Cricket Today: Smithy gets his dues

Welcome to Cricket Today where we examine what is going on in the world of Cricket365 and social media.

What’s on the site

Steve Smith reaped the rewards of a tough old slog of a season that included an Ashes victory when Cricket Australia held their annual awards.

Darren Lehmann wants a more aggressive and settled Australia team for ODIs with a view to doing well at the World Cup.

The pitch for the T20I between New Zealand and England at the Westpac Stadium is an interesting one to say the least.

Jason Roy has urged his England teammates to bat smarter in T20Is.

Jos Buttler says it’s hard to bat first in T20Is.

What’s in the news

Cricket South Africa revealed that Imran Tahir was racially abused at the Wanderers on Saturday night.

David Warner will be given a short break from cricket before rejoining the squad for the remainder of the T20I tri-series in New Zealand.

Chadd Sayers is likely to replace Jackson Bird in the Australia Test squad if the Tasmania seamer does not recover from a hamstring strain in time.

Sunil Gavaskar has been very critical of Yuzvendra Chahal, who claimed the wicket of David Miller with a no-ball in the fourth ODI at the Wanderers.

The Proteas will be looking to expose the India middle-order in Port Elizabeth.

What’s on social media

Rumours abound that cricket is heading to Texas and Pakistan…

The offending drop in pitch at the cake-tin, this one looks like a flop.

Imran Tahir thanked fans for their support during his racial abuse ordeal…

What’s on TV

Tuesday 13th February
Trans-Tasman Tri-series
New Zealand 06:00 England
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 (11:00)

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)