Former England fast bowler Sajid Mahmood believes Adil Rashid is critical to England’s hopes at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019.
Leg-spinner Rashid, a peripheral determine in England’s Test crew, has taken 125 ODI wickets since the 2015 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand – the most of any bowler inside the global.
This sizeable number of scalps, in conjunction with an impressive capability to take wickets at key instances within the middle overs, has helped drive England to an unbeaten run of ten consecutive bilateral ODI collection with out defeat.
Mahmood, who was speakme at the first Super Saturday of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, pushed by means of Nissan, in Manchester, believes the Yorkshire guy holds the key to domestic hopes.
“I think the crucial guy who, if he does well we’ve got a very good hazard, is going to be Adil Rashid,” stated Mahmood, who was on hand to welcome enthusiasts because the trophy took centre level in Manchester’s Exchange Square.
“He’s a big wicket-taker who breaks up correct partnerships but, saying that, you’ve also were given [Liam] Plunkett who does a comparable type of component, taking wickets within the middle period and then you definately’ve were given [Mark] Wood and [Chris] Woakes who take wickets up the front.”.
There has been a surge in reward for Rashid from all corners lately including England captain Eoin Morgan, at the side of a host of former players, but Mahmood was also adamant the group has an assault suitable to all conditions and with all bases covered.
“I suppose England have were given a robust all-round team,” he introduced.
“The batting speaks for itself, it has accomplished for the beyond two to a few years but bowling-smart, they’ve had a couple of injuries with Woakes being injured some instances but Adil and Mo [Moeen Ali] were quite consistent the final or 3 years.
“There’s a variety of speak approximately [Jofra] Archer coming in, but I’m no longer sure he’ll play a great deal seeing as he’s not had a good deal experience and it’s the sort of large event.
“England have got people like Plunkett to nevertheless are available in and Mark Wood did properly away in the winter.