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Pandya brothers are only 2-over bowlers in T20Is: Sanjay Manjrekar

first_imgPandya brothers are only 2-over bowlers in T20Is: Sanjay ManjrekarSanjay Manjrekar was critical of the Pandya brothers and said Hardik and Krunal should not be bowling four over in T20Is and may only come good in some of the gamesadvertisement Ritayan Basu New DelhiFebruary 10, 2019UPDATED: February 10, 2019 16:34 IST India vs New Zealand: Hardik Pandya is in fact has been the most expensive bowler in the series (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSanjay Manjrekar feels Hardik and Krunal Pandya should not bowl fours overs in T20IsHardik Pandya gave away 131 runs in the three games and that too at an a economy of 10.92Krunal Pandya cost 119 runs from 72 balls at an economy of 9.92 and picked up 4 wicketsHardik Pandya and Krunal Pandya have been expensive with the ball against New Zealand in the three-match series, prompting former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar to down criticising the bothers.As a matter of fact the most the brother have been one of the more uneconomical bowlers in the series.Hardik is in fact has been the most expensive bowler in the series for either team having given away a total of 131 runs from the three games. He has a economy of 10.92 having bowled 72 balls and picking up three wickets at an average of 43.67.In the first T20I in Wellington, Hardik Pandya was hit for 51 from his four overs though he picked up two wickets. In the 2nd T20I in Auckland, Hardik went for 36 runs from his four overs as well as picking up one wicket. In the third and last T20I, Hardik was the most expensive, going for 44 in his four overs and he was also wicketless. His elder brother, Krunal didn’t fare any better, as he cost 119 runs from 72 balls at an economy of 9.92. He picked up a total of 4 wickets at an average of 29.75.Krunal in the first T20I went for 37 and picked up one wicket. In the second T20I, Krunal put up a man-of-the-match performance as he took three wickets from his four overs and that too with giving away just 28 runs. In the third and last T20I though, Krunal was his most expensive in the series as he was hit around the park by thge New Zealanders for 54 as he went wicketless.advertisementManjrekar took to social media to raise concerns about the lack of consistency from the two Pandya, who have been the preferred all-rounders for India. He feels the two Pandyas should not be bowling four over in T20Is and may only come good in some of the games but not always.”If not today, the realisation will come soon enough that the Pandya brothers are your 2 overs bowlers & only a good day could bowl 4 in T20Is,” Manjrekar wrote on Twitter.If not today, the realisation will come soon enough that the Pandya brothers are your 2 overs bowlers & only a good day could bowl 4 in T20Is. #INDvsNZt20Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) February 10, 2019India went onto lose the third T20I as well as the series as they fell short of the New Zealand total by 4 runs. The mixing and matching of players will have to fine-tuned with the ICC Cricket World Cup just round the corner.Also Read | Lots of positives and a few mistakes, says Rohit Sharma after T20I series defeatAlso Read | I am a big fan of Mr Kohli but bigger fan of Mrs Kohli: Banner spotted during Hamilton T20IFor 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 Hardik PandyaFollow Krunal PandyaFollow Pandya brothersFollow India vs New ZealandFollow T20IsFollow Sanjay Manjrekarlast_img read more

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UN agency and Ecuador sign deal to protect ecological site from oil

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ecuador have reached agreement to set up a trust fund to protect an ecological site in an oil-rich area of the South American country’s Amazon region.An estimated 846 million barrels of crude oil lying under the Yasuní National Park, which has been a World Biosphere Reserve since 1989, will be left alone under the deal that was signed yesterday in Quito, the Ecuadorian capital.Yasuní, which is located in Ecuador’s Western Amazon region, covers 982,000 hectares in area and is considered one of the planet’s most biodiverse sites.UNDP estimates this accord will prevent the discharge into the atmosphere of more than 400 million tons of carbon that would have resulted from the burning of fossil fuels if the oil had been extracted at the Ishpingo-Tambococha-Tiputini (ITT) fields.Ecuador will now seek contributions from governments to protect those fields from drilling and stressed that the initiative would not become a reality until the funds are collected. The trust fund, which will be administered by UNDP, will have the objective of eventually holding at least half of the estimated $7 billion that tapping the oil would bring.Rebeca Grynspan, UNDP Associate Administrator and a signatory to the agreement, said that “we are witnessing the inauguration of new instruments of cooperation which will act as a basis for supporting other national and international efforts directed towards the search for economies that are in harmony with society, nature and the planet.”UNDP already administers more than 30 funds covering 74 countries through its Multi-Donor Trust Fund Office. 4 August 2010The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Ecuador have reached agreement to set up a trust fund to protect an ecological site in an oil-rich area of the South American country’s Amazon region. read more