Daily Mail UK – Adil Rashid has heightened fears of an exodus from first-class cricket by several of England’s limited-overs internationals after deciding against featuring in the County Championship this season.

Summary

  • Adil Rashid has heightened fears of an exodus from first-class cricket by several of England’s limited-overs internationals after deciding against featuring in the County Championship this season.
  • “At this moment in time in my career, I just feel that white-ball cricket is where I am best, enjoying it most and where I feel I can develop and offer a lot more.
  • He is the first England international to officially forgo, at least temporarily, first-class cricket although limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan has not featured in a red-ball fixture since 2015 and Jos Buttler has played only a handful of matches in recent years.
  • Buttler recently gave an interview in which he suggested T20 cricket could kill all other forms, telling Sky Sports Cricket: “I feel cricket could become a one-format game in the future – whether that’s soon or in 15 to 20 years.
  • Yorkshire director of cricket Martyn Moxon made plain his disappointment with Rashid’s stance and hinted his future may lie away from the county if he continues to play white-ball cricket only.


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