Cricket Today: ABD looks to keep his roll going
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
Steve Smith has found the transition to ODI cricket tough and might regret the decision not to play a specialist spinner at the Gabba.
England skipper Eoin Morgan was not content with the victory and wanted to see a better batting effort from his side.
We wrap up the goings on at the Under-19 World Cup.
What’s in the news
New Zealand completed a clean sweep of their ODI series against Pakistan but not before the tourists gave them a bit of a scare.
Sarfaraz Ahmed pinned the blame for Pakistan’s 5-0 loss on poor batting.
Man of the match and the series Martin Guptill is happy to grind out runs for the Black Caps.
What’s on social media
England cricket twitter are looking to find their voice again after a chastening defeat in the Ashes but their ODI form seems to be doing the trick.
Joe Root is just an England fan playing cricket 😂
— Cricket on BT Sport (@btsportcricket) January 19, 2018
And when they make bowling changes, the bowling actually… changes…
… unlike the Test side. https://t.co/ko7OZe5SXe
— King Cricket (@TheKingsTweets) January 19, 2018
Papua New Guinea were delighted to finally get a wicket at the Under-19 World Cup.
— Cricket World Cup (@cricketworldcup) January 19, 2018
What’s on TV
Saturday 20th January
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
New Zealand Under 19s v South Africa Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket (00:55), Sky Sports Main Event (01:00)
Sunday 21st January
Australia v England ODI series
Australia v England 3rd ODI
BT Sports HD 1 (03:00)
On This Day in 1988 – Worcestershire’s Graeme Hick scores 405 in single innings
Hick set a 20th-century County Championship record six years before Brian Lara broke it with his 501 not out for Warwickshire.
Jofra Archer shows flashes of top form on return from injury
Archer continued his return to action in a Second XI County Championship match at Hove.
Chris Jordan says suspending IPL ‘the right call’ as he awaits return to England
There has already been plenty of debate over whether the tournament should have continued as long as it did during a public health emergency.
On this day in 2011: Alastair Cook was named as England’s new ODI captain
Cook replaced Andrew Strauss, who retired from one-day cricket, while Broad took over from Paul Collingwood.
Former Australian Test cricketer victim of targeted kidnapping, police say
MacGill played 44 Tests for Australia and took 208 wickets.
England contigent start to return home after IPL postponed due to coronavirus
The majority of England’s players at the tournament are expected to fly home imminently.
English contingent aiming to secure flights home with IPL postponed due to Covid
Positive cases in three of the eight franchises effectively proved that the players’ bio-secure bubbles were no longer able to stave off the threat.
Q&A: What’s happened to this year’s IPL and what does it all mean?
There are 11 English representatives still involved.
IPL postponed with immediate effect amid rising coronavirus cases in India
The BCCI does “not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved” in organising the tournament.
England replaced at the top of ODI rankings but keep Twenty20 crown
New Zealand now top the one-day international table, with England down in fourth.