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.

Find out where Joe Root and Freddie Flintoff rank in Tennis365‘s countdown of the top ten sports stars they’d like to see take to the court.

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…

David Tickner had less trouble processing the decision.

Scotland are gearing up for the final stage of their campaign to make it to the 2019 World Cup.

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)