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)
South African cricketer’s union calls on CSA board to resign
The South African Cricketers’ Association have issued a fresh call for the entire CSA board to stand aside as government intervention looms.
Question marks over England trip to South Africa after government row
Cricket South Africa has been given until October 27 to prevent political intervention.
Adil Rashid ponders shouldering responsibility of England Test return
The 32-year-old has not played red-ball cricket since January 2019.
World Test Championship final still set for June 2021
The World Test Championship looks likely to culminate at Lord’s in June of 2021 despite the havoc wreaked by the coronavirus.
Universe Boss Chris Gayle confirms when he will return to IPL action
Gayle has missed the entire first-half of the round-robin phase but feels he can still help his team to the playoffs.
Cash-strapped CSA desperate to welcome England tour
CSA desperately need the Proteas white-ball series against England scheduled for November-December to go ahead.
Mickey Arthur says Sri Lanka are ready to host England Tests
The tour was abandoned in March due to the pandemic and could be staged in January.