Steve Smith reminds Justin Langer of Sachin Tendulkar: He’s shadow batting in showerWhen Steve Smith played an ”unbelievable’ shot off Nathan Coulter-Nile in Brisbane, Australia head coach Justin Langer felt it was like watching Sachin Tendulkar play.advertisement Asian News International MelbourneMay 19, 2019UPDATED: May 19, 2019 14:50 IST Steve Smith scored unbeaten 89 and 91 in the warm-up games against New Zealand XI in Brisbane. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSAustralia head coach Justin Langer compared Steve Smith to India great Sachin Tendulkar”It was like watching Sachin bat,” Langer said over Smith’s shot in BrisbaneLanger said Smith will be crucial in Australia’s success at 2019 World CupAustralia head coach Justin Langer likened Steven Smith to master-blaster Sachin Tendulkar after watching the Sydney-born playing an “unbelievable shot” in Brisbane.”Last week in Brisbane, (Smith) batted beautifully, he played an unbelievable shot off Nathan Coulter-Nile there – it was like watching Sachin bat. He’s in pretty good shape I think,” cricket.com.au quoted Langer, as saying.”(I) watched Steve Smith batting against New Zealand in those three practice games, he’s literally a master of the game, so it’s nice to have him back. He loves batting – he’s shadow batting on the sand, he’s shadow batting in the shower – I’m not joking,” he added.Delighted with Smith’s progress going into the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019, the head coach called him Australia’s success at the tournament. The 29-year-old scored unbeaten 89 and 91 in the warm-up games against New Zealand XI in Brisbane last week.As the upcoming 50-over tournament is expected to be a high-scoring, Langer said Australian bowling would be critical as the ongoing one-day international series between England and Pakistan has made it clear that scoring 350 is not proving safe.”There’s a lot of talk about batting now in white-ball cricket, but our bowling is absolutely critical. In T20, it’s absolutely critical and the same in ODI cricket. You’re going to have pretty thick skin to do well in international cricket, particularly on the flatter wickets and the fast outfields and the big squares we play on in England. They’re going to have to have thick skin, but they’re physically and mentally tough, and they’ll be ready for it,” he said.advertisementMoreover, Langer said that the defending champions know what it takes to be a successful side and will perform in that way only. Australia are the most successful side, having won in 1987, 1999, 2003, 2007 and 2015.”When everyone says we’ve got to start playing like England or start playing like New Zealand or start playing like India, no – we’ll keep playing like Australia because we’ve won four of the past five World Cups and that’s something to be proud of. The boys are aware of it and we know if we stick to the Australian way of playing great cricket… history has shown we’ll be pretty good,” Langer said.Australia will play England and Sri Lanka on May 25 and 27 in the warm-up games before opening its World Cup campaign against Afghanistan on June 1 at the Bristol County Ground.Also Read | Chokers label for South Africa bit too exaggerated and unfair: Paddy UptonAlso Read | 2019 World Cup: Australia look to make 6th triumph a realistic possibilityAlso SeeFor 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 byAnita Jat Tags :Follow Justin LangerFollow Sachin TendulkarFollow Steve SmithFollow ICC Cricket World Cup
Brazil is providing more than $2.3 million to support a new local food purchase programme to be set up by two United Nations entities for the benefit of farmers and vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal, the UN agencies reported today.Under an agreement signed in Rome, Brazil will fund the project to be set up by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the UN World Food Programme (WFP).The programme will also draw expertise from Brazil’s own national Food Purchase Programme, known as PAA, which buys agricultural products from smallholders and delivers them to vulnerable groups, including children and youth through school feeding programmes. The PAA is a cornerstone of the country’s Zero Hunger strategy.Under today’s agreement FAO, which is to receive $1.55 million will look after the production side of the new project, providing seeds and fertilizer and boosting the capacity of small-scale farmers and farmers’ associations to grow, process and sell their produce. FAO will also mobilize Brazilian expertise in support of local purchase initiatives.WFP, which will receive $800,000, will be responsible for organizing the purchase and delivery of the food to schools and vulnerable groups.WFP already purchases food locally for its programmes and is running a pilot called “Purchase for Progress” (P4P) to find ways to buy more directly from smallholders. The Brazilian-funded programme will give a new impetus to purchases from local farmers and home-grown school feeding schemes.Besides helping supplement diets, the project is designed to strengthen local food markets, ultimately helping to improve food security and preventing future food crises.Food purchase programmes provide a new perspective on agricultural development and food interventions, according to FAO.The traditional emphasis on technology transfer, aid and assistance is replaced with an effort to secure the social and institutional conditions required to ensure that populations at risk of food insecurity have access to quality food produced through the participation of smallholders in the market. 21 February 2012Brazil is providing more than $2.3 million to support a new local food purchase programme to be set up by two United Nations entities for the benefit of farmers and vulnerable populations in Ethiopia, Malawi, Mozambique, Niger and Senegal, the UN agencies reported today.
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