Cricket Today: Kohli’s 2017 lauded, Stokes delayed
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
We reflect on Zimbabwe’s stunning win over Sri Lanka in Mirpur.
If you want to stay up-to-date with the latest in the Momentum One-day Cup we have a wrap of the latest action here.
What’s in the news
Ben Stokes has learned that his return to international cricket could be delayed by his court date.
Trevor Bayliss revealed he has yet to speak to Stokes since he was charged.
The ICC named their men’s Test and ODI XI’s of the year.
A prominent figure in Zimbabwe cricket is facing anti-corruption charges.
What’s on social media
It seems that Services day at Supersport Park, an initiative to raise awareness of the work done by the South African National Defence Force, did not go off without a hitch.
Small accident @SuperSport Park ! pic.twitter.com/b1hIzsXbLL
— George Rautenbach (@GeorgeRaut56) January 18, 2018
Kent announced their new Director of cricket…
We’re delighted to welcome Paul Downton as our new director of cricket.
A Kentish man and England Test player who won 12 trophies at Kent and Middlesex before spending 19 years on the board at Middlesex.https://t.co/tX06v6wdx9
— Kent Cricket 🏏 (@kentcricket) January 18, 2018
To mixed reviews:
— Pazza (@pazza1971) January 18, 2018
Ireland’s Andy Balbirnie had a lucky escape in their ODI against Scotland.
How does this ball not go crashing into Andy Balbirnie’s stumps? Velcro ball and velcro pads?pic.twitter.com/cPmysyPtoa
— The Cricket Paper (@TheCricketPaper) January 18, 2018
What’s on TV
Thursday 18th January
New Zealand v Pakistan ODI Series 2018
New Zealand v Pakistan 5th ODI
Sky Sports Cricket (21:55), Sky Sports Main Event (23:55)
Friday 19th January
ICC Under 19 Cricket World Cup 2018
India Under 19s v Zimbabwe Under 19s
Sky Sports Cricket – Red Button (00:55), Sky Sports Mix (00:55), Sky Sports Cricket (06:00)
Australia v England ODI series 2018
Australia v England 2nd ODI
BT Sports HD1 (03:00)
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.