Spatial and temporal variability in the structure of aggregations of Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba) around South Georgia, 1997-1999

first_imgAntarctic krill are important in the South Georgia (548S 358W) marine ecosystem. They form aggregations that vary widely in packing density (,1 to 1000 s of individuals m23), length (tens to thousands of metres), and height (tens of metres). Acoustic surveys are often used to estimate krill biomass and provide data that give insight into aggregation structure. Using dual-frequency (38 and120 kHz) acoustic data collected during six surveys conducted around South Georgia during the 1997, 1998, and 1999 austral summers, we isolated 2990 aggregations by applying the Shoal Analysis and Patch Estimation System algorithm in Echoview and a krill-length-dependent acoustic identifier (DSv120 – 38). Multivariate cluster (partition) analysis was applied to metrics from each ofthe aggregations, resulting in three aggregation types with an overall proportional split of 0.28 : 0.28 : 0.44. Types 1 and 3 had low mean densities (,2 g m23), whereas Type 2 had a mean density of 94 g m23. Intersurvey differences were found between the effort-corrected numbers of aggregation types (p ¼ 2.5e26), and between on- and off-continental shelf areas (p ¼ 1.5e27), with agreater number of Type 2 aggregations being found on-shelf. The findings suggest intersurvey variation in krill catchability, with krill being more likely to be caught on-shelf.last_img read more

Windies hoping to extend dominance over England

first_img(CMC) – Star-studded West Indies will face nemeses England for the first time in a Twenty20 International since the dramatic T20 World Cup final 17 months ago, when the two teams clashed in a highly anticipated one-off match here today.The reigning World champions boast the likes of superstars Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels and Sunil Narine in their ranks, and will be fancied to get the better of the hosts, despite playing in foreign conditions.In two meetings during last year’s T20 World Cup in India, the Windies came out on top – the last coming when Carlos Brathwaite – now captain – blasted four consecutive sixes off the first four balls of the final over to hand the Caribbean side an unprecedented second title.While the memories of that event have slowly faded, what remains fresh is the Windies confidence level and Brathwaite said the unit was pumped up for the contest at the Riverside.“The camaraderie off the field it shows on the field so it’s just about coming together and letting the guys have the freedom to express themselves, make decisions, make their own calls at their point in time,” Brathwaite told reporters here yesterday.“Once guys do that we can always go back to the drawing board. I prefer that than guys thinking what would the coach or what would the captain want. They are all seasoned T20 players and they all do well for different franchises around the world and it’s for me as a young captain just to go out there and tell them ‘look, whatever you do on the field, you have my full support.’“(They are free to) make the right decision at the right time in (their) view and then as a team we assess whether we win, lose or draw and we’ll see how we can continue to improve going forward.”West Indies possess an excellent record against the English, losing only four of their last 14 outings. More recently, however, the Windies have struggled, swept 3-0 by Pakistan last year in the United Arab Emirates before being hammered 3-1 by the same side in a four-match series earlier this year in the Caribbean.They picked themselves up by whitewashing minnows Afghanistan in June and then stunned powerhouse India in one-off encounter in Kingston, when opener Evin Lewis hit a dazzling hundred.Brathwaite said the Windies would look to extend that same form while flaunting their unique brand of cricket.“As Caribbean players and Caribbean persons we bring a lot of flair to the game,” the all-rounder explained.“You can see it in our wicket celebrations and dance moves and what’s not. With bat or ball, that’s going to be the message: have fun, express yourself.“Once we’re off the field and once we come on the training pitch we’re very professional in the way we go about our preparation. So once we tick those boxes off the field and in training, it’s just a matter of coming on the field and expressing yourself and letting the natural instincts take over.”The 13-man side is a hybrid of experience and youth, with the seasoned likes of Gayle, Pollard, Samuels and Narine combining with young players like Lewis, Brathwaite and Kesrick Williams.Brathwaite said regardless of who the final XI were, West Indies would present a formidable and united force on the field.“The best players are available, the best players play. On that given day, the best XI … are the ones that take the field and we have the full support and full trust of whoever is selected and the boys in the dressing room know that,” Brathwaite stressed.“The boys that haven’t been selected are very, very good to be around. They are always adding something to the dressing room. It’s just one big set of positive vibes in the dressing room – from the team bus, into the dressing room onto the park and then back off it.“It’s just a fun place to be at the moment and long may the victories continue.”The match bowls off at 18:30hrs (13:30hrs Eastern Caribbean time).SQUADS:ENGLAND – Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonathan Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey.WEST INDIES – Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Ronsford Beaton, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more

