Ashwin-Jadeja emerge as India’s deadliest spin duo

first_imgSpin bowling even more than batting in Tests is a game of partnerships. In Ashwin and Jadeja, Team India may have found its deadliest spin bowling combination. In just 22 innings bowling together, the duo has the best average per wickets claimed amongst all our spin legends and also the best strike rate in Indian Test history. The duo have a long way to go yet, but surely they have the potential to deliver for years to come. Ashwin-Jadeja have bagged 136 wickets wile bowling together and are a long way short of the 501 wickets claimed by our most successful pair of Kumble and Bhajji. However while Kumble-Bhajji combo claimed a wicket every 11th over, Ashwin and Jadeja send an opposition batsman home in under 8 overs. The current Indian duo also concede only 18 runs per wicket as compared to Kumble and Bhajji who conceded over 30 runs per wicket. (Also read: My partnership with Anil Kumble a match made in heaven: Ravichandran Ashwin) Jadeja got the man-of-the-match award in Kanpur, but his 5-for in the 1st innings came after much struggle as India had failed to break the Williamson-Latham partnership on Day 2. “Whenever we don’t get regular wickets, we talk a lot. When Latham and Williamson were batting so well in the first innings, Ashwin and I talked in the break and we discussed what lines to bowl and what angles to use. We discussed whether we should bowl wider of the crease and where exactly to pitch”, explained Jadeja after the match. Ashwin-Jadeja stormed back on Day-3 and claimed 9-wickets between them in the 1st innings and seven in the second innings. Ashwin has credited coach Kumble for the turnaround. “My partnership with Kumble is a match made in heaven. He comes down and gives me more options that I can actually execute, so that is something I am really enjoying. The communication channel is pretty clear. We don’t feed a lot of information to Jaddu before a Test. Whatever Anil has to say to him, he tells me, I pass that information on to him in the field”, said Ashwin.  Jadeja who claimed a 5-for in the 1st innings played his role to perfection in the 2nd innings. He kept things tight from his end, not conceding any runs in 17 of his 34 overs. “The ball wasn’t turning from the stump line in the first innings, so we were trying to mix the pace. Obviously Ashwin is a very good bowler on slow turning wickets and I would like to congratulate him for 200 wickets. I enjoy bowling with him”, said Jadeja. (Also read: Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin script 197-run victory in India’s historic 500th Test) The duo will get an opportunity to bowl a lot together with India playing 12 more Tests this season.advertisementlast_img read more

Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre to Be Opened Soon

first_img It is aimed at assessing, forecasting, mitigating and managing risks related to tourism resilience, caused by various disruptive factors. These disruptions may include climate change and natural disasters, cybercrime, cybersecurity, pandemics, terrorism, war, population and the changing funding models. The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is be opened soon at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus. Story Highlights The Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre is be opened soon at the University of the West Indies, Mona campus.It is aimed at assessing, forecasting, mitigating and managing risks related to tourism resilience, caused by various disruptive factors.These disruptions may include climate change and natural disasters, cybercrime, cybersecurity, pandemics, terrorism, war, population and the changing funding models.Come January 30, the official launch of the Global Tourism Resilience and Crisis Management Centre will take place at the Montego Bay Convention Centre, with a host of local and international government leaders and officials, including Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Andrew Holness, participating in the proceedings.First announced during the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Global Conference on Sustainable Tourism in St. James in November 2017, the centre, which is the first of its kind, will be tasked with creating, producing and generating toolkits, guidelines and policies to handle the recovery process following a disaster.The centre will also assist with preparedness, management and recovery from disruptions and/or crises that impact tourism and threaten economies and livelihoods.Addressing a recent JIS ‘Think Tank’, Minister of Tourism, Hon. Edmund Bartlett, explained that the centre is to provide a repository of knowledge, information and expertise to assist global communities in responding to, tracking and managing global disruptions.“These disruptions are growing fast and furious, so there is the need for resilience, the need to build capacity to respond to them, and to be able to manage, grow and thrive after they have happened,” the Minister said.Mr. Bartlett indicated that several universities have expressed an interest in the centre, with plans of forging partnerships.They include the University of the West Indies; Queensland University, Australia; Hong Kong Polytechnic; Bournemouth University, United Kingdom; and George Washington University, United States of America.“In the year, we have had relationships forged with a number of global and regional groupings, such as the Mediterranean Tourism Federation, which will be signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) at the launch to become an associate,” the Minister informed.He added that partnerships are also being explored with Harvard University; University of Waikato, New Zealand; University of Southhampton; Boston University, the United States of America and the International University of Japan, to look at global projects relating to tourism resilience and climate change.Major partners in the centre include United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO); World Travel and Tourism Council; Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association; Caribbean Tourism Organisation; and the Jamaica Hotel and Tourist Association (JHTA).last_img read more