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)
On this day in 2009: Andy Flower appointed England team director
The former Zimbabwe captain had been in charge on an interim basis since the previous January following Peter Moores’ sacking.
Wisden salute Jason Holder’s leadership with spot among Cricketers of the Year
Holder joins England batsmen Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley, Pakistan wicketkeeper Mohammad Rizwan and Kent all-rounder Darren Stevens.
Stuart Broad: The time I made cover of Wisden and nobody could tell it was me…
Two themes loom large within the 1,248 pages: coronavirus and racism.
Sunrisers Hyderabad looking to build from opening defeat
The Sunrisers Hyderabad were the 2016 IPL champions.
Heath Streak banned for eight years over anti-corruption charges
Heath Streak is alleged to have facilitated corrupt approaches to players in both international and domestic cricket.
Sophia Dunkley excited by England’s summer Test date with India
The teams, who will meet at Bristol in June, have not played each other in the format since 2014.
Ben Stokes to miss rest of Indian Premier League with broken finger
England’s next assignment is seven weeks away.
ECB explores dropping ‘wickets’ for ‘outs’ in inaugural The Hundred edition
Discussions are ongoing about the proposal for the 100-ball competition featuring eight newly-created teams.
Jofra Archer cleared to return to light training but IPL involvement unclear
The England paceman had surgery remove a fragment of glass from his finger last month.