Serena Williams Struggling to Get Back Her ForteÂ

first_imgShe dominated the tennis world like never witnessed before, smashing virtually all records in the process. Serena Williams is, however, struggling to re-enact the form that made her such a ‘beast’ on the court after being delivered of a baby girl last September.  Kunle Adewale reportsWhile recovering from birth can be relatively speedy, most experts recommend waiting until you have had your postnatal checkup (usually around six weeks) before embarking on vigorous exercise. A caesarean birth might require more time. But even if you are physically capable, exercising while you are bleary-eyed from the exhaustion of tending a newborn is a different matter. While exercise is clearly beneficial, and indeed can help fend off the symptoms of postnatal depression, finding the energy and motivation and childcare can be very hard.That is why it is perhaps unsurprising that Serena Williams, who had her first child in September, withdrew from the Australian Open, saying her fitness wasn’t yet at the level she wanted.She lost in her return to tennis after giving birth in September, beaten by French Open champion, Jelena Ostapenko, in an exhibition and she said afterwards, “I don’t know if I am totally ready to come back on the tour yet. I know that when I come back, I definitely want to be competing for championships. I am definitely looking forward to getting back out there.“I don’t think I am going to rate my performance. I have plenty of comebacks, from injuries, from surgeries, but I’ve never had a comeback after actually giving birth to a human being. Knowing that I have won 23 Grand Slam titles and several other titles, I don’t think I have anything more left to prove. But I am not done yet.”Serena indeed made her comeback at the ongoing BNP Paribas Open, Indian Wells. Walking on court for the first match of her latest comeback, she allowed herself a rare smile. This time, tennis is different for the 23-time major winner.She beat Zarina Diyas of Kazakhstan in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open last Thursday night after a 14-month layoff for the birth of her daughter.“I almost cried before the match,” Williams said. “With new husband and Reddit co-found Alexis Ohanian looking on, Williams played from behind until breaking Diyas in the 11th game of the first set. Diyas netted a forehand and Williams yelled, “Come on!” as the crowd cheered.“Right now, for this particular tournament, I’m really just trying to take it easy and not put so much pressure or stress or expectation on myself. I feel like it’s one of the few times I’ve been able to do that.”However, in round three at Indian Wells, Serena came up against her sister, Venus and the former world number one lost in two straight sets to her older sister and admitted she has “a long way to go. It wasn’t easy, obviously,” said Serena.It was the 29th meeting between the Williams sisters – Serena now leads 17-12 – and it lasted 87 minutes in front of a main stadium crowd of more than 10,000 fans, including current world number one Simona Halep.“It was good to play and try to get in the rhythm and get into the swing again,” added Serena.“I can’t really replicate the situation no matter how much I do in practice. I make those shots 10 times out of 10 in practice.“It’s just the nerves, the anticipation you feel naturally. It’s a little bit of everything that comes in a match that just doesn’t normally happen.“It’s good that I don’t have to say that this is the best tennis I have ever played and I lost. My room for improvement is incredible.“So I have just got to keep saying at each tournament that my goal is just to be better than the last. I don’t want to go backwards.”Serena was already pregnant with daughter Alexis Olympia, when she beat Venus 6-4 6-4 in Melbourne at the start of 2017.However, she revealed in February that she “almost died” after giving birth and was bedridden for six weeks.Williams has been away since winning the 2017 Australian Open early in her pregnancy. She gave birth to Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. six months ago. There are examples of other elite athletes returning to top form soon after giving birth. In 1991, Liz McColgan took gold at the 10,000m at the World Championships, seven months after her daughter Eilish was born.Jo Pavey won the 10,000m at the 2014 European Championships aged 40, 10 months after the birth of her second child. However, the fact that both victories were greeted with astonishment shows that such speedy returns are relatively rare – and certainly shouldn’t be used as a stick to beat new mothers who are finding it hard enough to get to a weekly yoga class.A little less than a month after giving birth in 2007, Lindsay Davenport was back on the court, winning two titles — Bali, Indonesia, and Quebec City in the second half of the year. Besides that, she was named the 2007 Comeback Player of the Year. She worked her way back up to the world’s top 25 before year’s end and went on to win the U.S. Open in 1998 and the Australian Open two years later.Being a new parent is exhausting, but there are additional physical challenges for a post-partum mother – including recovery from childbirth, bleeding and dealing with breastfeeding.And those challenges are only magnified when you are a top sports star hoping to return to elite level. Which is why it is perhaps unsurprising that Serena Williams, who had her first child in September, withdrew from the Australian Open, saying her fitness isn’t yet at the level she wanted.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Nelson’s McLeod finishes on top of the podium at Oliver Karate tourney

