Adil Usman Rashid
(born 17 February 1988, Bradford
, West Yorkshire
) is an English cricketer
of Pakistani origins, who plays for Yorkshire
. Previously a player with England Under-19s
, in December 2008, he was called into the full England Test
squad, for the Test matches to be played in India
. He was then selected for the full tour of the West Indies.
Rashid is an all rounder
, although as an English leg spin bowler
(a rarity in modern first class cricket
), it is his bowling that has attracted particular attention. He has already taken more than 100 first-class wickets and has received coaching
from Terry Jenner
as part of an ECB
programme to encourage wrist-spinners.
Rashid is only the third Yorkshire-born Asian to play first-team cricket for Yorkshire,and the first of Pakistani
origin. In 2006, ECB bowling coach David Parsons
considered him the most talented young leg-spinner in the country.
Rashid showed promise from a young age: Jenner spotted him as a 14-year-old, and, in early July 2005, aged 17, he took... Read More