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)
New Zealand make England suffer after controversial Devon Conway decision
Conway appeared to be caught out when on 22 but he was given not out and ended the afternoon session on 78.
Michael Holding: England footballers showing some backbone by taking the knee
Former pace bowler Holding was less impressed with the ‘moment of unity’ from England and New Zealand’s cricketers.
Dan Lawrence misses out on maiden Test century as England post 303
Stuart Broad dismissed Tom Latham as New Zealand reached lunch on 43 for one in reply.
Will Jacks leads Surrey to opening Blast victory over Middlesex
Opener Finn Allen made an unbeaten 73 to lead Lancashire to victory.
Crowd brings colour back to Edgbaston as England avoid batting collapse
The ground welcomed 18,000 fans on the first day of the second Test against New Zealand.
Rory Burns impressed with Dan Lawrence’s innings at Edgbaston
Lawrence finished unbeaten on 67.
Rory Burns and Dan Lawrence come to England rescue as fans flock to Edgbaston
Burns made 81 and Lawrence an unbeaten 67 on day one of the second Test.
Rory Burns stands firm for England after New Zealand hit back in second Test
Burns was unbeaten on 73 as England went to tea on 152 for four at Edgbaston.
Dom Sibley and Rory Burns give England solid start to second Test
The two openers put on 67 in the morning session against New Zealand at at Edgbaston