60 Facts About Adil Rashid


Adil Usman Rashid was born on 17 February 1988 and is an English cricketer who plays for England in One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket, and previously played for the Test team.


Adil Rashid was part of the England teams that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup and 2022 T20 World Cup.


Adil Rashid is England's highest wicket-taker among spin bowlers in both ODIs and T20Is, and England second-highest wicket-taker in T20Is overall behind Chris Jordan.


Adil Rashid was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and is of Pakistani background.


Adil Rashid made his county cricket debut against Warwickshire at North Marine Road, Scarborough, as a replacement for injured overseas batsman Darren Lehmann.


Adil Rashid was then included in the England Under-19s Test squad for their series against India Under-19s.


Adil Rashid played in the third Test at the Denis Compton Oval in Shenley, but made less of an impression, only taking three wickets and scoring 15 and 12 runs.

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Adil Rashid featured in a two-day "spin match" held by the England and Wales Cricket Board, a programme which would simulate different match-based scenarios to develop young spin bowlers.


Adil Rashid started the English summer at Lord's, playing for Marylebone Cricket Club against the 2006 champion county, Sussex.


Adil Rashid was considered to play for England's Under-19 side again in their series against Pakistan, but his Yorkshire coach Martyn Moxon showed displeasure at the idea of Adil Rashid being pulled away from county cricket.


The selectors decided that as Adil Rashid had progressed to the next level of cricket, having appeared for England Lions, and therefore he shouldn't be pulled out of county cricket to play for England Under-19s.


Adil Rashid took the most wickets of any Yorkshire player and scored the fourth-most runs.


Adil Rashid won several awards in 2007 for his strong form.


On 9 September Adil 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.


Adil Rashid played two games for the tournament and took six wickets.


Adil Rashid retained his place in the England Performance Programme squad.


Adil Rashid finished the season with 62 wickets, Yorkshire's leading wicket-taker for the second year in a row.


Adil Rashid was then included in England's squad for their following tour of the West Indies, where he was part of England's team for a tour match against a Saint Kitts and Nevis team.


Adil Rashid was left out of England's final squad for the Ashes and instead returned to playing county cricket with Yorkshire.


Adil Rashid made his One Day International debut for England on 27 August 2009 against Ireland.


Adil Rashid kept his place in the side for the 1st ODI against Australia, and he was the best of England's bowlers, only conceding 37 runs from his 10 overs.


Adil Rashid followed this up with a quickfire 31 not out from just 23 balls with the bat to almost get England across the line in a tight finish.


Adil Rashid impressed Australians Michael Clarke and James Hopes with his strong performance, but he was shockingly omitted from the English side for the next match.


Adil Rashid did return for two more matches during the series, but finished with only 2 wickets at an average of 74.


Adil Rashid completely supplanted Monty Panesar in the England side, being named as the back-up to Graeme Swann for both the Test and ODI squads in their tour of South Africa.

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Adil Rashid played in the second Twenty20 International between the sides, but was only used for one over in which he conceded 25 runs, after which South Africa's coach Mickey Arthur criticized the English side for not showing enough faith in Rashid's ability.


Adil Rashid was then dropped from South Africa's ODI squad altogether for the rest of the series, instead playing four-day matches with the England Performance Programme.


Meanwhile, offspinner James Tredwell remained on stand-by to potentially play, indicating that Adil Rashid had dropped down the pecking order.


Adil Rashid immediately showed that he still had the potential to return to the English national team, showing his batting skills with an impressive innings against Warwickshire in his first match of the season.


Adil Rashid's self-confidence returned throughout the season and he had several impressive performances with both ball and bat in the county championship, finishing the season with 732 runs at 45.75 and 57 wickets at 31.29, as well as taking 26 wickets in the 2010 Twenty20 Cup, the most of the Yorkshire bowlers and the fourth-most overall.


Adil Rashid played a useful role in the team alongside fellow spinner Nathan Lyon, and finished the season with 10 wickets, one behind the tournament's leaders Lyon and Pat Cummins, as South Australia won the tournament.


Yorkshire's president Geoffrey Boycott lamented that Adil Rashid had not appeared to progress at all since he started playing county cricket, and said that Adil Rashid needed to take responsibility for his poor performances.


Just hours before the start of the 2013 county season, Adil Rashid was quoted by the Independent as saying that if his 2013 season didn't go well he'd request to go on loan from Yorkshire to a different county, which forced Yorkshire to deny that there was any rift between Adil Rashid and the club.


Adil Rashid showed that his poor form was behind him as he started the season with his highest first-class score, a 180 against Somerset.


Adil Rashid followed this up with two more centuries, one against Warwickshire and a second against Somerset, taking his average for the county season up to that point above 200.


In March 2015, Adil Rashid was named in the England Test squad for the tour of the West Indies.


Adil Rashid had an immediate impact in the first match of the series, being involved in the highest 7th wicket partnership of ODI history with Jos Buttler, where they scored 177 runs.


Adil Rashid played all five matches of the series for England and finished with a total of 8 wickets.


Adil Rashid was included in England's 13-man squad for the first Test of the Ashes, but the selectors decided that they would only use Adil Rashid in the Test as a second spinner alongside Moeen Ali if there was a spinning pitch.


Adil Rashid remained in the Test squad for every match of the Ashes but did not play, and instead he continued playing county cricket for Yorkshire, scoring a century against Durham.


In October 2015, Adil Rashid was selected in the England touring party to play Pakistan in the UAE making his debut in the First Test at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium.


Adil Rashid played in all three of the T20 matches.


Adil Rashid was not selected for the Test series against South Africa, although he did keep his place in the ODI side.


Adil Rashid did not pick up a wicket in the first ODI, although he did bowl economically as the match ended in a tie.


Adil Rashid played in the only T20I between the two sides, and bowled economically, conceding just 25 runs from his four overs, as England won by eight wickets.

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Adil Rashid was rested for the final match, which England lost.


Adil Rashid did not feature in the rest of the series, although he retained his place for the T20Is.


Adil Rashid was named as part of the 'Team of the Tournament' at the 2017 Champions Trophy by the ICC, Cricinfo and Cricbuzz.


Adil Rashid played in all five ODIs against Australia, taking 12 wickets at an average of 21.50.


In early 2018 Adil Rashid informed Yorkshire of his desire to only play white-ball cricket during the upcoming season, and will not feature in the county championship for the side, preferring to focus on his limited-over career.


Adil Rashid was called up to the England squad to play Test cricket against India in the 2018 series, causing controversy after his decision not to play 4-day county cricket for Yorkshire.


In England's tour of West Indies in 2019, Adil Rashid was selected in all three squads.


On 21 June 2019, in the match against Sri Lanka, Adil Rashid played in his 150th international match for England.


On 29 May 2020, Adil Rashid was named in a 55-man group of players to begin training ahead of international fixtures starting in England following the COVID-19 pandemic.


On 9 July 2020, Adil Rashid was included in England's 24-man squad to start training behind closed doors for the ODI series against Ireland.


On 27 July 2020, Adil Rashid was named in England's squad for the ODI series.


In November 2020, in the second fixture against South Africa, Adil Rashid took his 50th wicket in T20I cricket.


In September 2021, Adil Rashid was named in England's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.


Adil Rashid uses four different deliveries: the leg break, the top spinner, the googly and the slider.


Adil Rashid became an Ambassador for the Overseas Plastic Surgery Appeal charity in November 2018.