Cricket Today: Billy bound for the Blast
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and the toxic whirlpool we know as social media.
What’s on the site
Yorkshire announced the exciting capture of Australia fast bowler Billy Stanlake for at least 12 Vitality Blast games this season.
We select out TOTT for the Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-series.
Discover who the top cricketers support when it comes time to enjoy a bit of the old kick ball.
Former England seamer Dominic Cork picks his England XI.
Australia come within a hair of topping the T20I rankings for the first time.
What’s in the news
Asela Gunaratne has been ruled out of the upcoming tri-series featuring Sri Lanka, India and Bangladesh.
Josh Hazlewood and Pat Cummins enjoyed a stellar opening day to Australia’s tour of South Africa.
What’s on social media
On this day Shoaib Akhtar bowled the fastest recorded ball in cricket history against England.
— ICC (@ICC) February 22, 2018
Limber up for the CPL with this collection of big hits…
— CPL T20 (@CPL) February 22, 2018
Yorkshire welcome Big Billy on their social media platforms…
What’s on TV
Saturday 24th February
South Africa v India Twenty20 Series 2018
South Africa 16:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (15:55)
Sunday 25th February
New Zealand v England ODI Series 2018
New Zealand 01:00 England
Sky Sports Main Event (00:30), Sky Sports Cricket (00:30)
Sam Curran relishing responsibility in England T20 side
The Surrey all-rounder opened the bowling before partnering Jonny Bairstow across the winning line.
On This Day 2012: Ashley Giles takes over as England limited-overs head coach
Team director and Test boss Andy Flower was keen to reduce his own workload and Giles seized the opportunity.
Jonny Bairstow happy to put experience to good use after move down England order
Bairstow hit a wonderful 86 not out as England won the first Twenty20 international in South Africa.
Defiant Jonny Bairstow powers England to win over South Africa
The Yorkshire batsman hit 86 not out from 48 balls in a five-wicket win.
England chasing 180 to win Cape Town clash as Faf Du Plessis makes half-century
Sam and Tom Curran experienced mixed fortunes in the first innings of the opening Twenty20 against South Africa.
Leicestershire boss: Foxes won’t stand for being county cricket “also rans”
Chief executive Sean Jarvis has big plans for the county.
England unsure of best T20 side as foreign fixtures resume
Selectors have a full strength squad to choose from in England’s first away match since the start of the pandemic.
South Africa on high alert after Ben Stokes’ IPL form
The South Africa captain saw Stokes smash a sensational hundred last month.