England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has claimed that the shoulder problem he sustained before the World Cup is getting better with time.
Doubts were raised as to whether the Yorkshireman would be fit to take his place in the Three Lions squad for the on-going showpiece and left-arm spinner Liam Dawson was included as an insurance policy.
However, Rashid has not been hampered by the issue in England’s first three games and took 1-64 from 10 overs as the hosts beat Bangladesh on Saturday.
His inclusion in the side is vital for Eoin Morgan as it gives the skipper control during key times of an innings while the leggie seems to have the knack of picking up crucial wickets for his captain.
Everything seems to be progressing well regarding the shoulder, as the 31-year-old revealed after the match.
“I’m always fit to play,” he enthused.
“I have had a bit of shoulder problem before the past couple of weeks, but now it’s getting stronger, getting there, and hopefully it remains strong for the rest of the tournament.”
England are next in action against West Indies on Friday and it seems as though Rashid will play a full part in proceedings.
We suspect both England and Australia got what they really came for this summer.
Calls for a super over to decide the Ashes have sadly been ignored.
A truly remarkable summer for English cricket concluded at the Oval.
Water fell from the sky in large quantities.
Steve Smith couldn’t get a hundred today. The Badger could.
England get Steve Smith out for just 80. Great success.
England are utterly infuriating, they really are.
Joe Root > Don Bradman. That’s just maths.
England secured a 2-2 series draw with victory at the Oval.