Adil Rashid
Adil Rashid of England. (Photograph by Gareth Copley/Getty Photos)

After being sidelined from the Take a look at workforce for over three years, English leg-spinner Adil Rashid stated that he has not shut the door on enjoying Take a look at cricket. He additionally referred to as the appointment of Brendon McCullum because the coach of England’s Take a look at workforce and Ben Stokes because the captain, “thrilling”. Rashid final performed a Take a look at match for England in 2019 in West Indies, though he has appeared steadily in shorter codecs ever since.

Rashid talked about that McCullum reached out to him with a textual content, asking how issues had been. He stated that constructive and attacking cricket drives him on, one thing McCullum and Stokes have of their recreation. The spinner additionally stated that like everybody else, he nonetheless desires to play Take a look at cricket.

It’s all the time thrilling when one thing new comes alongside: Adil Rashid

Rashid performed his final Take a look at match in January 2019 in Barbados, the place he completed with unmemorable bowling figures of none for 117 within the workforce’s defeat. The 34-year-old leg-spinner made his Take a look at debut in 2015 in opposition to Pakistan in an away collection within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He has performed 19 Take a look at matches ever since, choosing up 60 wickets at a median of 39.83. He additionally has 540 runs with the bat at a median of 19.28, together with two fifties.

Rashid’s England teammate Moeen Ali, who retired from Take a look at cricket, additionally stated that he was not fully closed to the concept of popping out of retirement if the brand new teaching workforce desires him on the workforce.

“It’s all the time thrilling when one thing new comes alongside. Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes each prefer to be constructive and attacking. That drives me on and it’s very thrilling,” stated Rashid, as quoted by The New Indian Specific. 

“He’s (Moeen) like a brother to me. It’s undoubtedly a dialog we’d have, and that might encourage me. It (return to Take a look at cricket) might occur. However for us to get to that time, so much else has obtained to occur too,” stated Rashid. “However issues have modified. There are thrilling occasions forward. For me, the door isn’t closed,” he stated.