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)
Rassie van der Dussen relished India banter in tough Test series
The series between South Africa and India rode on a knife-edge.
India in South Africa: Jasprit Bumrah philosophical on leadership changes
Coach Ravi Shastri and skipper Virat Kohli have departed recently.
Broad and company: It’s our combined Ashes comedy XI
Everyone loves a combined XI at the end of the series; ours is a little different/better.
England Test team: Coach Chris Silverwood unsure what future holds after Ashes
England lost 4-0 Down Under.
Racism in cricket: ECB to give update to DCMS committee in January
The DCMS committee has recommended public funding to cricket be limited if it does not make sufficient progress on racism.
Women’s Ashes: Lisa Keightley admits England are ‘still rusty’ ahead of bid to regain the Urn
The multi-format series was brought forward by a week and will start with three T20 matches at the Adelaide Oval.
Keegan Petersen’s South Africa success shows the value of First Class experience
There is no substitute for experience.
Ashes post-mortem: What next for England after 4-0 embarrassment?
Captain Joe Root may survive the fall-out but changes elsewhere are likely.
ICC U19 Men’s Cricket World Cup
ICC Men’s Under 19 World Cup: England hit the ground running against Bangladesh
Bangladesh were skittled for 97.
Joe Root believes he is the right man to keep leading England despite Ashes defeat
Root’s side were embarrassed in the fifth Test as they fell to a 4-0 series defeat against Australia.