World Cup winner Adil Rashid has agreed a one-year contract extension to play white-ball cricket for Yorkshire in 2021.

The leg-spinning all-rounder has spent much of the shortened 2020 season playing for England and was therefore unable to pull on a Yorkshire shirt. However, the 32-year-old is hopeful of adding to his impressive appearance statistics in 2021.

Rashid said: “It’s always nice to sign a contract extension. I’ve been at Yorkshire for such a long time; coming through the set up and playing from such a young age, so I’m thankful to Yorkshire for giving me the opportunity. For them to keep giving me contract extensions is a nice thing for myself and does mean a lot.”

The leg-spinner, who is currently ranked number seven in the ICC World IT20 rankings for bowlers, has spent much of the summer in bio-secure environments with England.

“It’s been a bit of a challenge, something completely different to what we’re normally used to, but it was something that we had to deal with,” Rashid commented.

“Staying at certain grounds and hotels, not being able to do certain things and being away from our families was hard, but it was something we had to do.

“You have your ups and downs in cricket, but this summer generally was okay for me from a cricketing perspective. I’m always trying to improve, trying to get better. Sometimes that happens and sometimes it doesn’t in terms of outcome.

“Hopefully now I can try my best to carry on my form to next year.”

An image of Lauren Winfield-Hill and Adil Rashid, with the Yorkshire logo and Northern Diamonds logo in the middle

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