How to deal with Rashid Khan: Adam Zampa promises to tutor Australian batsmen

first_imgHow to deal with Rashid Khan: Adam Zampa promises to tutor Australian batsmenHaving met Afghanistan spin sensation Rashid Khan earlier this year, Adam Zampa believes that the insights gained from the meeting will come in handy for his fellow Australian batsmen when they face him in the 2019 World Cupadvertisement Ajay Tiwari New DelhiMay 20, 2019UPDATED: May 20, 2019 15:28 IST Zampa met Rashid during the BBL in January 2019 (ICC/IANS Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAdam Zampa had met Rashid Khan during the Big Bash League earlier this yearZampa recently admitted that the Afghan sensation is an ‘unbelievable’ bowlerZampa said that the insights will help Australian batsmen to counter Rashid during the World CupFinger-spinners are ruling the roost in white-ball cricket these days. Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan has led this renaissance of sorts emerging as the No. 1 T20 bowler in the world. His impact on world cricket has been such that almost every international team these days packs a wrist-spinner in their team while playing ODIs and T20Is. Adam Zampa, the Australian leg-spinner has been a beneficiary of the same.Recalling his meeting with Rashid Khan earlier in January 2019 during the Big Bash League, Zampa recently admitted that the Afghan sensation is an ‘unbelievable’ bowler.”The reason he runs in so fast is because he’s got really thick fingers and holds the ball right at the end (of his fingers),” Zampa explained to reporters.”I bowl it (the ball) right in my palm, he bowls it right at the end. He’s so hard to pick because he just uses the end of his fingers. I tried doing it but they were just slipping out. I was like, ‘this bloke is unbelievable’.”As the two spinners exchanged notes on spin bowling, Zampa also quipped that though ‘could never bowl like Rashid’, the tips from Rashid would certainly come handy for the Australian batsmen when they face Afghanistan on June 1 in the 2019 World Cup.”To his credit he spent about 45 minutes with me…and (Marcus) Stoinis actually came over and was interested. I am so glad I did that because I now know I could never bowl like Rashid.”But having that information now means I can give it to our batters. Rashid Khan is a once in a lifetime bowler.”advertisementThough Afghanistan were one of the last 2 sides to qualify for the World Cup, they have managed to impress everyone with their constant rise in the cricket world. On the other hand, defending champions Australia will be gunning for their 6th World Cup title after receiving a major shot in the arm with the return of Steven Smith and David Warner.Also Read | Where are India’s 2011 World Cup winners?Also Read | World Cup 2019: MS Dhoni invaluable to Team India, says Brendon McCullumFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAjay Tiwari Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow Adam ZampaFollow ICC Cricket World Cup 2019last_img read more

Toronto stock index rises in broadbased advance oil prices pull ahead

by Linda Nguyen, The Canadian Press Posted Jun 22, 2017 9:37 am MDT Last Updated Jun 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email TORONTO – Canada’s leading stock index headed higher Thursday amid a broad-based advance, as oil prices retreated from a 10-month low the day before.The Toronto Stock Exchange’s S&P/TSX composite index gained 71.37 points to 15,219.90, with nearly all sectors finishing up.In corporate news, shares in Home Capital Group (TSX:HCG) surged more than 27 per cent after the alternative mortgage lender announced it arranged $400 million in equity investments and other financial support from companies run by famed billionaire investor Warren Buffett.A subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, Buffett’s main company, will also provide Home Capital with a new $2 billion line of credit as it looks to restoring investor and depositor confidence after it resolved allegations of misleading disclosure.Home Capital shares gained $4.06 to $19 on the TSX.On the retailing front, department store operator Sears Canada (TSX:SCC) announced it was laying off 2,900 people and shutting down 59 stores amid restructuring plans and after being granted temporary protection from creditors. Its shares were halted at 62 cents on the TSX.South of the border, the Dow Jones industrial average pulled back 12.74 points to 21,397.29 and the S&P 500 index lost 1.11 points to 2,434.50. The Nasdaq composite index was ahead 2.74 points to 6,236.69.In commodities, the August crude contract climbed 21 cents at US$42.74 per barrel after falling to levels on Wednesday not seen since August.Oil prices have declined about 20 per cent this year amid fears of a growing global supply glut, putting at peril the big gains in profits that analysts had forecast for energy companies.Senior portfolio manager Noman Ali believes the weakness in crude is short term, with the price of a barrel to get back up to the $50 range by the end of the year.“We think prices are going to recover from the current level,” said Ali, who works at Manulife Asset Management.He believes the support will come from continued production compliance from OPEC and non-OPEC members such as Mexico and Canada. Demand is also expected to pick up in the summer driving months.Elsewhere, the August gold contract was up $3.60 to US$1,249.40 an ounce, while the July natural gas contract was unchanged at US$2.89 per mmBTU and the July copper contract was flat at US$2.60 a pound.The Canadian dollar jumped 0.39 of a U.S. cent to 75.52 cents US, as Statistics Canada reported better than expected retail sales in April.The agency reported that sales rose 0.8 per cent to $48.6 billion for the month. Excluding sales at motor vehicle and parts dealers, retail sales climbed 1.5 per cent.Economists had expected an overall gain of 0.2 per cent and an increase of 0.7 per cent, excluding autos, according to Thomson Reuters.— With files from The Associated PressFollow @LindaNguyenTO on Twitter. Toronto stock index rises in broad-based advance, oil prices pull ahead read more