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)
Five overseas professionals pull out of Lanka Premier League
Three of the players who pulled out are set to be involved when England tour South Africa.
Boxing Day Test at MCG could be played in front of a crowd
The MCG might not be breaking records this year but they still hope for a crowd.
Ben Stokes back to his best with big-hitting IPL century
The England all-rounder hit 107 not out in 60 balls as Rajasthan Royals beat Mumbai Indians.
Pakistan shift Zimbabwe T20Is from Lahore to Rawalpindi
Zimbabwe are now set to play all six internationals in Rawalpindi.
CSA rubbishes reports of resignations at board level
Cricket South Africa insist there have been no resignations.
India great Kapil Dev stable after emergency heart surgery
The former all-rounder captained his country to a first-ever World Cup crown in 1983.
England’s male cricketers agree to pay cut to help deal with coronavirus crisis
Cuts will last for a year.
Middlesex committed to improving inclusivity and ‘addressing bias’
The Lord’s-based county confronted the issue at a recent board meeting.
Australian Event Awards honour Women’s T20 World Cup
The Women’s T20 World Cup has been recognised once again for its innovation and excellence in the field of event organisation.