Cricket Today: Holding out for a hero

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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

South Africa needs a hero right now and we can’t rely on Cyril Ramaphosa to save our cricket, JP Duminy called on senior players to stand up and be counted.

A future hero may just be in the ranks of the Abinala Primary School mini-cricket team who beat the Proteas on Monday.

India seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar said he enjoys bowling in “tough situations” after achieving career-best figures in the first T20I against South Africa at the Wanderers on Sunday.

Nasser Hussain says that the punters want T20 Cricket.

Proteas Women fast bowler Shabnim Ismail says that harnessing her natural aggression helped her pick up five against India keeping her team in the T20I series.

What’s in the news

Craig Overton was called into the England ODI squad to replace Liam Plunkett.

Australia’s Alex Blackwell announced her retirement.

Afghanistan beat Zimbabwe comfortably in the fifth ODI.

Hampshire confirmed the signing of batsman Sam Northeast from Kent.

Chris Lynn is in contention to lead the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2018 edition of the IPL.

What’s on social media

Dale Steyn is looking for some fishing spots in Cape Town.

Australia employed an interesting drill in their training session in Benoni…

Forgive us for straying from the the realm of cricket but the latest from John Nicholson over at Football365 is something everyone should read

What’s on TV

Wednesday 21st February
Tri-Series in Australia/New Zealand 2018
New Zealand 06:00 Australia
Sky Sports Cricket (05:30), Sky Sports Mix (05:30), Sky Sports Main Event (05:30)

South Africa v India Twenty20 Series 2018
South Africa 16:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (15:55), Sky Sports Main Event (16:00)