Yorkshire voice Rashid concerns
Thursday 07-January-2010 09:13
Rashid - not getting much playing time.
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Yorkshire director of professional cricket Martyn Moxon has asked national selector Geoff Miller to outline England's plans for Adil Rashid amid concern the young spinner is not getting enough playing time.
Rashid has been earmarked as one of England's brightest prospects but he has failed to hold down a regular place at either Test or one-day level.
And Moxon fears the 21-year-old's development could be hampered if the trend continues.
He told the Yorkshire Post: "I'm a little bit concerned about what's happening at the moment because Adil is not really bowling the number of overs he needs to be bowling to develop.
"The number of overs he's bowled in competitive cricket since last winter is very few and I've asked Geoff Miller what plans England have for him and I'm waiting to hear back.
"Personally, I think if Adil's sat on his backside and bowling in the nets all winter that's not really the best thing for him. If he doesn't play a great deal between now and April it could take us half a season to get him right, and we can ill-afford for that to happen.
"I'm not unhappy with the way England have handled him and I'm certainly not going to criticise England. It's just I think this is a crucial phase of Adil's development and he's the type of bowler who needs regular cricket.
"Leg-spin is an extremely difficult art to master and his confidence is still fragile at such a young age."
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