Adil Rashid has signed a white-ball contract with Yorkshire for the 2020 season, it was announced by Yorkshire CCC. However, the leg-spinner has said he wants to play Test cricket for England in the future.
Rashid has struggled with his shoulder injury and wants to keep a check on his workload as the T20 World Cup will be played in Australia this year.
"I have decided to concentrate on white-ball cricket this summer in the lead-up to the T20 World Cup. This is due to an ongoing shoulder injury, so it is important for me to manage my workload to give me the best chance of remaining fit,” he said in a statement.
Rashid had ruled himself out of England’s Test tour of Sri Lanka, saying that he had to ‘earn the right’ by performing in the first-class cricket.
"Although I won't be playing red-ball cricket this summer, I still have ambitions of playing Test cricket in the future."
“We fully understand Adil’s position and are happy that he will be available for Yorkshire in the Vitality Blast this coming season,” said Yorkshire Director of Cricket, Martyn Moxon.
“Adil is a world class performer and will obviously add great value to our T20 team.”