Adil Rashid recalled to England Test squad despite rejecting red-ball game

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Adil Rashid has been recalled to the England Test squad to face India at Edgbaston on Wednesday despite his decision to turn his back on red-ball cricket in February.

The leg-spinner has been in impressive form for England’s limited-overs side but has not played a Test match since facing India in Chennai in December 2016. The 30-year-old’s recall will prove controversial given he walked away from first-class cricket with Yorkshire saying: “It was a decision made purely because of how I felt playing red-ball cricket at this time. My mind’s not there, my heart’s not there.”

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