Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer can ‘blow away’ teams in Test cricket, says Stuart Broad

first_imgAshes 2019: Jofra Archer can ‘blow away’ teams in Test cricket, says Stuart BroadEngland (ENG) vs Australia (AUS) Ashes 2019: “He’s already been a successful international cricketer, having been involved in the World Cup win, but he’s got some great attributes,” Stuart Broad said after the end of the day’s play.advertisement Indo-Asian News Service LondonAugust 17, 2019UPDATED: August 17, 2019 12:22 IST England vs Australia (ENG vs AUS) Live Score, Ashes 2019: Jofra Archer in action (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSJofra Archer has 131 wickets in 28 First Class matches and scored over 1,000 runs in the longer formatsJofra bowled with great pace and lengths to Australia batsmen, kept them in check during 3rd day of 2nd Ashes TestJofra still learning his trade a little bit, although he’s doing it with great success, said England pacer Stuart BroadVeteran England pacer Stuart Broad has said that debutant Jofra Archer has the pace and bounce to blow away teams in Test cricket.The third day of the second Ashes Test at Lord’s turned out to be yet another damp squib as no play was possible after the first session because of rain. However, there was plenty for England to cheer as they left Australia reeling at 80/4 when the day was called off. The visitors still trail by 178 runs.Archer was one of the wicket-takers as he trapped Cameron Bancroft in front of the wickets with a delivery that jagged back sharply. The 24-year-old bowled with great pace and lengths to other Australia batsmen also and kept them in check.”He’s already been a successful international cricketer, having been involved in the World Cup win, but he’s got some great attributes,” Broad said after the end of the day’s play while speaking at the press conference.”These conditions at Lord’s have been a bit favourable to the bowler on day one and day two, but that’s not taking away anything he brings. You feel even on day four and day five pitches, with his height and bounce, he’s going to bring the stumps into play.”I don’t think there are any doubts within the group or within the media that he has the attributes to be a Test cricketer. There’s going to be times when he’s going to blow teams away. What impressed me was his nagging line, the fact that he can bring all dismissals in. He’s aggressive with his bouncer,” he added.advertisementArcher grabbed the attention of the larger global cricketing audience with his exploits in the Indian Premier League before storming into the international cricket scene with his stellar performance in England’s successful 2019 World Cup campaign. The Barbados-born fast bowler has 131 wickets in 28 First-Class matches and scored over 1,000 runs in the longer formats.However, Broad doesn’t want the team to place too many expectations on Archer.”This is his first Test match. It’s a big learning experience. You sometimes forget he’s, what, 24?” Broad said.”In our minds, because he’s been involved in World Cups and been talked about so much in the last six months that we think he’s a really experienced, older, knows-it-all cricketer. He’s still learning his trade a little bit, although he’s doing it with great success,” he added.Also Read | The Ashes, 2nd Test: England pick up crucial wickets before rain wrecks Day 3Also see:For 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 Posted byNitin Kumar Tags :Follow Ashes 2019Follow Ashes testFollow LordsFollow Eng vs AUSFollow Jofra Archerlast_img read more

In major twist pipeline company asks US to pause Keystone XL process

by Alexander Panetta, The Canadian Press Posted Nov 2, 2015 5:06 pm MDT Last Updated Nov 2, 2015 at 10:20 pm MDT AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email In major twist, pipeline company asks U.S. to pause Keystone XL process A yard in Gascoyne, ND., which has hundreds of kilometres of pipes stacked inside it that are supposed to go into the Keystone XL pipeline, should it ever be approved are shown shown on Wednesday April 22, 2015. In a surprise move, the company behind the controversy-plagued Keystone XL pipeline has asked the U.S. government to temporarily suspend its application. That request from TransCanada Corp. adds a new wrinkle to one of the biggest Canada-U.S. political irritants of recent years, involving a pipeline from Alberta to Texas. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Alex Panetta WASHINGTON – In a surprise move that could have a political ripple-effect in two countries, the company behind the controversy-plagued Keystone XL pipeline has asked the U.S. government to temporarily suspend its application.Monday’s request from TransCanada Corp. adds a new twist to one of the biggest Canada-U.S. political irritants of recent years, potentially making the pipeline a 2016 U.S. election issue to be settled by the next president.The administration said it was reviewing a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry, in which the Calgary-based company requested a delay while the Nebraska stretch of the pipeline remains disputed.It’s another page in an already-epic, years-long battle — which has spilled into similar fights across the continent over export pipelines for Canada’s land-locked oilsands bitumen.“TransCanada believes that it would be appropriate at this time for the State Department to pause in its review of the Presidential Permit application for Keystone XL,” said the letter.“This will allow a decision on the permit to be made later based on certainty with respect to the route of the pipeline.”It’s also an about-face in the company’s message. Until recently, it would have been unimaginable for TransCanada or its government backers in Ottawa to be requesting a delay, given their repeated demands for immediate approval of a project that would carry nearly one-quarter of all Canadian oil exports.With opposition on multiple fronts, opponents say, the company obviously hopes to step back and return to the fray under more favourable conditions — not unlike a military tactical retreat.The Nebraska political activist who organized ranchers against the project urged President Barack Obama to ignore the company’s request — and reject the pipeline now.“They are doing this for one reason — TransCanada hopes a Republican gets into office because they all said they would approve (it),” Jane Kleeb said in an email.“TransCanada is facing a loss, they know it. So this is their last chance to try and save their project.”Its short-term political prospects seem dim indeed. Obama has repeatedly expressed skepticism. His supporters overwhelmingly expect him to reject it.All the major Democratic presidential candidates also oppose it. Because Republicans universally back it, the pipeline has potential to become an election wedge issue.It’s become so acutely partisan that the Democratic party leapt at the opportunity Monday to use the latest development for political gain. The party issued a letter asking new supporters to sign up and help fight this corporation that’s apparently pining for a Republican victory.Monday’s news also holds potential implications for Canada-U.S. relations. With a new Trudeau government hoping to improve ties to the Obama administration, a delay could offer relief from an early sore point.A pause on Keystone virtually guarantees the initial Obama-Trudeau encounters could focus on other topics, as they cross paths several times this month at the G20, APEC and Paris climate summits.There’s a big question mark, however, hanging over this delay request.The U.S. government hasn’t yet responded. The State Department is studying it. Earlier Monday, the White House had signalled plans to announce a final decision during Obama’s term.“Our expectation at this point … is that the president will make a decision before the end of his administration,” Josh Earnest told reporters. “It’s possible (it could happen this year). It’s also possible it could happen next year.”The delay idea was billboarded entirely by the company.And it featured a hairpin-sharp plot twist. In a reversal of roles befitting this seven-year soap opera, the company is now basing its request on a precedent that infuriated it not too long ago.In early 2014, the U.S. announced a delay. It said it couldn’t make a decision on granting a cross-border permit for the pipeline route, because the route was tied up in litigation in Nebraska.The company and the Canadian government fumed at that. The route is no longer being fought in court. It’s back to being reviewed by Nebraska’s arm’s-length public-services commission.And the company is now citing what happened in 2014 as a custom: “The company believes there is sound precedent,” it said in a statement, “for making this (delay) request.” read more