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Shakib Al Hasan will do something big at World Cup: Mashrafe Mortaza

By on October 25, 2019

first_imgShakib Al Hasan will do something big at World Cup: Mashrafe MortazaBangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza feels that all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will come good at the World Cup. after the spinner went for 58 runs in his 6 overs and picked up 2 wickets against India during the last warm-upmatchadvertisement Indo-Asian News Service CardiffMay 29, 2019UPDATED: May 29, 2019 17:47 IST Mashrafe backs Shakib ‘to do something big’ in World Cup 2019. (reuters)HIGHLIGHTSMustafizur left-arm pacer bowled more accurately than the New Zealand ODI seriesShakib was bowled on the very first ball he faced by Jasprit BumrahBangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 2Bangladesh captain Mashrafe Mortaza feels that star all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan will come good at the World Cup beginning Thursday in England and Wales.The number one ODI all-rounder had a rather off day with both bat and ball in their warm-up game against India which Bangladesh lost by 95 runs on Tuesday.Shakib went for 58 runs in his six overs and picked up two wickets. While batting, he was bowled on the very first ball he faced, thanks to Jasprit Bumrah who bowled a brilliant yorker to get rid of the Bangladesh all-rounder.”Shakib (Al Hasan) had an off day but he has the experience to come back in a great way,” Mashrafe was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo. “I think he will do something big in this World Cup.”Fast bowler Mustafizur Rahman’s opening spell was one of the most heartening takeaways for Mashrafe even as Bangladesh lost to India at the Sophia Gardens.”I am quite relieved seeing Mustafiz (ur) bowl at his old pace,” Mashrafe said.The 23-year-old left-arm pacer Mustafizur, who took 1 for 19 from his first five overs against India, bowled more accurately than he has done since the New Zealand ODI series in February.”He bowled well too and picked up his pace around 140 kph at times. If he can bowl like he usually does, our bowling becomes a very different unit. I also got a lot out of Rubel (Hossain) and (Mohammad) Saifuddin. We expected to do better with the new ball after not having done well in Ireland.”advertisementSince the Asia Cup in September last year where he took 10 wickets in Bangladesh’s runners-up finish, Mustafizur has struggled with consistency.”(Medidy Hasan) Miraz, too, has been bowling well recently. In this game (warm-up), we tried to give all our spinners difficult situations to bowl at, so that in the tournament proper they become mentally equipped to deal with a storm of big hitting,” said Mashrafe as Bangladesh tried several things, including pushing bowlers out of their comfort zones.On the batting front, Mashrafe sounded less pleased and said it would have been better had the batsmen, who got the starts, stayed for long at the crease.”Mushfiq (ur Rahim) remains consistent, which is important,” Mashrafe said.”Liton (Das) is doing his job. It would have been better had they both scored centuries. We would have reached 300 had (Mahmudullah) Riyad been there for a little bit longer. I think playing India’s high-quality attack in the practice match is going to help us (in the tournament proper).”But we can’t lose wickets in pairs. It makes chasing 350-plus very difficult. Liton and Mushfiq got out just when they were becoming aggressive, while Shakib and (Mohammad) Mithun got out first ball, although too good deliveries,” he added.Bangladesh will begin their World Cup campaign against South Africa on June 2 at The Oval.Also Read | Absence of left-handers not a concern for India at World Cup: Sachin TendulkarAlso Read | World Cup 2019: Time away from the game helped me bounce back, says KL RahulAlso SeeFor 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 World Cup 2019Follow Mashrafe MortazaFollow shakib al hasanFollow Jasprit BumrahFollow Mustafizur Rahmanlast_img read more

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In Zambia UN forum urges faster development action for landlocked developing nations

By on October 2, 2019

The three-day high-level meeting, held in Livingstone, builds on the successes of the Vienna Programme of Action (VPoA), in which Member States outlined a 10-year blueprint for the development of LLDCs based on overcoming challenges related to “landlockedness, remoteness and geographical disadvantages,” according to a press release issued by the UN Office for Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries, and Small Island Developing States (UN-OHRLLS).“The Livingstone meeting was critical in highlighting the importance of the effective implementation of the VPoA in partnership with transit countries and development partners,” the High Representative for the Least Developed Countries, Landlocked Developing Countries and Small Island Developing States, Gyan Chandra Acharya, stated.“Enhanced and strengthened multi-stakeholder partnership will be indispensable for turning landlocked countries into landlinked countries,” Mr. Acharya added. “This is what came out strongly in the high-level meeting.”The VPoA, adopted by the Second UN Conference on LLDCs last November, contains six clearly defined priorities and encapsulates a unified stance by the international community on a broad array of crucial issues – from concrete steps toward the structural transformation of LLDC economies and infrastructure development, to improving international trade and bolstering regional integration and cooperation.In addition, the document is action-oriented, as it clearly spells out tangible actions to be taken by LLDCs, transit countries and development partners in each of the six priority areas identified together with clear national, regional and global level implementation, monitoring and review.To that point, the Livingstone Call to Action urges Member States to pursue “several concrete measures to catalyse the implementation of the six priorities,” including the adoption of steps to enhance the structural economic transformation in the LLDCs and improving their share of international trade through policy measures. The latter recommendation is particularly resonant, said UN-OHRLLS, given that the LLDCs’ share of international trade in 2014 stood at a meagre 1.2 per cent.Celebrating the Call to Action as a “clear” call for implementation of development goals for the LLDCs, the Chair of the Group of LLDCs, Yamfwa Mukanga, urged the international community to ramp up efforts to ensure that the momentum of the VPoA is maintained in the coming months.“As the post-2015 UN development agenda is about to be adopted,” said Mr. Mukanga, “the international community at large should ensure that the challenges of LLDCs are taken on board and that solutions are found.” read more

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