Former England player Adil Rashid said on Saturday that he was not disappointed to miss an IPL contract as he did not expect to be picked in the top spot due to the large number of tweakers in the league.
Despite its decent performance internationally in recent years, Rashid has never caught the attention of IPL franchises, as it did in the last auction.
“I wouldn’t say disappointing, obviously there are a lot of spinners there, India also has their own local spinners so I wasn’t really expecting me to be chosen,” Rashid said the day before. of the second T20 International. against India here.
The 33-year-old added: “It would be nice to get these offers, but like I said, with these tournaments you put your name forward and hope a team chooses you … that’s how it works with IPL or any other competitions. ”England’s decision to open the bowling alley with Rashid did wonders for them in the first T20I as he not only started with two points, but came back to fire Indian captain Virat Kohli for a duck, which pushed the host over the back foot.
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England won the match by eight wickets.
“Bowling with the new ball is new to me now (it did ten years ago for Yorkshire and Australia), something I’ve been working on for a few days.
“I hope I can continue with this no matter what, whether it’s the first six (overs), middle or back, I’m always looking to develop myself and work hard.
“It’s something that I did in the net, play batters with the new ball, in case I need to, I’m really focused on every part of the game.
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Rashid has focused on limited cricket since recovering from a shoulder injury. According to him, he is not yet ready for the rigors of Test cricket where one is forced to play long spells.
“The cricket test or Ashes didn’t really cross my mind. There’s a World Cup and there’s a lot of cricket before that, let’s see how it goes. I’m focusing on white ball cricket. for the time being.” Alongside host India, England will start this year’s T20 World Cup as one of the favorites.
“We fully believe in ourselves, we have to stick to our strengths, keep developing and keep working on our game, and we have to have a chance.” England lead the T20 five-game series against India 1-0 and the second game is due here on Sunday.