IPL 2019: Pre-tournament photo shoot suggests Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to lead SRH

first_img India Today Web Desk ChennaiMarch 22, 2019UPDATED: March 22, 2019 16:48 IST Bhuvneshwar Kumar posed for the IPL captains’ photo ahead of 2019 season (@ChennaiIPL Photo)HIGHLIGHTSSRH skipper Kane Williamson will delay his IPL participation after his shoulder injuryBhuvneshwar Kumar appeared in a pre-season photo shoot with other IPL captainsIn 2018, Williamson had led SRH to the final which they lost to Chennai Super KingsBhuvneshwar Kumar appeared in a pre-tournament photo shoot with other IPL captains on the eve of the 2019 season opener between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore leading to speculations he might lead Sunrisers Hyderabad at least in their first match against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on March 24.Kane Williamson, who led Sunrisers Hyderabad to the final of the 2018 IPL in the absence of David Warner, had injured his left shoulder while fielding during the second Test against Bangladesh earlier in March. He was taken to the hospital for scans which revealed he suffered a grade one tear to his left pectoral minor muscle.New Zealand had planned to evaluate Kane Williamson’s fitness before the third and final Test against Bangladesh. However, the match was called off after the Christchurch terror attack.As a matter of fact, Williamson, on Thursday, was in New Zealand to recieve the Sir Richard Hadlee Medal for the men’s player of the year and was also named NZ’s best Test player. williamson’s particiaption may be delayed – with fitness being the concern.David Warner, who was banned for a year following the ball-tampering scandal, has joined the SRH squad and his inputs will be more than welcome for Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has never captained in the IPL. If he does become SRH skipper, all eight captains in the IPL this year will be Indians.In 2018, Kane Williamson was the only non-Indian IPL skipper.Bhuvneshwar Kumar has played 105 ODIs, 21 Tests and 37 T20Is for India and is a seasoned campaigner for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Overall, he has played 102 IPL matches and has picked 120 wickets including a career-best 5 for 19.advertisementBhuvneshwar was at his best for SRH in 2016 and 2017 when he picked 23 and 27 wickets respectively.Also Read | David Warner’s leadership skills are unmatched: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS LaxmanAlso Read | David Warner on Sunrisers Hyderabad’s warm welcome: Meant the world to meFor 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 IPL 2019Follow Sunrisers HyderabadFollow SRHFollow CaptainFollow Bhuvneshwar KumarFollow Kane WilliamsonFollow David Warner IPL 2019: Pre-tournament photo shoot suggests Bhuvneshwar Kumar likely to lead SRHIPL 2019: Bhuvneshwar Kumar posed with other IPL captains during a pre-tournament photo shoot on the eve of the season opener between Chennai Super Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore. Will he lead Sunrisers Hyderabad with Kane Williamson set to delay his participation due to injury.advertisementlast_img read more

US manufacturing activity grows in June as production new orders jump hiring

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email US manufacturing activity grows in June as production, new orders jump; hiring declines by Christopher S. Rugaber, The Associated Press Posted Jul 1, 2013 10:26 am MDT WASHINGTON – U.S. manufacturing activity grew in June behind a pickup in new orders, exports and production. Better economic growth overseas is boosting U.S. exports and could help American factories rebound in the second half of the year.The Institute for Supply Management said Monday that its index of factory activity increased to 50.9 in June. That’s up from 49 in May, which was the lowest reading in four years.A reading above 50 suggests growth, while those below indicate contraction.A measure of export orders jumped to 54.5 from 51. That may be a response to growth in Japan and some European countries, economists said.Still, a measure of manufacturing employment fell in June to 48.7, its lowest level since September 2009. That suggests Friday’s June employment report will show factories cut jobs for the fourth straight month.The mostly positive manufacturing survey contributed to strong gains on Wall Street and followed a pair of upbeat reports of factory growth overseas. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 155 points in midday trading, while broader stock indexes also gained.U.S. manufacturing had slowed this year after providing crucial support to the economy for the first three years after the recession ended in June 2009. Europe’s slump has weighed heavily on U.S. exports. And businesses cut back on their investment in machinery and equipment in the first quarter.“The ISM rebound suggested the worst may be past for the global trade slowdown that has contributed to a significant recent soft patch in U.S. manufacturing,” Ted Wieseman, an economist at Morgan Stanley, said in a note to clients.A report in Europe showed improvement in manufacturing activity in Britain, France and Italy and stabilization in Spain.And large manufacturers in Japan reported a positive outlook for the first time in nearly two years. The quarterly “tankan” survey showed that the outlook for services firms also increased. The stronger readings indicate that businesses are pleased with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s efforts to revive the nation’s stagnant economy.Still, China’s manufacturing sector weakened in June, according to two separate surveys. Factories there were hurt by falling orders from the U.S. and Europe and by Chinese regulators’ efforts to slow lending.Paul Dales, an economist at Capital Economics, says the growth at American factories suggests the U.S. economy is improving enough for the Federal Reserve to slow its monthly bond purchases as soon as September.A bigger test will come Friday when the June jobs report is released, Dales added.Chairman Ben Bernanke said on June 19 that the Fed could scale back its bond buying later this year and end it next year if the economy continued to strengthen. His comments sent stocks falling and the yield on the 10-year Treasury bond jumped. That has also pushed up mortgage rates.But stocks have since rebounded and the yield on the 10-year note has dipped since the middle of last week. Favourable reports on the U.S. economy have helped. And several Fed members have clarified that any tapering would hinge on economic improvement, not a specific calendar date.There have been other signs recently that U.S. manufacturers could be starting to recover.U.S. businesses stepped up their orders for factory goods in April and May. And a category of orders that’s viewed as a proxy for business investment plans — which excludes the volatile areas of transportation and defence — rose 1.1 per cent in May, the third straight gain.Consumers also spent more in May on cars and trucks, which should keep auto factories humming. Sales at auto dealers rose in May by the most in six months, according to the Commerce Department.The U.S. economy expanded at only a 1.8 per cent annual rate in the first three months of the year, the Commerce Department said this week. That was much slower than its previous estimate of a 2.4 per cent rate.The main reason for the downgrade was consumers spent less on services than initially thought. Spending on long-lasting factory goods, such as cars and appliances, was stronger.Economists expect growth remained tepid in the April-June quarter. Most estimates range between a rate of 1.5 per cent and 2 per cent.___Follow Chris Rugaber on Twitter at http://Twitter.com/ChrisRugaber read more