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)
Sri Lanka v England Day 3: England skipper Joe Root’s brilliant form continues
Root’s 186 helped England battle back against Sri Lanka in Galle.
Jos Buttler: Everyone can learn something from watching Joe Root play spin
England’s captain scored another Test century in Galle.
5 biggest Test knocks of England captain Joe Root’s career
Root’s superb showing in Galle moved him up to fourth in the list of his country’s highest Test run scorers.
Joe Root puts on another batting masterclass in Sri Lanka before late dismissal
The England captain departed having scored 186 of England’s 339 for nine in Galle.
England rely on Joe Root again as he defies Sri Lanka with another century
He hit an unbeaten 137 as England reached tea at 252 for six to trail their hosts by 129 runs.
England stay alive in Sri Lanka as Joe Root claims another century
The Yorkshireman has reached three figures in consecutive matches for the first time in his career.
Sri Lanka v England Day 2: Familiar faces keep England in the hunt at Galle
James Anderson and Joe Root raised the bar in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
England paceman James Anderson still finding ways to get better
Anderson’s six for 40 was his best performance in Asian conditions.
Masterful Joe Root leads England fightback against Sri Lanka
The captain was unbeaten on 67 at stumps on day two of the second Test.
James Anderson leads the way as England bowl Sri Lanka out for 381
Spinners Jack Leach and Dom Bess were left to nurse a combined return of nought for 195 in 64 overs.