The Yorkshire Post – YORKSHIRE have sent an SOS to England leg-spinner Adil Rashid asking him to rethink his decision to quit red-ball cricket.


  • Yorkshire dropped into the bottom two after their seven-wicket defeat to Surrey at Scarborough, and first-team coach Andrew Gale has asked if the player would reverse his decision to play only white-ball cricket this summer.
  • Rashid is unavailable as Yorkshire prepare to start their Vitality T20 Blast campaign against Durham at Emerald Headingley on Thursday due to his England commitments.
  • Rashid is then available for the bulk of Yorkshire’s T20 campaign, with the group stages finishing on August 17.
  • Neither Karl Carver nor Azeem Rafiq have been able to command a regular Championship place with Yorkshire relying on the part-time spin of batsmen such as Adam Lyth and Jack Leaning.
  • Gale is confident that the club can pull clear of danger despite Yorkshire’s Championship predicament.

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