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Australia in England 2019

Adil Rashid latest to join England's growing injury list

Adil Rashid is the latest addition to England's injured players list as he won't play any cricket in this season due to a nagging shoulder injury he sustained during the 2019 World Cup

The man who turned it around for England in the knockout stage of the World Cup, Rashid was to test his shoulder's endurance during his stint with Yorkshire and then consider playing in the Ashes series but unfortunately, that's not on the agenda anymore.

"The aim was to come back after the World Cup and play for Yorkshire," he told Yorkshireccc.com.

The dejected leggie remarked: "I enjoy playing for Yorkshire, but it just wasn't meant to be."

'People may have other views, but I just can't play'

Rashid doesn't play red-ball cricket due to his shoulder woes but he is upbeat to resume services for his county side.

"When I can play, I'll play. I just wasn't anywhere near fit enough to play. People may have other views, but I just can't play. Any other talk is nonsense," he added.

He took three prized scalps against Australia in the semifinal helping England cruise to the World Cup final. The latest scans have revealed an aggravation of his injury. 

He will now undergo an extensive rehabilitation programme and is optimistic to stage a roaring comeback against New Zealand later this year.

"My main aim is to get my shoulder fit, strong and powerful ahead of the winter. I'll be in the gym, keeping fit and rehabbing my shoulder. Hopefully, once I get through that period I can just continue playing cricket."