Adil Rashid believes he can cash in with wickets as batsmen look to stave off England’s fast-bowling threat.

The decision to play an extra paceman for the conditions paid dividends for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 hosts at Cardiff on Saturday as they beat Bangladesh by 106 runs.

Having spent most of his international career with great friend and fellow slow bowler Moeen Ali, Rashid anticipates a return to the dual-spin threat before the competition is much older.

But he also senses knock-on benefits of operating alongside the likes of Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett, all capable of passing 140kmh.

“It is nice having that pace in the side to try to rough up teams, then me coming on and batsmen trying to come after me,” Rashid said.

“I can try to take wickets that way. Batsmen can think they have to target the spinner so it could work in my favour and you might get a five-for one day.”

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

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