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Adil Rashid. Photo Credit: Getty Images.

Last Update on: March 10th, 2020 at 06:09 pm

An ailing shoulder has kept Adil Rashid out of the England Test squad and first-class cricket since January last year. Although, the spinner is optimistic about about overcoming the problem, to return to play red-ball cricket.

Rashid, who wants to play for Yorkshire, had signed a one-year deal with the White Rose last month. He wants to manage his workload before the T20 World Cup in Australia this year.

If shoulder is better it could be soon: Adil Rashid

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Adil Rashid (Credits: Getty)

Adil Rashid has earned 19 Test caps for England and wants to add more to his name. Though he is unsure when. He believes he has still got everything that is required to feature in red-ball cricket.

“I can’t decide a time,” Rashid told BBC Radio Leeds. “If the shoulder is better, it could be soon. If the shoulder’s not great then I’ve still got to hold fire.

“I’ve still got that in me to play red-ball cricket and see where it takes me. So that’s something in the future hopefully.

‘Pretty tough thinking about red-ball cricket’

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Adil Rashid has been named in England’s 13-man squad for the first Test against India. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

The shoulder comes as a major setback for Adil Rashid. His future in red-ball cricket total depends upon how it holds up in near future. Moreover, Rashid is 32, and has not got many years left with him.

“If the shoulder’s holding well then there’s always that potential of getting back into red-ball cricket for Yorkshire and then performing and getting a call back from England.

“But at this moment in time, it’s pretty tough thinking about red-ball cricket, or playing it, because of the shoulder,” Adil Rashid said.