first_imgMcLeod, a student in Grade 7 at Trafalgar Middle School and the son of Cheryl and Al McLeod, trains under the guidance of Sensai Keith Klughart. Three years in karate and already Nelson’s Jordan McLeod is tasting gold.McLeod won all three matched by knock down to claim the gold medal at the Okanagan Kyokushin Karate Tournament Sunday in Oliver.The 12-year-old Kyokushin Karate Club competitor dominated his 75-85-pound-weight division to take home the top prize.last_img

SA’s tap water ‘safe to drink’

first_imgThe department has already commenced with its incentive-based regulation programme, the Blue Drop Certification Programme, with the objective of awarding excellent drinking water quality management in different towns. The Department of Water Affairs and Forestry has reassured South Africans that the country’s tap water is safe to drink. 3 March 2009 Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material According to the department, an average 3 000 samples are taken nationwide from water supply systems, and the latest results indicate that on average 94% of the analyses complied with the health aspects of the national standard for drinking water quality. While drinking water quality management is the responsibility of South Africa’s municipalities, the department has an oversight and regulatory role on the quality of tap water, and has implemented a countrywide system to assist with the overall management of drinking water quality. Incentive-based regulation “In spite of the many challenges we have to face, it is encouraging to note that we do have water service systems which record similar compliance levels as our counterparts in developed countries,” the department said.center_img “Our monthly reporting indicates that 98% of all samples taken comply with the health aspects as listed in of SANS 241: 2006,” the department said in a statement last week. While acknowledging that the water in certain areas might at times not meet the required technical standards in terms of the electronic Water Quality Management & Drinking Water Quality Regulation, the department says this does not mean the water in these towns is not safe for human consumption. The department reiterated its commitment to ensuring that South Africans are served with the highest quality drinking water, saying the country’s standards compare well with World Health Organisation limits, which have been adopted as standards for the European Union and other developed countries, including Canada and Australia. ‘Highest quality’ drinking water SAinfo reporter The general public will also be kept well informed on the regulator’s confidence levels in drinking water quality management levels per town or city. The first assessments of all nine provinces will be presented in an inaugural public report to be published in May.last_img read more

2010 Fifa World Cup: Free State Stadium 1

first_imgLocation: Bloemfontein, Mangaung Municipality, Free State province Capacity: 45 000 seats Matches: Japan vs Cameroon (14 June), Greece vs Nigeria (17 June), Slovakia vs Paraguay (20 June), France vs South Africa (22 June), Switzerland vs Honduras (25 June), Round of 16 (27 June)Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.  Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image Photo: MediaClubSouthAfrica.com• Download high-resolution image {loadposition fifa}last_img read more

2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium: Improving profitability of the sheep operation through nutrition, reproduction, economics, and marketing

