Cricket Today: India seize their moment
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
India inched ahead of the Proteas at the Wanderers in an enthralling battle on what has been described as a demonic pitch.
Akash Fotedar has a look at the questions Australia need to answer ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
We look at five talking points from the Wanderers in our Freedom Series quintet.
Pakistan skipper Sarfaraz Ahmed was thrilled with his bowlers after they finally earned a win on their tour of New Zealand.
What’s in the news
Pakistan beat New Zealand by 48 runs to level to the T20I series at 1-1 with one match to play.
Sri Lanka blasted past hosts Bangladesh by ten wickets to book a date with them in the tri-series final with Zimbabwe missing out.
Afghanistan earned a place in the Under-19 World Cup Semi-finals by beating New Zealand.
We wrap up all the MODC action.
Khaya Zondo was named in South Africa’s ODI squad for the first three matches of the series against India.
What’s on social media
Dolphins skipper Zondo reacted to the news that he had made the Proteas ODI squad.
Everyone on cricket twitter enjoyed Kagiso Rabada’s little gem of an innings as nightwatchman.
— Lungani Zama (@whamzam17) January 25, 2018
Rashid Khan has lit up the Big Bash and the Afghan spin wizard was at it again in the Scorchers final game at the WACA but couldn’t quite spoil the party.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 25, 2018
What’s on TV
Thursday 25 January
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
India Under 19s v Bangladesh Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket (21:25), Sky Sports Main Event (23:55)
Friday 26 January
Australia v England ODI series
Australia v England 5th ODI
BT Sports HD 1 (03:00)
South Africa v India Test Series 2018
South Africa 08:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket – Red Button (07:55), Sky Sports Cricket (09:15), Sky Sports Main Event (09:15)
On this day in 2011: Alastair Cook was named as England’s new ODI captain
Cook replaced Andrew Strauss, who retired from one-day cricket, while Broad took over from Paul Collingwood.
Former Australian Test cricketer victim of targeted kidnapping, police say
MacGill played 44 Tests for Australia and took 208 wickets.
England contigent start to return home after IPL postponed due to coronavirus
The majority of England’s players at the tournament are expected to fly home imminently.
English contingent aiming to secure flights home with IPL postponed due to Covid
Positive cases in three of the eight franchises effectively proved that the players’ bio-secure bubbles were no longer able to stave off the threat.
Q&A: What’s happened to this year’s IPL and what does it all mean?
There are 11 English representatives still involved.
IPL postponed with immediate effect amid rising coronavirus cases in India
The BCCI does “not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved” in organising the tournament.
England replaced at the top of ODI rankings but keep Twenty20 crown
New Zealand now top the one-day international table, with England down in fourth.
Yorkshire seal dramatic one-run victory against Northamptonshire at Headingley
Steven Patterson had Wayne Parnell caught behind in a dramatic finish.
Stuart Broad inspires Nottinghamshire to a first red-ball win since 2018
England’s Stuart Broad was their chief inspiration on the decisive third day at Derby.
Why England Test Side Should Take Spin More Seriously
Here we argue for why that needs to change, especially if England are ever to stamp their authority when they go on tour.