Cricket News Kuldeep Yadav surges to second in ICC Twenty20 International rankings

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kuldeep Yadav has surged to second spot in the latest International Cricket Council rankings for Twenty20 Internationals. Kuldeep was the only bowler who escaped punishment in the Hamilton Twenty20 International against New Zealand by taking the wickets of Colin Munro (72) and Tim Seifert (43) to finish with figures of 2/26 from four overs. India lost a high-scoring thriller by four runs to lose a three-match Twenty20 International for the first time. New Zealand prolonged their pain in the shortest format as they won their eighth encounter against India in 11 games. Kuldeep’s great show in the Twenty20 International in Hamilton continued his good form in New Zealand where he was impressive in the ODIs.In the first two games in Napier and Bay Oval, Kuldeep finished with figures of 4/39 and 4/45 as India won an ODI series in New Zealand for the first time since 2009. Kuldeep is the only Indian bowler in the top 10 of the Twenty20 International rankings and he is behind Afghanistan sensation Rashid Khan.Kuldeep’s spin bowling partner Yuzvendra Chahal after an indifferent series against New Zealand, dropped six places to be 17th while Bhuvneshwar Kumar maintained his 18th rank. In the batsmen’s list, Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma swapped three places with compatriot KL Rahul, who didn’t feature in the recently-concluded series.  The batting chart is headed by talented Pakistani batsman Babar Azam while Rohit Sharma is in seventh. Rohit, who captained the side for the last two ODIs and in the Twenty20 International series, recently became the leading run-getter in T20Is. During the Auckland clash, he smashed his 16th fifty and became only the third player after Martin Guptill and Chris Gayle to hit 100 sixes in this format. Azam, on the other hand, recently became the fastest to 1000 runs in T20Is and in the series against South Africa, he top-scored with 90 but Pakistan still managed to lose the series 1-2 to the Proteas.India will now play two Twenty20 Internationals against Australia in Vizag and Bangalore on February 24 and February 27. After the end of the two-match series, India will play five ODIs which will be their last international assignment before the 2019 World Cup which will be held in England on May 31. Rohit Sharma is currently in seventh in the list for batsmen.Kuldeep Yadav took two four-wicket hauls in New Zealand.India have not yet won a T20I series in New Zealand. highlightslast_img read more

Tua Tagovailoa re-injured vs. Mississippi State after lobbying to reenter game

first_imgAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa re-injured himself in the Crimson Tide’s game against Mississippi State on Saturday.Tagovailoa, with Alabama up 35-7 and enough time remaining for one final drive in the half, was seen lobbying Nick Saban to reenter the game. He was injured on third play of the ensuing drive; he left the game on an injury cart, unable to put any weight on his right leg. He also seemed to have suffered a facial injury. MORE: SN Week 12 college football scores, updatesAlabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa goes down hard, visibly in pain and is being helped off the field@AlabamaFTBL | #RollTide pic.twitter.com/vySHyVBufY— Collin Wilson (@_Collin1) November 16, 2019Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa is being helped off the field after an apparent injury. pic.twitter.com/IxSvSxeyLC— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 16, 2019According to the ESPN telecast, Tagovailoa suffered an injury to his right hip — not his knee or ankle. He was also heard screaming in pain and is heading to receive an X-ray.Saban later said it was his decision to place Tagovailoa back in the game, in order to run a two-minute drill.Here’s Nick Saban’s halftime interview with ESPN on Tua Tagovailoa’s hip injury and the plan before halftime pic.twitter.com/ZKixkhf2Ds— Marq Burnett (@Marq_Burnett) November 16, 2019According to the ESPN telecast, Tagovailoa left Davis Wade Stadium in an ambulance. He was then helicoptered to St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Birmingham, Ala., according to a report from the Tuscaloosa News’ Cecil Hurts. Staffers moved a State banner in front of the open ambulance that Tua is presumably being transported in.What a time. pic.twitter.com/wsLLDWtQ1g— Ross Dellenger (@RossDellenger) November 16, 2019A long-lasting injury to Tagovailoa would be a worst-case scenario for Alabama, which likely needs him to beat Auburn in the Iron Bowl later this season and, presumably, make a final attempt at the College Football Playoff.Tagovailoa finished the game 14 of 18 passing for 256 yards and two touchdowns.This story will be updated.last_img read more

Behind that was feedback which Mithas explained i

first_imgBehind that was feedback, which Mithas explained is “how a company gets information from customers and users,” as well as communication within development teams and between business and technical leadership.After that comes staffing. “Many companies don’t have IT people in-house, so they outsource,” Mithas explained. “But to what extent? And is it onshore or offshore?” Staffing refers not only to having enough resources to succeed on a software project, but also having staffers with the correct skill set.Finally come collaboration, time and budget. Companies, which averaged 73 out of 100 on the index scale, scored the lowest in the time/budget category, which points to how well they control spending and scheduling. But, Mithas said, these are more easily measured than the other metrics, and organizations say they put tremendous weight on them. And, it often does not have a huge impact on the success of a development project, according to the analysis of the study.When Mithas referred to collaboration, he was talking about interdepartmental cooperation. “It’s between business and IT. Do they speak the same language? Do they understand what software can do for the company? On the West Coast, for instance, developers are innovating, but the businesspeople on the East Coast might not be aware” of what that team is doing. Software is how organizations compete in today’s marketplace. New companies like Uber and Airbnb are invading existing businesses, using the power of software and services to succeed in this sharing economy.Those are the innovative companies. So to see how traditional companies think about satisfying their customers with new software, development company 3Pillar Global and Dr. Sunil Mithas of the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business surveyed 204 professionals responsible for software product development within their companies.From this study was born the Product Development Success Index, which Mithas told me is “a diagnostic tool for companies to assess if they can successfully develop new products.” In other words, what drives success in their development efforts? The study identified six vital factors that impact a company’s readiness to successfully create software products.An organization’s culture, which Mithas said referred to its ability to attract and retain top talent, is critical to new product success. The important thing here, according to the study, is to give people the time, space, training and encouragement to be innovative. The findings suggest companies should make boosting their performance in this area a high priority.last_img read more