Fox Sports Australia – The 30-year-old has not played five-day cricket since December 2016 when he played the last of his 10 Tests, preferring to compete only in 50-over and 20-over formats.
- In February he opted to sign a white-ball only contract with county side Yorkshire but after starring in England’s 2-1 one-day international series (six wickets at 24.83) win over India, the leg-spinner says he is open to a return to red-ball cricket.
- SIGN UP NOW >“Right now I’m focusing on white-ball cricket for Yorkshire,” Rashid wrote in his column for Sky Sports UK, “but if England do want me to be part of the squad for the Test series against India then I’ll consider it.
- Mum’s big gamble pays off for NT gunOn Thursday, England coach Trevor Bayliss said Rashid could earn a Test recall if he changes his mind over red-ball cricket, with the slow bowler likely to prove a key weapon on wickets baked dry by the country’s ongoing heatwave.
- Asked whether Rashid would be considered for Test selection if he was playing red-ball cricket, Bayliss said: “Possibly.
- Rashid took 38 wickets at an average of 42.78 across 10 Tests between 2015 and 2016, and has a bowling average of 35.07 in first-class cricket.