England team face a new blow as the wrist-spinner Adil Rashid has been ruled out of action for at least two months from all formats of cricket. According to an ICC report, a chronic shoulder injury is to be blamed for the same.
The 31-year-old reportedly developed the injury during the ICC World Cup 2019. He went through a scan post which recently showed that Rashid would require a sustained period of rehabilitation to recover fully. So he will be missing the England domestic season as a result. But the senior member of the England cricket team is hopeful about his recovery and comeback.
In an announcement on the Yorkshire CC website on Friday, Rashid informed about this unfortunate news. He explained how he had managed to survive the mega even with the help of an injection. But he is glad that after playing 13-14 years of cricket this is the first time he developed a shoulder injury. His version sounded positive and focused. “I’ve had a shoulder problem for a little while and I got through the World Cup with an injection. Obviously, as time has gone on the injection has worn out and, after the World Cup, I started feeling a bit of a pinch in my shoulder. These things can happen and fortunately it hasn’t happened to me earlier. I’ve played 13-14 years of professional cricket and this is the first time I’ve suffered an injury to my shoulder.”
The aim and focus is to come back in time for England’s tour of New Zealand in November. The current World Champions are scheduled to play five-match T20I series and two Tests against New Zealand from November 1 to December 3. Then they will be travelling to South Africa for five Tests and three ODIs, beginning on December 26. “I’m very confident, after being ruled out for the rest of the season, that I can get myself fully fit before we go away in the winter. I’ve got two months now to get myself fully fit and it’s as simple as that,” Rashid added.