Cricket Today: Kohli and Co ravage the Proteas
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 monstered the Proteas in the first ODI in Durban with late wickets failing to take the gloss off an excellent chase.
The Black Caps expect David Warner to come out swinging in the T20 tri-series.
Andre Russell returns after serving his one year doping ban.
John Nicholson has his say on T20 cricket.
What’s in the news
Pakistan claimed third in the ICC Under-19 World Cup.
Three Essex Eagles stars are headed to Hong Kong for the T20 Blitz.
The Dolphins and Warriors are set to face off in the MODC final.
Matthew Wade has made peace with his international career possibly being over.
Sri Lanka fought back in the first Test against Bangladesh.
What’s on social media
Dan Liebke offering commentary on commentary made our morning.
“You’re being smart!” says Mark Waugh to Howie, revealingly using the term as an insult. #BBL07
— Dan Liebke (@LiebCricket) February 1, 2018
On this day in 1981 New Zealand nearly went to war with Australia.
— World Series Cup (@WSCupCricket) January 31, 2018
Finally have a little Big Bash six to keep you going.
— KFC Big Bash League (@BBL) February 1, 2018
What’s on TV
Saturday 3rd February
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
Australia Under 19s 01:00 India Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket (00:55), Sky Sports Main Event (01:00)
Sunday 4th February
South Africa v India ODI Series 2018
South Africa 08:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (07:55), Sky Sports Main Event (08:00)
Bob Willis Trophy and County Championship to co-exist in new structure
An agreement over 2021’s first-class season has been agreed.
England skipper Eoin Morgan to take over as Kolkata Knight Riders captain
Morgan had been acting as deputy to Dinesh Karthik.
Misbah-ul-Haq resigns Pakistan chief selector post to remain coach
Misbah’s decision may very well be motivated by changes to the new rules surrounding designed to eliminate conflicts of interest.
Adil Rashid pens white-ball contract extension with Yorkshire for 2021 season
Rashid has had no involvement in any red-ball cricket since earning the last of 19 Test caps in the Caribbean in January 2019.
On this day in 2006: Pakistan pair test positive for nandrolone
Shoaib Akhtar and Mohammad Asif were withdrawn from the 2006 Champions Trophy after the results.
England invited to Pakistan for white-ball series in early 2021
The proposed tour is set to comprise three Twenty20 matches.
Aussie finisher Glenn Maxwell doesn’t play to the gallery
Glenn Maxwell hasn’t come off with the bat in IPL 13 just yet but the Australian isn’t letting that rent space in his head.
Jayawardene backs quicks to continue to impact IPL
Will quick bowlers continue to impact the IPL even as the pitches get slower and lower? The Mumbai Indians coach thinks so.
South African cricketer’s union calls on CSA board to resign
The South African Cricketers’ Association have issued a fresh call for the entire CSA board to stand aside as government intervention looms.