Adil Rashid

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Adil Rashid
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Personal information
Full name Adil Rashid
Born (1988-02-17) 17 February 1988 (age 27)
Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
Nickname Dil
Height 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm leg break
Role All-rounder
Relations Amar Rashid (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 668) 13 October 2015 v Pakistan
Last Test 1 November 2015 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 210) 27 August 2009 v Ireland
Last ODI 20 November 2015 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–present Yorkshire (squad no. 4)
2007 Marylebone Cricket Club
2010–2012 South Australia
2015-present Adelaide Strikers
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 20 142 112
Runs scored 103 231 5,781 1,129
Batting average 20.60 25.66 35.25 20.52
100s/50s 0/1 0/1 10/32 0/2
Top score 61 69 180 71
Balls bowled 821 972 24,498 4,772
Wickets 8 22 418 130
Bowling average 69.50 44.18 34.76 32.55
5 wickets in innings 1 0 19 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 1 n/a
Best bowling 5/64 4/55 7/107 5/33
Catches/stumpings 0/– 8/– 68/– 36/–
Source: CricketArchive, 11 January 2016

Adil Usman Rashid (born 17 February 1988, Bradford, West Yorkshire) is an English cricketer 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. He made his Test debut on 13 October 2015 against Pakistan in the UAE.[1]

As a leg spinner, Rashid received coaching from Terry Jenner as part of an ECB programme to encourage wrist-spinners.[2]

Rashid is only the third Yorkshire-born Asian to play first-team cricket for Yorkshire,[3] and the first of Pakistani origin.[2] In 2006, ECB bowling coach David Parsons considered him the most talented young leg-spinner in the country.[4]


Rashid was born in Bradford and is of Pakistani background.[2] Like his England teammate Moeen Ali,[5] he belongs to the Mirpuri community, his family having migrated to England in 1967 from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir.[6]


Early promise[edit]

Rashid showed promise from a young age: Jenner spotted him as a 14-year-old,[4] and, in early July 2005, aged 17, he took 6–13 for Yorkshire's Academy (youth) team.[7] A few days later he hit 111 for Yorkshire Cricket Board Under-17s against their Cheshire equivalents in the Under-17s County Championship.[8]

In 2006, he played a number of games for Yorkshire Second XI, making four successive centuries.[4] This form, combined with a calf injury to Darren Lehmann, earned him the chance to make his first-class debut.

County career[edit]

Rashid made his debut against Warwickshire at North Marine Road, Scarborough, as a replacement for injured overseas batsman Darren Lehmann. He took 6–67 in the second innings.[9] Rashid was called up by England Under-19s for the first Test against India Under-19s at Canterbury; he made 13 and 23 and took one wicket.[10] In the second Test, at Taunton, he produced an excellent all-round display, scoring 114 and 48 and claiming 8–157 and 2–45.[11] He also played in the third Test at the Denis Compton Oval in Shenley, but made less of an impression.[12] From mid-August until the end of the season, he held down a regular spot in the Yorkshire side,[13] and at Headingley scored 63 against Nottinghamshire and shared in a fourth-wicket stand of 130 with Craig White to dig Yorkshire out of a hole at 42/3.[14]

That winter, he suffered from a stress fracture in his back.[2] However, he recovered well enough to be picked for the 2006–07 England A tour of Bangladesh, though his statistics in one first-class and one List A match were modest.[13] He started 2007 at Lord's, turning out for MCC against the 2006 champion county, Sussex.[15] Rashid's first County Championship game of the season, at The Oval against Surrey a few days later, saw him hit 86 in the first innings, putting on 190 with Jacques Rudolph for the sixth wicket.[16] This established a new partnership record for that wicket for Yorkshire against Surrey, surpassing a mark that had stood since 1902.[17] At the end of April, he took 5–88 against Durham at Headingley.[18]

In June 2007 Rashid won both the YCCSA Young Player of the Year Award for 2006[19] and the Neil Lloyd Young Cricketer of the Year Award for 2006[20] and in July 2007 Rashid was called up to the England Lions side for a 4-day match against a touring Indian side. This would be a test for the young spinner as he had to bowl against the likes of Sachin Tendulkar, VVS Laxman, Wasim Jaffer, Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly. Rashid spoke to Sky Sports about the chance to bowl at Tendulkar and said it had long been his dream to bowl out the 'little master'. He also stated "I'm not daunted. It will be quite a good challenge for me, bowling against the likes of Tendulkar".[21] On 16 August he scored his maiden first class century, 108 against Worcestershire at Kidderminster.

On 9 September Rashid was named 2007 Cricket Writers' Club Young Cricketer of the Year, while on 24 September he was awarded the title of PCA Young Player of the Year.[22]

In the 2008 county season, Rashid took a career best 7–107 against Hampshire at the Rose Bowl. At the beginning of the summer, there was concern that Rashid's bowling was losing some of its variety as it seemed his batting was taking precedence, however his batting declined towards the end of the season and Rashid finished as Yorkshire's leading wicket-taker. He also finished as the country's leading spinner in terms of wickets taken.[23] Rashid scored a career best 111 in the vital final game of the season against Sussex.

