Originally Posted by CDogg16
Not kicking down the door, but he has certainly performed better with the ball than Ali, who has not been trusted with it. When Rashid was not taking wickets, he was still economical, while Ali was treated with contempt by Division Two batsmen. Whether you like it or not, Rashid will be playing against India and so playing him in the side now so he can continue his Test cricket development against lesser opposition would certainly be something to consider.
Not trusted to bowl or conditions not suited to him? How many spin overs were there in the match?
Why on earth would we pick a weaker team vs a side we lost to last time we played so we have someone ready to play a team we beat last time we played?