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The 2017 Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium (BSS) will concentrate on several topics related to the success of the sheep operation both now and in the future. The increasingly popular Friday program dubbed “Shepherd’s College” by the Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium planning committee will concentrate on several facets of production to assist sheep farmers improve their profitability, including feeding lambs on grass vs. grain, and feeding ewe lambs. This event will be held Dec. 1 and 2 at the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center (OARDC), Shisler Conference Center, 1680 Madison Ave., Wooster, OH 44691.Primary speakers will include Erin Recktenwald, Michigan State University; Francis Fluharty, Research Professor, OSU Animal Sciences; Tadd Thompson, Reproductive Specialty Group, Indiana; Brady Campbell, Program Coordinator — OSU Sheep Team, OSU Animal Sciences. Also, Roger A, High, OSIA/OSWP Executive Director; Nick Forrest, Ohio Lamb Entrepreneur, Chef Jeff Hyde, Chef, Colonel De’s Spice Company; Adam Wagner, OSU Student; Alex Tuggle, Ag Instructor at Washington Park Environmental Studies Academy; and Dr. Mark Lyons, USDA Veterinary Services.Prior to the symposium, the OSIA Annual Meeting will be held Dec. 2. at the same location. The election of the OSIA officer team will be held, as well as other important items for members to discuss.We will once again host the annual tradeshow and Silent Auction. Funds from the Silent Auction have been used as the primary source of income for the Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship Fund for several years. If you will be attending the symposium, we are accepting donations and we welcome any bids on the items for the auction.For lunch, you will enjoy wonderful “Lamb Leg Carving Station” lunch prepared by the OSU Meat Science Club, with the remainder of the meal catered by TJ’s of Wooster. An awards program to present the Charles Boyles Master Shepherd Award, Distinguished Service Awards, and the Friend of the Ohio Sheep Industry awards will follow lunch. Youth recognition will be given to the state FFA sheep proficiency award winner, state 4-H sheep award winner and Ralph Grimshaw Memorial Scholarship winners.Buckeye Shepherd’s Symposium registration forms are included in the current “Ohio Sheep Producer” newsletter. Registration can be completed by removing the BSS Registration/OSIA membership form and mailing it or going to the www.ohiosheep.org website and paying via PayPal. If you would like additional information, contact Roger High at (614) 246-8299 or by email at [email protected]last_img read more

Ohio Ag Net Podcast | Episode 66 | #WaterDrama18

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest A busy time in Ohio agriculture with #WaterDrama18 heating up. The crew of Ty Higgins, Dale Minyo, Joel Penhorwood, and Matt Reese talks the latest developments in the ongoing water quality situation in Ohio. In this episode, we hear interviews with Ohio Soybean Council’s Tom Fontana, Steve Culman of Ohio State University (talking fertilizer recommendations), Ben Bowsher on 2018 wheat, and showman Collin Britton of Wood County who recently received a character award from the BEST series.last_img read more