In 2009 he scored his highest ever first-class score 117* and he later on helped Yorkshire to bowl Hampshire out with figures of 5–41. He then went on to better that against Lancashire scoring an unbeaten 157 and taking 5/97 in the first innings.

The feat of scoring a century and taking a five-for in a match was the third of his career; the last player to have achieved the feat twice in a season for Yorkshire was George Hirst back in 1911.[24]

At the urging of coach Jason Gillespie, Rashid signed a deal to play for Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash in 2015-16 after being left out of the England squad for the tour of South Africa.[25]

International career[edit]

First Call-ups[edit]

In October 2007, Rashid was named in the "England Performance Programme squad", "to train at home and in India" during winter 2007–08.[26] In April 2008, he retained his place in the squad,[27] and then once more for winter 2008–09.[28]

In December 2008, Rashid was called into the full England Test squad, for the Test matches to be played in India,[29] followed, in December 2008, by a place in the squad to tour the West Indies. National selector Geoff Miller, described Rashid's selection at the age of 20 in the following terms: "Adil Rashid... is an exciting prospect for the future and his inclusion will enable us to continue to monitor his development closely as well as providing extra competition for places in the spin-bowling department.".[30] Although he did not play any Tests on either tour, Rashid was part of the ODI and T20 squads to play the West Indies on the same tour.[31]

2009 World T20[edit]

Rashid was selected in England's squad for the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, and played in four of England's five games in the tournament. He took 1–36 in the first game against the Netherlands as England suffered a surprise defeat. He took figures of 0–24 against Pakistan as England recorded their first win of the tournament. He took 1–24 against South Africa, but England again lost, this time by seven wickets. His final match in the tournament came against the West Indies, where he took 1–11 as England lost by 5 wickets.

Rashid was not picked at all for the Ashes Tests.

2009 Ireland, Australia and South Africa[edit]

in his first ODI against Ireland, Rashid took figure of 1-11 as England secured a narrow win. He kept his place for the first ODI against Australia, and although he did not take a wicket he scored 31 with the bat. He was left out of the next two matches, but returned for the fourth game of the series and took figures of 1-56 as England lost by 7 wickets. He played in the next match, taking 1-55 as England again lost.

Rashid played in the second ODI against South Africa, but failed to take a wicket and was expensive. He also played in the T20 game between the sides, finishing with figures of 0-25 as England suffered a heavy defeat.

Rashid was called up to the England squad for the 2011 World Cup to replace Michael Yardy. However, Rashid do not play at the tournament.

2015 New Zealand, Australia and Pakistan in UAE[edit]

In March 2015, Rashid was named in the England Test squad for the tour of the West Indies,[32] but did not feature.

He was also named in the ODI series against New Zealand. In the first match, he became only the second English spinner since Graeme Hick to score a half-century and take four wickets. He also involved for the highest 7th wicket partnership of ODI history with Jos Butler, where they scored 177 runs.[33] In the second match he did not take a wicket but scored 34 with the bat. In the third game he finished with figures of 0-72 and score a duck as England lost by 3 wickets. In the fourth match he took figures of 1-75 as England won to level the series. In the final match of the series he took figures of 2-45 and scored an unbeaten 12 to help England win the match and the series 3-2.

Rashid also played in the only T20 match between the sides and took figures of 1-33 as England won the match by 56 runs.

In October 2015, Rashid was selected in the England touring party to play Pakistan in the UAE making his debut in the 1st test at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium

Career best performances[edit]

as of 9 June 2015

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season Analysis Fixture Venue Season
ODI 69 England v New Zealand Edgbaston, Birmingham 2015 4–55 England v New Zealand Edgbaston, Birmingham 2015
T20I 9* England v West Indies The Oval 2009 1–11 England v South Africa Trent Bridge 2009
FC 180 Yorkshire v Somerset Headingley 2013 7–107 Yorkshire v Hampshire The Rose Bowl 2008
LA 43 Yorkshire v Netherlands Amstelveen 2011 4–38 Yorkshire v Northamptonshire Northampton 2012
T20 34 Yorkshire v Worcestershire Worcester 2010 4–20 Yorkshire v Leicestershire Headingley 2010

International record[edit]

Test five-wicket hauls[edit]

Adil Rashid's Test 5-wicket hauls
# Runs Match Against City/Country Venue Year Result
1 5/64 1  Pakistan United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi, UAE Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium 2015 Draw


  1. ^ "England tour of United Arab Emirates, 1st Test: England v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, Oct 13-17, 2015". ESPNcricinfo (ESPN Sports Media). 13 October 2015. Retrieved 13 October 2015. 
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