Cricket Today: Rankings day

Cricket Today

Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.

What’s on the site

Updated ODI and T20I rankings were released on a busy monday for the number crunchers at the ICC.

Australia slide to fifth in the new ICC ODI team rankings with South Africa topping the list.

Quinton de Kock is relishing the forthcoming change of format and hopes to make a big impact for the Proteas against India.

Back at Yorkshire after a frustrating winter tour Gary Ballance has resolved to score a mountain of runs to win back his place in the England team.

What’s in the news

Australia progressed to the Under-19 World Cup final with a win over Afghanistan.

Rory Kleinveldt will lead the Cobras in their MODC semi-final clash with the Dolphins.

Bangladesh have added left-arm spinner Abdur Razzak to their squad for the first Test against Sri Lanka, starting on Wednesday in Chittagong.

Pakistan top the T20I rankings.

Steve Smith is committed to leading Australia’s ODI team despite being on the end of a four-one series defeat at home against England.

Colin Munro has recovered from his hamstring injury and was included in New Zealand’s squad for the T20I against Australia, taking place in Sydney on Sunday.

West Indies have designed a new contract system, that will take effect from 1 July, that will see players being contracted for the different formats.

What’s on social media

The South African media took on the Indian media in a friendly match ahead of the ODI series.

There was plenty of IPL chat with RCB looking to have another very strong squad…

Late on Sunday Jimmy Neesham provided us with another twitter gem.

What’s on  TV

Monday 29th January
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
Pakistan Under 19s 21:30 India Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket (21:25), Sky Sports Main Event (23:00)

Tuesday 30th January
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
South Africa Under 19s 21:30 Bangladesh Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket (21:25), Sky Sports Main Event (23:30)