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)
National selector Ed Smith to leave England and Wales Cricket Board
The role is being abolished.
England all-rounder Liam Livingstone flies home from IPL over ‘bubble fatigue’
The 27-year-old has yet to feature for the Rajasthan Royals during the current tournament.
England hopeful Ollie Robinson stars as Sussex defeat Glamorgan by eight wickets
The visitors passed their target of 154 to win thanks to unbeaten half-centuries from Aaron Thomason and Tom Clark.
Ollie Pope hits 245 as Surrey take upper-hand over Leicestershire on day three
England batsmen Ollie Pope and Joe Root hit red-ball centuries for their county.
Mohammad Abbas hat-trick puts Hampshire in command against Middlesex
Lancashire’s Matt Parkinson produced a ball of the century contender against Northamptonshire.
Shubman Gill and Mohammed Siraj earn first BCCI contracts
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal, have suffered contract demotions.
Dom Sibley injury adds to England’s worries with Ben Stokes facing 12 weeks out
Stokes was injured playing in the IPL while Sibley was in County Championship action with Warwickshire.
Can England cope without talisman Ben Stokes against New Zealand this summer?
All-rounder Stokes faces up to 12 weeks out with a fractured finger.
Ben Stokes ruled out for up to three months with broken finger
The England all-rounder will have surgery on the injury picked up playing in the Indian Premier League.