English cricketer who plays for Yorkshire and England as a leg spinner. As a leg spinner, Rashid received coaching from Terry Jenner as part of an ECB programme to encourage wrist-spinners. Rashid is only the third Yorkshire-born Asian to top 10 english newspapers in india 2015 first-team cricket for Yorkshire, and the first of Pakistani origin.
Rashid was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and is of Pakistani background. His brothers Haroon and Amar are also cricketers. In 2006, he played a number of games for Yorkshire Second XI, making four successive centuries. Rashid made his county cricket debut against Warwickshire at North Marine Road, Scarborough, as a replacement for injured overseas batsman Darren Lehmann. From mid-August until the end of the season, he held down a regular spot in the Yorkshire side.
Rashid was considered to play for England’s Under-19 side again in their series against Pakistan, but his Yorkshire coach Martyn Moxon showed displeasure at the idea of Rashid being pulled away from county cricket. Over the course of the 2007 English cricket season, Rashid scored 837 with a batting average of 44. 05 and took 43 wickets with a bowling average of 42. He took the most wickets of any Yorkshire player and scored the fourth-most runs. He played two games for the tournament and took six wickets. At the end of the year, Rashid was included in the English national team for their tour of India, though he wasn’t expected to be any chance of playing a match for England, only being on the tour for the experience.
Adil Rashid is an exciting prospect for the future and his inclusion will enable us to continue to monitor his development closely as well as providing extra competition for places in the spin-bowling department. 66 in the West Indies’ second innings. Rashid made his One Day International debut for England on August 27, 2009 against Ireland. Rashid completely supplanted Monty Panesar in the England side, being named as the back-up to Graeme Swann for both the Test and ODI squads in their tour of South Africa. Following the poor tour for Rashid, he was left out of England’s squad for their tour of Bangladesh, instead being sent to the United Arab Emirates to play for England Lions against Pakistan A. Following his unsuccessful winter abroad, Rashid returned to playing county cricket with Yorkshire in the 2010 summer.
He immediately showed that he still had the potential to return to the English national team, showing his batting skills with an impressive innings against Warwickshire in his first match of the season. Just hours before the start of the 2013 county season, Rashid was quoted by the Independent as saying that if his 2013 season didn’t go well he’d request to go on loan from Yorkshire to a different county, which forced Yorkshire to deny that there was any rift between Rashid and the club. Due to his form in county cricket, Rashid was named in the England Lions squad for their tour of South Africa in early 2015, set to play in both their first-class and one-day series against South Africa A. He batted well on the tour with innings of 78 and 68 in the unofficial Tests. With the 2015 Ashes around the corner, the English selectors decided to rest Moeen Ali from their ODI series against New Zealand and brought in Rashid as his replacement. Rashid was included in England’s 13-man squad for the first Test of the Ashes, but the selectors decided that they would only use Rashid in the Test as a second spinner alongside Moeen Ali if there was a spinning pitch. In October 2015, Rashid was selected in the England touring party to play Pakistan in the UAE making his debut in the 1st test at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.
Following the Test series, Rashid played in the ODI series. He only took one wicket in the first three games, finishing with figures of 0-60 in the first game, which England lost. After taking 1-32 in the second match, he again finished wicketless in the third match of the series. He was expensive in the final match of the series, although he did pick up three wickets and England won the match and the series 3-1. He played in all three of the T20 matches. After not bowling or batting in the first game, he took figures of 2-18 in the second game as England secured a three run victory. He took 1-29 in the final game which went to a Super Over, with England winning the matches after the scores finished level.
Rashid was not selected for the Test series against South Africa, although he did keep his place in the ODI side. After failing to take a wicket in the first game, he finished with figures of 1-43 in the second game which England won by five wickets. After taking 1-45 in the third game, he had his bets return of the series in the fourth match. After making 39 with the bat, he took figures of 2-38, although South Africa secured a one wicket victory. This section of a biography of a living person does not include any references or sources. Rashid took figures of 1-20 in the opening game against the West Indies, although it wasn’t enough to prevent a defeat. In the second game he picked up figures of 1-35 against South Africa, before taking his best figures of the tournament, 2-18 against Afghanistan.