Sunday, May 13, 2007

From our Adil Rashid correspondent

This blog has long followed the career of Adil Rashid, the young Yorkshire leg-spinner.

Andrew Longmore profiled him in The Times last week. He quoted the Hampshire batsman Michael Brown:
“Traditionally this pitch hasn’t got a lot of bounce, but he gets more bounce than Warney. Yet his control was so good and he worked the pitch out pretty quickly, bowling a little slower. Usually with a leggie you can wait for the bad ball. Here it was a question of limiting your mode of dismissal and trying to rotate the strike. Warney is always on about that and how irritating it is for a bowler. I tried to work him into the covers or behind square on the leg side, but there were no balls to release the pressure. For a kid of 19... ”

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