World Cup 2019: Need to show we’re not only good on paper, says Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiMay 17, 2019UPDATED: May 17, 2019 11:54 IST Star leg-spinner Rashid Khan is keen on helpin Afghanistan shine World Cup 2019 (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSRashid Khan will lead Afghanistan’s bowling attack at 2019 World CupAfghanistan begin their campaign against Australia on June 1Afghanistan shone in Asia Cup 2018, reaching the Super Four stage of the tournamentWorld No. 1 T20 bowler Rashid Khan has conceded Afghanistan lack World Cup experience but said that the team is determined to punch above their weight in the upcoming quadrennial tournament, starting May 30 in the United Kingdom.Afghanistan qualified for the 10-team World Cup after winning the qualifying tournament by beating the West Indies in the final. The Asian side’s growth in world cricket has been phenomenal and they will be participating in only their 2nd 50-over World Cup after their maiden appearance in 2015.Afghanistan managed to beat only Scotland at the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and crashed out in the group stages. However, Afghanistan shone at last year’s Asia Cup as they finished ahead of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to qualify for the Super Fours.Afghanistan, led by Gulbadin Naib, will begin their World Cup 2019 campaign against Australia on June 1 while they take on Pakistan and England in warm-up matches.”It is time for us to deliver something. That will be the main target. We prepared hard for it. It doesn’t make sense that we are happy Afghanistan who got the opportunity to be playing at the World Cup. Our aim is we are not just going to participate in the World Cup, we need to do something different,” Rashid Khan was quoted as saying by The Advertiser.”We have the skills, everything. We won’t have as much experience at the World Cup as other teams but we have to take advantage of our talent and play well in a big situation.advertisement”We need to show the world we are not only good on paper. That was the plan for Asia Cup and will be for World Cup as well. We didn’t do well in the past under pressure but I think this World Cup it is about beating big teams and play good cricket like we did in the Asia Cup,” Rashid added.Speaking about the switch from T20s to ODIs after having played a lot of T20Is in the recent past, Rashid Khan stressed the need for consistency and patience. Afghanistan will play two ODIs in Ireland before their warm-up matches at the World Cup.Rashid, ranked No. 3 on ICC ODI bowlers rankings, has picked up 123 wickets from just 57 matches at an incredible average of 15.00. Rashid along with mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman have the ability to trouble the opposition batsmen at the World Cup.I will have more time to get a batsman out, switch off T20 and switch on ODI. It doesn’t need to change your skills or slower the ball. You need to be the same rhythm, energy, bowling and speed. You just need to be more consistent with your line and length,” Rashid added.Rashid Khan also pointed out that IPL 2019 was the ideal platform to prepare for the high-pressure situations at the World Cup. Rashid shared the dressing room with some of the best in the business, including India pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Australia opener David Warner, England opener Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson among others.”It is always tough performing on that stage and a good preparation for me for the World Cup. We had David Warner, Kane Williamson, Bhuvi Kumar. Playing with some big names will give me courage and experience,” Rashid added.Also Read | Sourav Ganguly among 3 Indian commentators for Cricket World Cup 2019Also Read | World Cup 2019: 5 batsmen who can break Sachin Tendulkar’s 16-year-old recordAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to 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 byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow Rashid KhanFollow Afghanistan national cricket teamFollow World Cup 2019Follow IPL 2019Follow David WarnerFollow Sunrisers Hyderabad World Cup 2019: Need to show we’re not only good on paper, says Afghanistan’s Rashid KhanAfghanistan’s star leg-spinner Rashid Khan says the team won’t be content with just having had the opportunity to feature in the World Cup but that they are keen on doing well in the quadrennial tournament, starting May 30 in England and Walesadvertisementlast_img read more

Successful refinery startup at the worlds largest integrated aluminium project

first_imgThe Ma’aden aluminium project in Saudi Arabia, a joint venture between the Saudi Arabian Mining Co (Ma’aden) and light metals leader Alcoa, will be the world’s largest vertically integrated mine-to-metal complex. The alumina refinery at Ras Al-Khair is the first refinery to be constructed and operated in the region. Hatch’s patented multi-cell jacketed pipe heater (tube) digestion technologies are at the refinery’s core.In December 2014, the 1.8 Mt/y greenfield alumina refinery, located on the Arabian Gulf Coast, successfully produced its first alumina from Saudi Arabian bauxite.In preparation for the complete refinery start-up, Hatch provided operational readiness support including operating manuals and Safe Work Instructions (SWIs) and hands-on commissioning assistance for the integrated digestion and evaporation facility. Timely and safe digestion start-up was facilitated by Hatch alumina professionals with extensive technical and operating experience in new refinery start-ups and operation of facilities.During the commissioning and start-up phase, Hatch also worked closely with the Ma’aden control room operators to develop simple, practical tools to help them manage operation of the tube digestion technology. Experienced Hatch alumina specialists also provided operational readiness services for several other refinery facilities, including preparation of commissioning plans, operations manuals, SWIs, and hands-on training for operations personnel.Hatch’s state-of-the-art tube digestion technology is part of the core process at the Ma’aden refineryIn addition, Hatch provided asset management support services for all mine and refinery facilities. The Hatch team developed a proactive, risk-averse, holistic, and easy-to-integrate asset management program (AMP). The AMP was implemented before the refinery start-up to enable optimum asset performance from the first day of operations, without compromising safety or the environment.The scope of the AMP development included equipment hierarchy, maintenance strategies, and procedures using Hatch eGateway.ASD™. The AMP developed fit-for-purpose, shared solutions through a collaborative process with the Ma’aden maintenance and operations teams.Hatch personnel completed facility walk-rounds and physically audited and listed more than 15,000 refinery assets on the very busy, complex construction site. The goal was to be operationally ready as quickly as possible while maintaining global safety standards through deployment of best maintenance practices and alumina refining expertise. The team completed criticality analyses across all the refinery assets based on risk to safety, production, and environmental effects. This was followed by facilitated workshops at site on failure modes and effects critical analysis (FMECA) and development of the maintenance task list as the basis for the maintenance strategies.The result is a complete asset hierarchy, populated and uploaded to Ma’aden’s Oracle eAM asset management system, in time for the “go live” date. This includes 55 area-specific equipment management strategies, 3,500 maintenance activities (tasks required for jobs planning) uploaded to Oracle eAM, and 585 work instructions and procedures for critical assets.Ma’aden considers the overall refinery start-up a success. This is a significant element of Saudi Arabia’s national strategy to diversify its industrial base, reduce reliance on oil and gas–based industries, and increase skills transfer and employment opportunities for Saudi nationals.www.hatch.calast_img read more