The Built-In Weakness of ‘Footprint’ Estimates

first_imgAs an ecological economist and scholar of sustainability, I am particularly interested in metrics and indicators that can help us understand human uses of Earth’s ecosystems. Better measurements of the impacts of human activities can help identify ways to sustain both human well-being and natural resources.Earth Overshoot Day is a compelling concept and has raised awareness of the growing impact of human activities on the planet. Unfortunately, the methodology used to calculate it and the ecological footprint on which it is based is conceptually flawed and practically unusable in any science or policy context. In my view, the ecological footprint ultimately does not measure overuse of natural resources — and it may very well underestimate it.Rising demands, finite resourcesThe Global Footprint Network estimates when Earth Overshoot Day will arrive based on its National Footprint Accounts. These include extensive data sets that the organization uses to calculate two overarching indicators:The ecological footprint, perhaps the most commonly used metric of the environmental impacts of human resource use. Each country’s ecological footprint is an estimate of the biological resources required to meet its population’s consumption demands and absorb its carbon emissions.National biocapacity, which is an estimate of how well each country’s ecosystems can produce the natural resources consumed by humans and absorb the waste and pollution that humans generate.Both of these measures are expressed in global hectares. One hectare is equal to 10,000 square meters, or about 2.47 acres.Going into overshootTo estimate when Earth Overshoot Day will arrive, the Global Footprint Network calculates the number of days in a given year for which Earth has enough biocapacity to provide for humans’ total ecological footprint. The rest of the year represents “global overshoot.”When the footprint of consumption worldwide exceeds biocapacity, the authors assert that humans are exceeding the regenerative capacity of Earth’s ecosystems. This year, they estimate that humans are using natural resources 1.7 times faster than ecosystems can regenerate — or, put another way, consuming 1.7 Earths.As an example, the ecological footprint for France is 4.7 global hectares per person, and global biocapacity is 1.7 hectares per person. Therefore, it would take (4.7/ 1.7 =) 2.8 Earths if everyone lived like the French.France’s Overshoot Day would be estimated as (365 x (1.7/ 4.7)) = 130, or the 130th day of the year, which is May 5 based on 2014 data. The United States reached overshoot even earlier, on March 15.What to count?However, there are some fundamental and misleading shortcomings in these calculations. In a 2013 paper, six authors from academia, The Nature Conservancy, and the California-based Breakthrough Institute analyzed how the Ecological Footprint falls short. In their view, it primarily measures humans’ carbon footprint but does not address other key impacts.To calculate ecological footprints, the Global Footprint Network estimates the supply and demand of renewable biological resources across six land use types: forests, fishing grounds, croplands, grazing lands, developed lands, and the area of forest required to offset human carbon emissions — that is, the carbon footprint. According to the network’s own analysis, each of these land use types is nearly in balance or in surplus, except for the carbon footprint.The two key categories for producing food — cropland and grazing land — are defined in such a way that they can never be in deficit. And the analysis does not reflect environmental consequences of human use of these lands, such as soil erosion, nutrient runoff, or overuse of water. It measures only land area.For example, the ecological footprint for Indonesia is 1.61 global hectares per person, which is among the lowest 30% of all countries. But according to a 2014 study, Indonesia has the highest deforestation rate in the world.Furthermore, the footprint calculation does not consider whether stocks of natural resources are decreasing or increasing as a result of human consumption. This question is critical for understanding ecological impacts.These national ecological footprint calculations also conflate sustainability with self-sufficiency. They assume that every nation should produce all of the resources it consumes, even though it might be less expensive for countries to import some goods than to produce them at home.As an example, the network lists Canada as an “ecological creditor” whose biocapacity exceeds its population’s ecological footprint. However, Canada is among the top 10 oil-producing countries in the world, and exports much of that oil for foreign consumption. Most of it goes to the United States, an “ecological debtor” that consumes more resources than it produces.Thinking purely in terms of generic “resources,” everyone is better off when debtor countries can import resources from nations with supplies to spare. There are real and important environmental impacts associated with producing and consuming oil, but the network’s calculations do not address them. Nor do they reflect the decline in natural capital from extracting a nonrenewable resource.Measuring sustainabilityThe Global Footprint Network asserts that “You can’t manage what you can’t measure,” but it may be impossible to create a single metric that can capture all human impacts on the environment. Earth Overshoot Day highlights unsustainable uses of natural resources, but we need scientifically robust ecological indicators to inform environmental policy, and a broader understanding of ecological risks.Better measurements of sustainability should reflect changes in our supplies of natural capital, include estimates of uncertainty and incorporate multiple pathways to reducing carbon footprints. The best tool for measuring human impacts on the planet may be a dashboard of environmental indicators, not a footprint.Robert B. Richardson is an associate professor of sustainable development at Michigan State University. This post originally appeared at The Conversation. Experts widely agree that human activities are harming the global environment. Since the Industrial Revolution, the world economy has grown dramatically. Overall this is a success story, since rising incomes have lifted millions of people out of poverty. But it has been fueled by population growth and increasing consumption of natural resources.Rising demand to meet the needs of more than 7 billion people has transformed land use and generated unprecedented levels of pollution, affecting biodiversity, forests, wetlands, water bodies, soils and air quality.By August 1, humans had consumed more natural resources in 2018 than the Earth can regenerate this year, according to the California-based Global Footprint Network. This environmental nonprofit calculates the annual arrival of Earth Overshoot Day — the date when humanity’s demands on nature exceed what the network’s analysts estimate the Earth can regenerate over the entire year. August 1 is the earliest date since ecological overshoot began in the early 1970s. RELATED ARTICLESWe’re Using Everything Up Much Too QuicklyWhat Does ‘Sustainable’ Mean?We Calculated How Much Trees Save for Your CityDesigning the Cities of the FutureWhat Makes a City Green?Is It Time to Move Our Cities?last_img read more

