Rashid longs for more Test opportunities


Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan longs for alternatives to play Take a look at matches towards high groups, the 23-year-old advised Reuters on Friday.

Rashid has performed 5 of Afghanistan’s six Exams for the reason that nation was granted Full Membership of the governing Worldwide Cricket Council (ICC) in 2017.

They had been scheduled to play a one-off Take a look at in Hobart in November however Cricket Australia postponed the match citing uncertainty over the way forward for girls’s cricket beneath Afghanistan’s Taliban rule.

Rashid lamented lacking out on a chance to check his craft towards the likes of Steven Smith and Marnus Labuschagne.

“As a participant, it disappoints you since you all the time look forward to alternatives to play huge groups,” the legspinner, at the moment enjoying for Gujarat Titans within the IPL, mentioned.

“It is about enhancing your cricket and studying new issues.

“All of us had been wanting ahead to it however typically issues don’t go your manner. I hope we get the chance to play them quickly.”

A sought-after title in Twenty20 leagues internationally, Rashid is aware of enjoying Take a look at cricket was crucial to develop as a bowler.

“You need to bowl lengthy spells to study extra about your bowling. I do hope we get the chance within the subsequent few years to play extra Take a look at matches.”

Rashid has set alight franchise cricket in India, Australia, England, the West Indies and Pakistan along with his feisty legspin and believes the expertise would stand him in good stead even in Exams.

“Wickets and circumstances fluctuate from nation to nation. You need to suppose in another way and that provides one thing additional to your sport,” he defined.

“That have makes you mentally very sturdy. It has helped me rather a lot.”

Other than being an agile fielder, he’s additionally an aggressive lower-order batter which makes him an asset in franchise cricket.

“I feel I could be a a lot better batsman than what I’m now,” Rashid mentioned.

“I needs to be somebody taking extra duty in that division as properly. I hold engaged on my batting.

“Within the final couple of years, there’s extra expectation from me in that division that I can ship essential 20-25 runs with the bat.

“I do know I’ve the ability and expertise to ship that, it is nearly bringing that confidence in you which you could ship.”

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