Adil Rashid: a Fletcher baby

Hello faithful. I’m back.

I hope Duncan Fletcher was sitting down today when he read of Adil Rashid’s exploits with bat and ball, in the second Test between England and India Under-19s.

Rashid smashed 114 yesterday and followed this with 8 for 157 today. All this after his 6 for 67 on debut for Yorkshire demolished Warwickshire a mere ten days ago.

Albeit fresh-faced, he epitomises what Fletcher seeks in his players. He is close to Fletcher’s summit of expectation, that most mouth-watering of prospects: a legspinning allrounder. Clearly it’s far, far too early to be talking of his future England prospects, but at the very least he is someone to keep an eye on.

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