Cricket Today: Proteas hunt consolation
Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and the toxic whirlpool we know as social media.
What’s on the site
Hashim Amla says the Proteas are looking to end the series against India on a positive note.
Sri Lanka blitzed Bangladesh in the first T20I at Mirpur with a brutal batting display.
Australia stand-in skipper David Warner says the T20I captaincy still belongs to Steve Smith.
What’s in the News
Indian quick Ishant Sharma will join Sussex for the first two months of the 2018 county season subject to BCCI approval.
Zimbabwe will be looking to their passionate home support to help them secure one of the two ICC Cricket World Cup qualification spots next month.
Australia allrounder Ellyse Perry has added another feather to her cap by achieving the number-one batting position in the ICC Women’s ODI Player Rankings.
Yorkshire County Cricket Club have confirmed that leg-spinning all-rounder Adil Rashid will not play red-ball cricket for the club in 2018.
What’s on social media
Michael Vaughan tried to explain why Adil Rashid’s decision to drop red ball cricket left him staggered, we’ll spare you the bulk but here is a sample…
I totally agree Jamie (Son) but it doesn’t make sense .. He doesn’t have an IPL contract .. He could potentially still play Test cricket .. No T20 leagues available for him this summer … #StaggeredSon https://t.co/RCUS7DqsEi
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) February 15, 2018
David Tickner had less trouble processing the decision.
If I watched them pick Liam Dawson ahead of me and then saw Mason Crane hailed as the second coming of Warne for taking 1-193 I’d probably knock the red-ball stuff on the head as well tbf.
— Dave Tickner (@tickerscricket) February 15, 2018
Scotland are gearing up for the final stage of their campaign to make it to the 2019 World Cup.
— Cricket Scotland (@CricketScotland) February 15, 2018
What’s on TV
Friday 16th February
New Zealand 06:00 Australia
Tri-Series in Australia/New Zealand 2018, Sky Sports Cricket (05:30), Sky Sports Main Event (05:30)
South Africa v India ODI Series 2018
South Africa 11:00 India
Sky Sports Cricket (10:55), Sky Sports Main Event (11:30)
A golden summer for England’s Yorkshire run machines
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow have been responsible for seven centuries between them.
Joe Root relishing being a ‘rock star’ after England’s historic win over India
New Test captain Ben Stokes wants team to be entertainers.
Fans found guilty of racist abuse at Edgbaston face bans from cricket grounds
Investigations have been launched into allegations of abuse during the fifth Test between England and India.
England’s historic chase of 378 against India is eighth-highest of all-time
West Indies hold the Test record with 418 against Australia in 2003.
England complete record chase of 378 to beat India and level series
England completed a staggering seven-wicket success as Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow saw them comfortably over the line.
Ben Stokes’ England revelling in thrill of the chase
The Test team completed the largest fourth-innings run chase in their history against India.
Allegations of racist abuse among the crowd at Edgbaston being investigated
The Bharat Army has claimed “many” of its members were targeted.
Edgbaston officials to investigate allegations of racist abuse among crowd
The claims were highlighted by former cricketer Azeem Rafiq.
Alex Lees: England have ultimate belief they can complete chase against India
India set the winning line at 378, higher than any England side has ever managed, but the hosts need just 119 more with seven wickets in hand.
Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow leave England daring to dream against India
No England side has ever hunted down more than 359 but they have their eyes set on a record chase of 378 at Edgbaston.