Adil Rashid expresses his interest to return to Test cricket
England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has now expressed his desire to return to play Test cricket. The spinner is not part of the England Test squad and first-class cricket due to an ailing shoulder which kept him out of cricket action since January last year.
Now, he is pretty much confident about overcoming the issue in an attempt to play red-ball cricket for England national cricket team.
Rashid, who wants to ply his trade for Yorkshire had penned a one-year deal with the White Rose last month. However, he wants to manage his workload before the T20 World Cup tournament in Australia this year.
Adil Rashid who has appeared in 19 Tests for England is looking forward to playing more matches for the team. However, he is uncertain as to when he would return. He reckons that he still has got a lot of steam left in him to deliver in Test cricket.
“I can’t decide a time,” Rashid told BBC Radio Leeds. “If the shoulder is better, it could be soon. If the shoulder’s not great then I’ve still got to hold fire.
“I’ve still got that in me to play red-ball cricket and see where it takes me. So that’s something in the future hopefully.
Had it not been for his shoulder injury, it would have been a different story altogether for Adil Rashid. The major injury setback put him in the backfoot. However, his future in Tests depends upon how it holds up in the near future.
“If the shoulder’s holding well then there’s always that potential of getting back into red-ball cricket for Yorkshire and then performing and getting a call back from England.
“But at this moment in time, it’s pretty tough thinking about red-ball cricket, or playing it, because of the shoulder,” Adil Rashid said.