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)
Ben Stokes looking forward to Liam Livingstone’s Test debut for England
Livingstone has not played a red-ball match in 2022.
James Anderson: England ‘chomping at the bit’ to start first Test in Pakistan
The 40-year-old is the only member of the England squad to have toured the country before.
Kisma News: India need more pace, bowling all-rounders
The Indian cricket team is amidst a rebuild of sorts after a disappointing T20 World Cup. The focus is to bring new talent into the team…
Brendon McCullum has no issues with Liam Livingstone’s lack of red-ball cricket
Livingstone has built his name as a prolific limited-overs performer.
Brendon McCullum vows England will continue to entertain in Pakistan
England won six out of seven Tests playing an attacking brand of cricket over the summer.
Kisma News: India’s decision to persist with Rishabh Pant is admirable, but his failures are mounting
Rishabh Pant’s form in white-ball cricket has been the subject of intense scrutiny – and with good reason too…
On this day in 2012: Ashley Giles appointed England limited-overs head coach
Giles’ tenure in the role only lasted 18 months.
Boost for aspiring black cricketers as ACE scheme launches in northern England
The programme is a partnership between Yorkshire, the Sheffield Caribbean Sports Club and African Caribbean Engagement (ACE).
England arrive in Pakistan for first Test tour since 2005
Only James Anderson was there when England last played Tests and one-day internationals in Pakistan.
Kisma News: Hardik Pandya’s reasoning for excluding Umran Malik and Sanju Samson
Going into the T20I series against New Zealand, most Indian fans expected bench players would be given more significant opportunities…