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)
Chris Silverwood unlikely to try Ben Stokes-Jos Buttler IPL job swap for England
Stokes was promoted to the top of the order and Buttler slotted in down at number five for Rajasthan Royals recently.
Rassie van der Dussen upbeat ahead of T20 series despite contrasting build-ups
South Africa have not played together since March while England had a full international programme over the summer.
India suffer double blow as Rohit and Ishant ruled out
India will have to do without the services of Rohit Sharma and Ishant Sharma during the first two Tests against Australia.
Sam Curran stars as England get creative in internal T20 practice match in Paarl
Jos Buttler’s XI coasted to victory over Eoin Morgan’s team, with a second target then hastily set to gain more practice time.
Kagiso Rabada reiterates BLM support as South Africa opt against taking knee
The Proteas will not take a knee during the forthcoming series against England.
Olly Stone ready to ‘bash down the door’ after England recall
The Warwickshire paceman was included in the one-day international squad against South Africa and impressed in an intra-squad warm-up game.
Sam Billings striving to make sure he keeps place in ‘phenomenal’ England side
Billings and Joe Root put on 103 for Jos Buttler’s XI in a 40-over intra-squad warm-up victory in Cape Town.
Joe Root hits decisive 77 as Jos Buttler’s team triumph in England warm-up match
The 23-man squad was split in two for the 40-over practice match in Cape Town, with Team Eoin Morgan challenging Team Buttler.
Joe Root hits 77 as England warm-up in Cape Town ahead of South Africa series
England split their squad into two teams for a 40-over practice match.