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)
Stuart Broad one of the world’s best ever bowlers despite suffering from asthma
The England star is one of only seven players in the history of the game to reach 500 Test wickets.
Jonny Bairstow suffers injury in Yorkshire’s win over Worcestershire
It will be a worry to England ahead of the T20 series against Sri Lanka next week.
Heather Knight frustrated to miss century in her 100th game as England captain
The England captain made 95 as the home side finished the opening day of the Test with India on 296 for six in Bristol.
Day one of England’s Test against India: Dunkley debuts and Knight excels
The hosts made 269 for six.
Heather Knight falls short of century as England falter after good start
The home side were 269 for six after day one of the Test against India in Bristol.
The talking points ahead of a big Test for England Women
India are the visitors for a four-day match at Bristol.
ECB ‘sorry’ as England Women forced to play India Test on used wicket
The pitch at Bristol was used for Gloucestershire’s Vitality Blast game against Sussex last week.
Heather Knight: Used wicket is not ideal for England’s Test with India
The first Test starts at Bristol’s County Ground on Wednesday.
Assistant coach Graham Thorpe urges England batsmen to show their ‘desperation’
The Test team are mulling over a first home series defeat in seven years after collapsing against New Zealand at Edgbaston.