Press Trust of India SouthamptonJune 6, 2019UPDATED: June 6, 2019 19:24 IST Jasprit Bumrah delivered an unplayable spell to dismantle South Afrca’s top order.(Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJasprit Bumrah came out trumps with his 2 for 35 in 10 overs for IndiaBumrah removed Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock in India’s World Cup openerAmla admitted that South Africa didn’t expect the conditions to be this seamer friendlyJasprit Bumrah and Kagiso Rabada are the two premier fast bowlers in the world because of their skill level and ability to bowl in any situation, said veteran South Africa opener Hashim Amla.Both the fast bowlers were impressive during Wednesday’s game but the Indian came out trumps with his 2 for 35 in 10 overs including Amla’s wicket.”Bumrah and KG are the two best bowlers in world right now. They have pace, accuracy and can bowl at any stage of the game. Both South Africa and India are fortunate to have them,” Amla said at the mixed zone.He had been dismissed a few times by Bumrah but he denied that it plays on his mind.”Bumrah is a helluva bowler and that’s what good bowlers do but I don’t think they play on your mind as such as you need to assess the pitch and play accordingly. If you can’t then you watch the game from the change room,” the veteran batsman said.Amla admitted that South Africa didn’t expect the conditions to be this seamer friendly.”I don’t think anyone anticipated the wicket to be what it was. We expected it to be a bit more high scoring. That’s why we included an attacking option in left arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi but it turned out to be more seamer friendly which we hadn’t anticipated.”Three back-to-back defeat demands introspection and that’s what they are trying to do right now.”There is no rocket science answer to this. Obviously we would now introspect for a day or two as to what went wrong. Once we have done that, we need to go back to the drawing board, reassess and try to execute that in training,” he said.advertisementHoping against hope, Amla believes that South Africa’s worst start in their World Cup history would help them turn the clock considering they have not won earlier editions despite starting well.”Very disappointing to have lost, Especially three in a row. In earlier World Cups we have played really well but never won the tournament. This could be the other way round.”Imagine that, where we start badly and then play our better cricket now. Obviously we need to win five or six games and hopefully we can do that,” Amla added.Also Read | World Cup 2019: West Indies pacer Sheldon Cottrell’s salute is the new coolAlso Read | No regrets: Cricket South Africa on turning down AB de Villiers’ comeback offerAlso Watch:For 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 bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Jasprit BumrahFollow Hashim Amla World Cup 2019: Bumrah and Rabada world’s best bowlers right now, says Hashim AmlaWorld Cup 2019: Jasprit Bumrah was breathing fire in Southampton. Even the likes of Hashim Amla and Quinton de Kock were struggling to put bat to ball. He kept hitting the length and the new white ball kept zipping away, much to the delight of the Southampton crowd.advertisement
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative, Dr. Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, says he is encouraged by Government-led multi-stakeholder efforts to spur higher levels of sustainable growth for Jamaica. This, he notes, is through interventions and measures designed to address the underlying impediments. International Monetary Fund (IMF) Resident Representative, Dr. Constant Lonkeng Ngouana, says he is encouraged by Government-led multi-stakeholder efforts to spur higher levels of sustainable growth for Jamaica.This, he notes, is through interventions and measures designed to address the underlying impediments.He was speaking at the Rotary Club of St. Andrew’s weekly luncheon at Hotel Four Seasons in New Kingston, on Tuesday (July 16).Dr. Ngouana said one emerging outcome is growth in loans to the private sector, which was previously limited consequent on heavy government borrowing from financial institutions.“Governments were paying high interest rates, so financial institutions would sit on [those] government papers until they mature. Now the Government has stopped borrowing and is actually pumping money back into the financial system. So, there’s a lot of cash… and it is very encouraging to see that the banks are now thinking about how to broaden private-sector access to financing,” he said.The IMF Representative further said that steady reduction in the national debt, for which the ratio to gross domestic product has fallen below 100 per cent, continues to increase the quantity of cash within the financial ecosystem.Against this background, he emphasised the need for steps to ensure those funds are used for Jamaica’s development and not channelled into engagements not beneficial to the country.Dr. Ngouana said the Government has also been taking steps to address the agricultural sector’s vulnerability to the impact of climate change, which he cites as another impediment to growth.This, he noted, is reflected in the Government’s Budget, through earmarked provisions for irrigation projects, while also highlighting provisions for farm road improvement projects and accelerated land titling.“The state of agriculture in Jamaica is still one where, if it rains too much, it’s an issue and if it doesn’t rain, it’s an issue. That cannot be the case in a modern economy,” Dr. Ngouana said, while emphasising that strengthening the sector’s resilience “is certainly a key priority”.He further argued that strengthening the sector’s resilience to enable increased outputs will contribute to significantly reducing Jamaica’s food import bill, and provide a steady and reliable supply of produce to the tourism industry.In relation to crime, which he described as the “elephant in the room”, Dr. Ngouana contended that it is “certainly one of the biggest impediments to growth”.He cited an IMF study that suggests that if Jamaica is able to significantly reduce the murder rate, in particular to the world average of six per 100,000 persons, that would contribute to spurring almost 0.5 per cent growth, which he described as “a big number, in relative terms”.“Those, we believe, are the main challenges [to attaining higher levels of sustainable growth]. Analyses, not only by the IMF, show that a precondition for growth is a stable macroeconomic environment… to be able to attract investors,” Dr. Ngouana added. Story Highlights He was speaking at the Rotary Club of St. Andrew’s weekly luncheon at Hotel Four Seasons in New Kingston, on Tuesday (July 16).