2017.
What’s in the news
Sri Lanka ended the first day of the second Test against Bangladesh on top after 14 wickets fell at the onset of the decisive match.
The Tigers coach felt his team could get themselves back into the contest though.
Rob Key feels that England need to find someone to fill their Joe Root-sized hole.
Afghanistan and Zimbabwe look to tune up ahead of the World Cup qualifier which the latter will host.
What’s on social media
Move over T20s there is a new kid in town, Ice Cricket!
The Royals beat the Diamonds by 6 wickets in this first T20 today.
Watch more Ice Cricket from Lake St. Moritz in Switzerland tomorrow.
The 2nd T20 will be LIVE on SS5 at 11:45 (CAT) pic.twitter.com/EmzlzvJRKL
— SuperSport (@SuperSportTV) February 8, 2018
One of the delights of this tournament is that they have turned the stump mics way up allowing us a window into the kind of banter that takes place on a sheet of ice and it turns out there is a lot of swearing.
— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) February 8, 2018
This is not cricket related but encompasses two of our favourite past-times drinking tea and mocking knuckle-dragging nationalists.
— Rita (@rewindthefilth) February 7, 2018
What’s on TV
Saturday 10th February
Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-series
Australia 06:00 England
BT Sports HD1 (06:00)
South Africa v India ODI Series 2018
South Africa 11:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (10:55), Sky Sports Main Event (15:00)
Sam Curran relishing responsibility in England T20 side
The Surrey all-rounder opened the bowling before partnering Jonny Bairstow across the winning line.
On This Day 2012: Ashley Giles takes over as England limited-overs head coach
Team director and Test boss Andy Flower was keen to reduce his own workload and Giles seized the opportunity.
Jonny Bairstow happy to put experience to good use after move down England order
Bairstow hit a wonderful 86 not out as England won the first Twenty20 international in South Africa.
Defiant Jonny Bairstow powers England to win over South Africa
The Yorkshire batsman hit 86 not out from 48 balls in a five-wicket win.
England chasing 180 to win Cape Town clash as Faf Du Plessis makes half-century
Sam and Tom Curran experienced mixed fortunes in the first innings of the opening Twenty20 against South Africa.
Leicestershire boss: Foxes won’t stand for being county cricket “also rans”
Chief executive Sean Jarvis has big plans for the county.
England unsure of best T20 side as foreign fixtures resume
Selectors have a full strength squad to choose from in England’s first away match since the start of the pandemic.
South Africa on high alert after Ben Stokes’ IPL form
The South Africa captain saw Stokes smash a sensational hundred last month.