Originally Posted by Sir Virgs and Zamora
Because bowling at lower order batsmen attacking for bonus points after getting one wicket in you first 30 overs at edgbasten is comparable to other matches on other pitches. Sheesh.
4 wickets so far this season at 53. Deffo kicking the door down. Lol.
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.