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)
Ben Stokes believes the sky is the limit for England’s Twenty20 side
England are already world champions in the 50-over format.
Australia move to the top of ICC Cricket World Cup Super League
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Dawid Malan surges to record-high T20I Rankings rating
Malan has reached new heights of excellence.
England bowler Mark Wood keen to impress in ODI series after missing out on T20s
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Dawid Malan’s unbeaten 99 propels England to third T20 win over South Africa
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South Africa launch late blitz to set England 192 to win third T20 in Cape Town
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Knight Riders Group invests in American T20 tournament
Shah Rukh Khan’s Knight Riders Group have invested in an upcoming American T20 competition as they aim to get a foothold in the US.