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)
Jonny Bairstow says IPL stints can improve England players across all formats
In years gone by the IPL presented a major bone of contention for players like Kevin Pietersen and the ECB.
England all-rounder Moeen Ali joins Chennai Super Kings in 2021 IPL auction
Moeen found himself at the centre of a battle for his services.
Glenn Maxwell joins his dream team after IPL auction bidding war
Glenn Maxwell will get to share a dressing room with his idol AB de Villiers when the 2021 IPL gets underway.
India stars make rankings charge after mammoth win
India’s second Test heroes have been rewarded with progress in the latest ICC Test rankings.
Chris Silverwood apologises over way Moeen Ali’s departure was communicated
It has been established that Moeen is merely taking his own allocated break period.
‘The decision was ours’ – Chris Silverwood clarifies reason for Moeen Ali exit
Captain Joe Root said in a post-match press conference on Tuesday that the all-rounder had “chosen” to leave the tour of India.
David Warner makes himself available for The Hundred draft
Over 500 players are chasing the remaining 35 selection slots.
‘My heart is clear and time is right’ – Faf Du Plessis retires from Test cricket
The former Proteas captain scored 4,163 runs at an average of 40.02 in his 69 Tests.
Virat Kohli hails India’s ‘perfect game’ after crushing win over England
India won by 317 runs to square the series at 1-1.