Cricket Today: Smith smells blood
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
Australia skipper Steve Smith wants to pick at the carcass of the Proteas after their battering at the hands of India.
Dave Tickner looks at the Adil Rashid white-ball only debate.
Chris Jordan explains a few T20 specific techniques.
Virat Kohli says its not his job to write headlines, ironically writing a neat headline for us.
Aiden Markram is grateful for the learning experience that was a 5-1 series hiding at the hands of India.
What’s in the news
Ben Stokes will not play in the T20I against New Zealand on Sunday.
Allrounder David Willey believes more players will go the root of Adil Rashid.
Australia fast bowler Kane Richardson is prepared for the Tri-Series T20I final at Eden Park to be another tough outing for bowlers.
Bangladesh skipper Mahmudullah refused to put the defeats to Sri Lanka down to the inside information their new coach Chandika Hathurusingha would have from his tenure as the Tigers coach.
What’s on social media
Happy birthday AB!!!
— ICC (@ICC) February 17, 2018
The Aussies are here…
“There could be some good short pitch bowling in this series.” Aussie captain Steve Smith, looks ahead to the 4 Tests against SA. pic.twitter.com/ZyOfFsg7Hk
— stuart hess (@shockerhess) February 17, 2018
John Nicholson on the difference between Test and T20 cricket.
It’s like comparing being a stripper to reading a book.
— John Nicholson (@JohnnyTheNic) February 16, 2018
What’s on TV
Sunday 18th February
Tri-Series in Australia/New Zealand 2018
New Zealand 06:00 England
Sky Sports Main Event (05:30), Sky Sports Cricket (05:30)
South Africa v India Twenty20 Series 2018
South Africa 12:30 India
Sky Sports Cricket (12:25)
England chasing 180 to win Cape Town clash as Faf Du Plessis makes half-century
Sam and Tom Curran experienced mixed fortunes in the first innings of the opening Twenty20 against South Africa.
Leicestershire boss: Foxes won’t stand for being county cricket “also rans”
Chief executive Sean Jarvis has big plans for the county.
England unsure of best T20 side as foreign fixtures resume
Selectors have a full strength squad to choose from in England’s first away match since the start of the pandemic.
South Africa on high alert after Ben Stokes’ IPL form
The South Africa captain saw Stokes smash a sensational hundred last month.
Tom Curran happy for cricket to carry on innovating in quest for entertainment
Curran is heading back to the Big Bash in the new year with Sydney Sixers, with three new rules to get used to in the Twenty20 tournament.
Eoin Morgan still working out which players form England’s best Twenty20 side
It is less than a year until the T20 World Cup in India.
Pakistan break protocol, return six COVID-19 positives
Pakistan have been rocked by a double-blow and seen their exemption to train in isolation revoked.
Proteas issue statement on Black Lives Matter stance
The Proteas have affirmed their commitment to being anti-racist but will not kneel.