Cricket Today: A titanic struggle awaits
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
JP Duminy feels the series is all set to be a run-fest after a Test series that was dominated by the bowlers.
John Nicholson offers his opinion on cricket’s newest format.
Mominul Haque put Bangladesh on top after day one of the first Test against Sri Lanka.
Virat Kohli hints that he is open to using Ajinkya Rahane at number four.
What’s in the news
Kane Williamson can’t wait to get to Headingley to join up with Yorkshire this year.
England have added Jake Ball to their T20 squad as cover for players with niggles.
The Caribbean Premier League announced its tournament schedule with the window chosen to ensure all West Indies players are available.
A shambolic league in the UAE has drawn the attention of the ICC after what appears to be bald faced match fixing.
What’s on social media
We enjoyed this blast from the past featuring the infamous Watto…
Funny how it’s always, always, always Shane Watson. pic.twitter.com/kAyGOZoZ40
— The Cricket Paper (@TheCricketPaper) January 31, 2018
It won’t be long until there is another Williams in the Zimbabwe set up.
proud moment when your little brother gets his 1st fifty(72 not out) pic.twitter.com/aOrQkpCPfD
— Sean Williams (@sean14williams) January 31, 2018
Take a look at some of the farcical moments from the Ajman All Stars League which has come under investigation by the ICC.
The ICC Anti-Corruption Unit is investigating a match from the Ajman All Stars League recently played in the UAE
Here’s some match footage 😳pic.twitter.com/azU1Cr86e0
— The Cricket Paper (@TheCricketPaper) January 30, 2018
What’s on TV
Wednesday 31st January
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
Afghanistan Under 19s 21:30 Pakistan Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket (21:25)
Thursday 1st February
South Africa v India ODI Series 2018
South Africa 11:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (10:55), Sky Sports Main Event (11:00)
England announce T20I and ODI tour to South Africa next month
England’s first tour since the coronavirus pandemic began will be played out amid biosecure plans agreed with the Proteas.
Morgan warns against long-term impact of bio-bubbles
England captain Eoin Morgan and his West Indies counterpart Jason Holder have expressed concerns about continuous use of bio-bubbles.
Misbah sheds light on decision to pick Usman over Zahid
Usman Qadir won the nod for the squad to face Zimbabwe ahead of journeyman tweaker Zahid Mehmood leading to questions about Misbah’s picks.
BBL clubs given until the end of week to lock in extra overseas player
The Australian Cricketers' Association have dropped...
Jason Holder “disappointed” over Black Lives Matter response
England took a knee with the West Indies and Ireland but not during series against Australia and Pakistan.
Glenn says bio-bubble experience in Derby was ‘special’
Sarah Glenn got more familiar with her homeground during the five-match T20I series against the West Indies.
Rashid Khan: Afghanistan need to play more against Test cricket’s elite
Afghanistan have played just four Tests since being granted full membership of the ICC on 22 June 2017.
Plunkett and Malan drafted to Lanka Premier League teams
The Lanka Premier League is set to get underway on 21 November, the schedule is yet to be released but the final is set for 13 December.
Zimbabwe squad jets out for their first tour since lockdown
Zimbabwe will want to scrap for every possible point in a bid to qualify for the 2023 World Cup via the ODI Super League.