Cricket Today: Farce averted in Sri Lanka

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What’s on the site

Farce was narrowly averted in Sri Lanka with Shakib-al-Hasan nearly pulling his troops off the field during their T20I win over Sri Lanka.

The Rabada saga rolls on with a date set for his hearing and an advocate appointed to defend him.

Alastair Cook has urged England to step up against New Zealand.

Sikandar Raza helped get Zimbabwe one step closer to the 2019 World Cup.

What’s in the news

Somerset tweaker Jack Leach has earned a long overdue England call up.

Stuart Broad prepares to give up the new ball.

Kamran Akmal is eager to prove his worth to Pakistan after his fourth career T20 hundred.

Aussie quick Mitchell Starc revealed his struggle in finding the right plan for AB de Villiers.

What’s on social media

Tabraiz Shamsi is becoming a regular source of inspiration #WristSpinnerWisdom

Tamim Iqbal tried to put out some fires after the explosive end to the Nidahas Trophy round robin phase

Cricbuzz have very kindly summarised the whole mess and here it is…

What’s on TV

Sunday 18th March
ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018
Ireland 07:30 Scotland
Sky Sports Cricket (07:15), Sky Sports Main Event (07:30)

Monday 19th March
ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018
West Indies 07:30 Zimbabwe
Sky Sports Cricket (07:15), Sky Sports Main Event (07:30)