Cricket Today: India wilt after patient start

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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.

Jonny Bairstow was full of praise for the England ODI team.

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…

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.

On a lighter note the BBL’s most photogenic player Chris Green found some dedicated fans.

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)