While Arthur backed Sri Lanka's young all-rounders, Dasun Shanaka and Wanindu Hasaranga, after their ineffective displays in the first Test, both could miss out this time. If they play, there is little doubt that more is required from them. Shanaka is a batting all-rounder so needs to contribute more than the 27 runs he managed, particularly given he is a seamer and is unlikely to get through a lot of overs in these conditions. Hasaranga's leg-spin was inconsistent, offering too many freebies to England's batsmen, and he failed twice with the bat too. Arthur is right to back both of them as talented players but if Sri Lanka are to level the series, they need both to contribute more. … [Read more...] about Sri Lanka out to protect crumbling Galle fortress
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At a press conference, Clemens Stockklausner, deputy medical director of the Garmisch-Partenkirchen hospital, said it is too early to tell if the mutations in the new strain "will be of clinical relevance", and it remains unclear whether the variant is either more transmissible or aggressive. … [Read more...] about Dozens in Germany infected with variant
“It is expected to grow again around 7 percent this year because Vietnam signed recently several free trade agreements such as the European Union -Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA), the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement and the newly-concluded United Kingdom-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (UKVFTA),” he told the Vietnam News Agency (VNA)’s reporter in Jakarta. … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS JANUARY 21
Meanwhile, the Indian players, coming from Australia, will assemble in Chennai on January 26 for the Test series against England. Those who were not part of the contingent in Australia and picked for the series (like net bowlers and standby players) will reach Chennai on January 23. All those players, including those of the England team who will be arriving in two batches, will be part of a bio-bubble for seven days. … [Read more...] about Maha govt grants quarantine exemption for Rahane and Co.
They suggested that areas of improvement include tougher restrictions on movement and more robust contact tracing in residential areas, transit hubs, and workplaces, greater testing capacity and more political support for testing; greater access to COVID-19 data for policy and process evaluation to identify opportunities for efficiency gains, and more personal responsibility above and beyond the public health campaign dubbed the 3Ws (washing hands or using hand sanitiser regularly, wearing a cloth mask over the nose and mouth, and staying six feet apart (social distancing). … [Read more...] about Lockdown averted 5.8m COVID-19 infections in Nigeria – RESEARCH