Cricket Today: Long old tour
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.
What’s on the site
England are all set to finish off their time in Australia with the final T20I of the Aussie leg of the Trans-Tasman tri-series with Dawid Malan eager to force his way into the ODI set up, it has been a long old tour.
Chris Jordan has come out in support of teammate Jason Roy after he claimed a catch that was overturned by the third umpire in their lost to Australia in Hobart.
Glenn Maxwell is delighted to be working with Ricky Ponting.
Australia need to adjust their thinking on wrist-spin according to Adam Zampa.
What’s in the news
The PCB have decided to slap Nasir Jamshed with charges over alleged corruption.
Richard Pybus has returned to the role of High Performance director for West Indies cricket.
AB de Villiers has been passed fit and looks set to play in the three remaining ODIs against India.
Kane Richardson revealed why he shunned the IPL auction this year.
Sri Lanka seized control of the second Test against Bangladesh.
What’s on social media
We really appreciate the work done by Kass Naidoo in SA cricket and just want to take the time to celebrate her time covering cricket, well done Kass.
#OnThisDay in 2003, I hosted my first ever cricket match on TV, the opening match of the 2003 ICC Cricket World Cup on 9 Feb 2003. Today, I decided to celebrate by spending time with a powerful group of #womenincricket playing a massive role in shaping the game #PitchUpInPink pic.twitter.com/LGPkk5GUhV
— Kass Naidoo (@KassNaidoo) February 9, 2018
With AB set to return to the Proteas lineup why don’t you have a bit of this…
This was AB de Villiers with fastest 100 of all time
It is a day that will be etched in the cricket books and the memory of every cricket fan forever. #PinkDay
— bizhubHighveld Lions (@HighveldLions) February 9, 2018
But we are braced for something much worse…
If you think Kohli is arrogant now, imagine him if India win this series 6-0. A whitewash, away from home, against one of the big boys. With thr Indian skipper standing head, shoulders and knees above anyone else. Brace yourselves.
Kohli would strut forever! #SAvIND
— Lungani Zama (@whamzam17) February 9, 2018
What’s on TV
Saturday 10th February
Trans-Tasman T20I Tri-series
Australia 06:00 England
BT Sports HD1 (06:00)
South Africa v India ODI Series 2018
South Africa 11:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (10:55), Sky Sports Main Event (15:00)
Jos Buttler: Opening batting made easier by Jason Roy’s intimidating presence
Buttler notched his ninth fifty in 20 innings opening the batting in T20s for England.
Jos Buttler believes he is blossoming alongside opening partner Jason Roy
Buttler took the plaudits with an unbeaten 68 from 55 balls as England overhauled their target with 17 balls to spare.
Harry Brook and Jordan Thompson’s record stand helps Yorkshire to Blast victory
The pair put on a sixth-wicket partnership of 141.
Jos Buttler guides England to victory after bowlers put squeeze on Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka were restricted to a paltry 129 for seven after winning the toss.
England bowlers Adil Rashid and Sam Curran limit Sri Lanka in first T20
The hosts need 130 to win at Cardiff.
Kane Williamson savours New Zealand’s World Test Championship triumph
The Black Caps beat India in the final.
New Zealand edge thrilling battle with India to win World Test Championship
Kane Williamson led the way with an unbeaten 52 and 37-year-old Ross Taylor struck the winning boundary to finish 47 not out.
New Zealand in strong position to win World Test Championship final
The Black Caps need to chase 139 to win.
Kyle Jamieson takes two India wickets as NZ make move in World Test Championship
Play had resumed on the reserve day with India on 64 for two, a slender lead of 32, and all results just about feasible.
Devon Conway and Quinton De Kock join Southern Brave’s line-up for The Hundred
Australian duo David Warner and Marcus Stoinis pulled out of the inaugural tournament citing coronavirus complications.