Adil Rashid Wants to Play Test Cricket in Future

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England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has recently signed a white-ball contract with Yorkshire for the 2020 season. He has suffered from a persistent shoulder injury and because of that, he has been out of the national team for quite some time now. He last played for England in the longer format of the game 13 months ago in the West Indies and has not featured in any first-class cricket since then.

However, the 32-year-old experienced cricketer is centrally contracted to England for limited-overs cricket, but according to the ECB’s policy, they only consider those players for Test selection if they have a red-ball county contract and this is the only reason which is barring Rashid from a Test return for now.

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“I am thrilled to sign this contract with my home club and look forward to this season’s T20 campaign,” said Adil Rashid after England registered a 2-1 victory over South Africa in the T20Is.

After struggling with a continuous shoulder injury, the leg-spinner is ready to manage his workload to give himself some time and as per the spinner, the best chance of helping his side is to help England win the T20 World Cup title in Australia later this year. Adil Rashid has so far represented England in 19 Tests where he has picked up 60 wickets.

“I have decided to concentrate on white-ball cricket this summer in the lead up to the T20 World Cup. This is due to an ongoing shoulder injury, so it is important for me to manage my workload to give me the best chance of remaining fit. Although I won’t be playing red-ball cricket this summer, I still have ambitions of playing Test cricket in the future,” he further shared.

However, he recently said that it would be unfair to get selected simply by making himself available for the selection and not putting any effort in the hard yards in domestic cricket.

“At this moment in time, I’m concentrating on playing for England in T20 cricket coming up in a couple of days. I don’t think I would (put my name for selection) at this moment in time,” Adil Rashid told Sky Sports.