ENG vs IND 2018: Adil Rashid's Test recall displeases Yorkshire chief

ENG vs IND 2018: Adil Rashid's Test recall displeases Yorkshire chief

Rashid has found in a place in the England squad for the first three Test matches against India.

Adil Rashid and Trevor Bayliss. (Getty)

Adil Rashid's Test recall is currently the hot topic of discussion in the circles of England cricket. After receiving criticism from former England skipper Michael Vaughan, now Yorkshire chief  Mark Arthur questioned the selection of the leg-spinner. 

"We're very surprised that England have called Adil up after not playing red-ball cricket this season," Arthur was quoted as saying by the official website of Yorkshire.

"Neither has he expressed a desire to do so. I hope that England know what they're doing to Adil, and the county game," Arthur further stated.

The 30-year-old has since shone in England's one-day side, taking 18 wickets at an average of 22.61 in series victories over Australia and India to earn a recall for the first Test against Virat Kohli's team at Edgbaston on Wednesday. 

However, Arthur appears concerned about the message picking Rashid sends out on the value of the County Championship.

He said: "We're very surprised that England have called Adil up after not playing red-ball cricket this season. Neither has he expressed a desire to do so."

"I hope that England know what they're doing to Adil, and the county game."

Adil Rashid found a place in the squad for the first time since he played a Test against India at Chennai in 2016. 

(Inputs from Omnisport News)


By Anshuman Roy - 27 Jul, 2018

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