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Adil U Rashid


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NAME: Adil Usman Rashid
DOB: February 17, 1988, Bradford
ROLE: All-rounder (leg-spinner, right-handed bat)
NICKNAME: Rash
DID YOU KNOW?: Rashid has built up a big FIFA video game rivalry with Moeen Ali whilst on tour with England

Adil Rashid was tipped for the top early in his career, and while it may have taken a bit longer than anticipated for him to get there, he is now a firm fixture in England’s one-day and T20 teams.

Leg-spinning all-rounder Rashid has also been a big part of the Test team during their sub-continental winter tours over the last couple of years.

Rashid took six wickets on his Championship debut for Yorkshire as a teenager in 2006 before first representing England in Twenty20 cricket three years later.

Having also debuted for England in one-day cricket in 2009, he then made his Test bow in late 2015 with England on tour of the UAE against Pakistan.

He took five wickets in the second innings of his debut at Abu Dhabi, a draw, and before the third Test at Sharjah worked with Australian legend Shane Warne in the nets.

Earlier in his career, Rashid also worked with the late spin guru Terry Jenner – Warne’s mentor.

In county cricket, the Bradfordian has proved time and time again that he can be a match-winner with both bat and ball, scoring 10 first-class hundreds.

There is every chance that in 2017, Rashid will pass the 500 first-class wickets mark.

He is regular seen as the go to man when the tail is in, often bamboozling them with his variations.

Rashid is a two-time County Championship winner.

Having already been spotted by Warne’s mentor Jenner, Rashid claimed 6-13 from 8.2 overs for Yorkshire’s Academy in a Yorkshire Premier League clash with Sheffield United CC in July 2005.

He then scored 111 for the White Rose Under 17s against Cheshire as an opener three days later.

In July 2006, he recorded successive centuries for Yorkshire seconds, going a long way to earning a first-team debut in a Championship match against Warwickshire at Scarborough later that month due to Darren Lehmann’s injury.

He took 6-67 from 18 overs in the second innings of a thumping win.

Rashid played for the MCC in the champion county fixture against Sussex at Lord’s in April 2007 having toured Bangladesh with England A (Lions) earlier in the year.

He scored his maiden first-class century against Worcestershire at Kidderminster in August.

As a result, Rashid was named as the PCA’s and Cricket Writers’ Club’s Young Player of the Year in September.

Snared career best figures of 7-107 in a Championship defeat against Hampshire at Southampton in August 2008 before being awarded his county cap the following month.
Rashid took 69 first-class wickets that year.

Having toured India with England’s Test squad for experience in late 2008, he was called into the squad in all three formats for the New Year tour of the West Indies, although had to wait until June to make his 20-over international debut against the Netherlands at Lord’s in June, the World Twenty20 opener.

Also made his ODI bow against Ireland at Belfast in August.

For Yorkshire, he scored hundreds in successive Championship innings against Hampshire and Lancashire as well as taking two five-wicket hauls.

It was the first time the back-to-back double had been achieved by a Yorkshire player since the great George Herbert Hirst in 1911.

Rashid won the Big Bash T20 title in Australia with South Australia in early 2011 before enjoying a successful T20 Champions League campaign with Yorkshire in late 2012, positively ending a year which actually saw him lose his Championship place to Azeem Rafiq.

He scored 825 first-class runs in 2013, his best career haul with the bat, and then took 73 wickets in 2014, also his best career haul with the ball.

The latter contributed to Yorkshire winning their first Championship title since 2001. Rashid also became a father that summer.

In 2015, Rashid was a regular member of England’s limited overs teams for the home series against New Zealand and Australia.

He debuted in Test cricket in October. After conceding 0-163 in the first innings at Abu Dhabi, the worst figures by a Test debutant, he bounced back superbly with 5-64 in the second innings as England nearly pulled off a day five win when the draw looked certain.

He hit 61, a maiden Test fifty, in the second Test at Dubai.

County appearances through the summer were limited, although he did pass the 400 first-class wicket mark.

In March and April 2016, Rashid was an ever present in England’s World T20 campaign, culminating in a final appearance against the West Indies in Kolkata.

This came after he had been handed another Big Bash deal with Adelaide Strikers, under the guidance of his Yorkshire coach Jason Gillespie.

Rashid finished as the second leading wicket-taker in the competition with 16 from nine matches.

Profile

  • Name Adil U Rashid
  • Born 17th February 1988
  • Role Right Hand Bat//Right Arm Legbreak Bowler
  • County Debut Yorkshire v Warwickshire, July 19th 2006
  • First Class Yorkshire v Warwickshire, July 19th 2006
  • County Cap 2008
  • Nickname Rash
  • Squad Number 3

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