Rishabh Pant always opens up the game for us: Prithvi Shaw after DC win Eliminator

first_imgDelhi Capitals opener Prithvi Shaw heaped praises on teammate Rishab Pant, calling him the best finisher among youngsters after the 21-year-old helped Delhi Capitals beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by two wickets in a nerve-wracking IPL Eliminator here.Chasing a target of 163, Delhi Capitals, who had lost the way after a blazing start, were brought to cusp of victory by Pant, who smashed 49 off 21 balls with five sixes even as West Indies’ Keemo Paul finished it off in the penultimate ball of the innings with a boundary off Khaleel Ahmed on Wednesday night.”In these T20 games, there’s a lot of pressure. I was praying that we win. Pant did a brilliant job. I have said that he is the best finisher among the young players. He always opens up the game for us. He has been doing very well. Unfortunately, he could not finish it for us, but Keemo did well in the end,” Shaw said at the post-match press conference.He also pointed out that Amit Mishra’s single run was an important one.The 19-year-old said it was important for him to get back into form after a few bad games.Shaw top-scored with 56 off 38 balls on a “sticky wicket” to give Delhi a great start.”First six overs are important because if you put runs on board, it will take the pressure off the other batsmen. It was a bit difficult to pull the ball. Since their bowlers were bowling cutters on a sticky wicket, it was not pulling. I waited and waited for the loose balls,” he said.advertisementShaw said while playing in the middle he concentrates on choosing the bowlers who he can hit.”While you’re playing in the middle it is simple – just play your game and chose bowlers that we want to hit first and obviously (Mohammad) Nabi and Rashid (Khan) were the best bowlers on their side. It was an interesting game and I’m happy that we won.”On how he plans to tackle Chennai Super Kings bowlers in the Qualifier 2, to be held here on Friday, Shaw said the Delhi players have faced the defending champions in previous IPLs and they understand the game.”The team will have a plan after reaching Chennai. How to face which bowler like Harbhajan (Singh) bahi, Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) sir or (Imran) Tahir sir. We will have to plan. We will look to do what we’ve done earlier.”Shaw said that it is not about who plays who but depends on how prepared the team is for the game.”Personally, whichever ball is lose, I will smash that ball. Even with Harbhajan bhai and Tahir sir is bowling, I will obviously smash it,” Shaw added.When asked about Delhi’s tendency to lose wickets at the most crucial moments, the batsman said, “I think we like to make every game interesting. Every time things are going well, we give away two-three wickets.”But I think that’s the charm of T20 cricket. Till the time you don’t feel the pressure, it is not as much fun.”Shaw also applauded Amit Mishra’s (1/16) effort with the ball, saying: “We knew that the wicket was too sticky-ish and I think our bowlers did a fantastic job. Amit Mishra has got that experience. He has played 10-12 years of international cricket.”Whenever he bowls those four overs, he knows exactly what his plans are. He has bowled to almost every player and he knows where to bowl to them. He has done a great job for the team and I hope he does the same in the next match as well.”Shaw thanked the management for not losing faith in him despite he not being among runs in the last few games.”When you are not scoring runs for the last two-three games, then you need to get that form back, preparation is the best thing to do. I have prepared quite a lot. I wasn’t scoring that good in powerplays and the team wasn’t very happy but they never gave up on me.”They believed in me and more importantly, I believed in myself and thanks to all the support staff…Sourav sir, Ricky sir, Praveen sir and Kaif sir, and players who give me lots of positive vibes. I just played my game out there,” said Shaw.Also Read | Delhi Capitals played very well and they deserved this win: Kane WilliamsonAlso Read | IPL 2019: Rishabh Pant credits ‘muscle memory’ for his big-hitting prowess in T20slast_img read more