SRH will badly miss David Warner, Jonny Bairstow: Kane Williamson

first_imgSRH will badly miss David Warner, Jonny Bairstow: Kane WilliamsonDavid Warner and Jonny Bairstow will leave halfway stage of the Indian Premier League for national duties and Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper Kane Williamson feels SRH will definitely miss their services.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service HyderabadApril 22, 2019UPDATED: April 22, 2019 16:40 IST David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have shared four century opening stands (Courtesy by BCCI)HIGHLIGHTSDavid Warner and Jonny Bairstow have been in sensational form with the bat for SRH in IPL 2019Warner is the ‘Orange Cap’ holder with 517 runs, as Bairstow is in second spot with 445 runsWarner and Bairstow have been the most prolific pair scoring up 733 runs in nine inningsThe brilliant batting performance of openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow is that one thing that has been consistent for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL)Both have been absolutely ruthless at the top of the order and have scored the bulk of SRH’s scoring. Bairstow and Warner have been in sensational form in IPL 2019 as they have become the most prolific pair in a particular season by notching up 733 runs in nine innings in the ongoing T20 tournament.While Warner is the ‘Orange Cap’ holder with 517 runs at a whopping average of 73.85 from nine games in the IPL 2019, Bairstow is not far behind and is at the second spot with 445 runs from the same number of matches, scoring average 63.57 runs per inning.On Sunday, both the batsmen once again showcased their prowess with the bat to handover the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) their fifth loss on the trot in the ongoing IPL.The opening duo stitched a scintillating partnership of 131-run stand to help SRH defeat KKR by nine wickets as they successfully chased down the target of 160 runs with five overs to spare in Hyderabad.After the game, SRH skipper Kane Williamson praised the duo and termed them as world-class players. “They (Bairstow and Warner) are going to be big losses. They are world class players and they will be missed at the back end.”Bairstow would be leaving SRH after Tuesday’s game against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to attend England’s World Cup camp. And Warner will also be leaving for Australia in the later stage of the IPL 2019.advertisementAlso Read | Absolute pleasure watching Warner and Bairstow bat in IPL 2019: Kane WilliamsonAlso Read | Sunrisers Hyderabad opener Jonny Bairstow creates IPL record in debut seasonFor 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 Tags :Follow IPL 2019Follow SRHFollow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow David WarnerFollow Jonny BairstowFollow Kane Williamsonlast_img read more

IMF cautions Sri Lanka ahead of upcoming elections

The The International Monetary (IMF) has cautioned Sri Lanka saying the country must ensure policy reforms continue ahead of upcoming elections in the country.Anne-Marie Gulde, Deputy Director of the Asia and Pacific Department at the International Monetary Fund said that Sri Lanka must pursue a prudent policy mix in the runup to the elections. She was responding to a question raised on Sri Lanka during a press conference in Washington. She also noted that it is critical that market confidence is being maintained, and the economy’s resilience to shocks, which has been strengthened over the past couple of months continues to be strengthened.“As you know, there is high public debt, so market confidence is a critical element. Structural reforms are ongoing. They need to focus on trade opening, SOE reforms, and increasing competitiveness,” she said. “Yeah, let me come to your question on Sri Lanka and the context of the forthcoming elections. In that context, we really need to emphasize three messages. I mean we need to make sure that the authorities should continue to pursue prudent policy mix in the runup with sustained revenue-based fiscal consolidation and adequate vigilant monetary policy and continuing efforts to build reserves,” she said. Anne-Marie Gulde also said that unemployment in Sri Lanka is low, but in the forward-looking policies of competitiveness and looking at an ageing population, labor reforms in Sri Lanka are essential.One of them, she says, is to increasing the participation rate of women also, which is very low in Sri Lanka. (Colombo Gazette) read more