Cricket Today: India wilt after patient start
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 won the toss and elected to bat in the third Test against hosts South Africa but slipped to 187 all out.
We take a look back at five talking points from the opening day at the Wanderers.
Glenn Maxwell feels that Australia need to bat at a much higher tempo in ODIs, emulating England.
Meanwhile Mark Wood wants to emulate Australia or at least the Australia of old.
What’s in the news
Pakistan advanced to the Under-19 World Cup semifinals after a slender victory over South Africa.
The Hong Kong T20 Blitz unveiled a gallery of international stars showing the tournaments immense growth in its three years of existence.
Josh Hazlewood called for more time to work on white ball skills for Australia’s Test bowlers.
Sam Curran earned a maiden call up to the England T20 squad joining his brother Tom in the national team ranks.
What’s on social media
A kick ball player indulged in a series of tweets questioning the amount of coverage afforded to the world’s second most popular sport, all this a few hours after admitting he was shit at cricket…
I’m really really shit at cricket but would love to play! https://t.co/cSb4ZR6Boi
— Stan Collymore (@StanCollymore) January 23, 2018
Somerset’s Peter Trego took exception to some of Collymore’s ranting which was spread over several tweets and interspersed with posts about people being too easily offended.
Gets under my skin how clowns with an envied media persona feel they can make outrageous and uneducated statements and think it’s ok…. fortunately the good folk see through the garbage!!
— Peter Trego (@tregs140) January 23, 2018
On a lighter note the BBL’s most photogenic player Chris Green found some dedicated fans.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) January 24, 2018
What’s on TV
Wednesday 24 January
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
New Zealand Under 19s v Afghanistan Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket (21:25), Sky Sports Main Event (23:30)
Thursday 25 January
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)
New Zealand v Pakistan Twenty20 Series 2018
New Zealand v Pakistan
Sky Sports Mix (05:55), Sky Sports Cricket (05:55)
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)
Dom Bess determined to prove England worth after India struggles
Bess says he knows what he has ‘got to do now to have a successful international career’.
Jake Libby earns draw as Somerset, Hampshire and Gloucestershire open with wins
Worcestershire opener Libby made the second-longest Championship innings ever and was on the field for every ball of the match.
Jofra Archer to find out whether he could feature in IPL next week
Archer has already been ruled out of the initial stages of the tournament after undergoing surgery to remove glass from his finger last month.
Stuart Broad would support social media boycott as racist abuse continues online
Some football teams and players have taken a break from social media.
Snow hits Glamorgan hopes as Rory Burns and Ben Foakes shine for Surrey
Burns made 74 and England team-mate Foakes an unbeaten 81 for Surrey against Gloucestershire at Bristol.
ICC Player of the Month nominations for March announced
Winners of the player of the month awards will be announced every second Monday of the month on the ICC’s digital channels.
Billy Root overshadows brother Joe as England captain suffers against Glamorgan
The visitors closed the second day with the upper hand at Headingley.
Sadiq Khan hoping to attract future IPL matches to London
London has staged NFL, MLB and NBA matches in London in the past and the London Mayor hopes IPL matches can also be staged in the capital.
Dan Lawrence shows early touch as Essex start strongly in Championship
There were big hundreds for Sam Robson, Tom Haines and James Vince.