Rashid has not played Test cricket for England since January 2019 due to a shoulder injury.
In early 2018, he had opted to focus on white-ball cricket but he made a comeback to the Test team in the following summer against India thanks to his brilliant performances in the ODI series that preceded the 5-match rubber against Virat Kohli’s men.
“At the moment I’m enjoying playing white-ball cricket,” he said as quoted by the BBC.
Post his comeback to the Test team in 2018, Adil Rashid went on to feature in nine consecutive Test matches, the last of which came against the West Indies at the Kensington Oval in January 2019. Last year, Adil Rashid went on to sign a one-year white-ball-only contract with his county Yorkshire, having not played a single First-Class game for them since 2017.
‘I need to know for myself if I can play Test cricket’ Adil Rashid
Rashid will be one of the vital cogs for England during the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in India. The T20 World Cup which will take place in the months of October and November will be followed by the all-important Ashes Down Under.
When asked about his potential comeback to the Test team for the Ashes, Adil Rashid said that he is not sure if he can bowl long spells in a day.
“I need to know for myself if I can play Test cricket, if I can bowl those long spells of 15, 25, 35 overs in a day if required,” he said. That’s something that needs to be weighed up.” said Adil Rashid.
“It’s a long way away, a lot can happen. You don’t know where people will be, their form or injuries. How my mindset works, I don’t think about that kind of stuff. I think we have to see what happens closer the time,” he added.
Speaking of his Test numbers, Adil Rashid has thus far played 19 Tests in which he has claimed 60 wickets at an average of 39.83 with two five-wicket-hauls.