A cricketer of Pakistan origin, Adil Rashid is the first-choice spinner at England’s disposal in limited-overs cricket. At the age of 31, he has enough experience at the international arena after making his England debut in 2009. With more than 130 wickets in 92 ODIs, Adil provides ideal balance in a team blessed with pace bowlers of all kinds. However, he has not yet been able to take wickets regularly in this World Cup
WITHOUT any shadow of doubt, one player in the Afghanistan who can be classified as world class is leg-spinner Rashid Khan. The 20-year-old from Nangarhar is currently ranked top among the T20 bowlers worldwide while he is third in the ODI rankings. While Rashid in great demand in various franchise-based T20 leagues, Afghanistan expect their spin wizard to inspire them on the biggest stage.
Published in Dawn, June 18th, 2019