Yorkshire spin bowler Adil Rashid is unhappy at the club and may move on.
Former England spinner Adil Rashid is growing increasingly more unhappy at Yorkshire and with captain Andrew Gale and is considering his future at the club.
Rashid took over 100 first-class wickets in 2007 and 2008, which saw him called up to the national squad for 10 one-day and Twenty20 internationals.
Yet the 25-year-old is becoming more and more frustrated at his county club where he is being given less playing opportunities than he would like.
The spin bowler claimed just 16 wickets at an average of 41.00 during Yorkshire’s County Championship Division Two promotion success last season.
Rashid believes that current skipper Gale and the coaching staff at the club are bringing his morale and form down.
“It’s hard to come on and hit your length and line with every delivery if you’re hardly bowling and the coaches and the people around you don’t give you the backing,” the Yorkshire man told the Independent.
“Obviously there’s some blame on me, but there’s some on the people around me, on the captain and the coaches.”
Whilst Rashid enjoyed a prolonged spell in the England short-over setup throughout 2009, his lack of form at county level saw him not even included in the Lions squad last winter.
The spinner’s problems convinced him to stay at home after the County Championship ended in 2012 and practice in England, rather than trying to earn money abroad.
With the Yorkshire bowler still in his mid-20s there is every reason to suggest he can discover his form again, after bursting onto the domestic scene in 2006 – taking 6-67 against Warwickshire as an 18-year-old.
Rashid’s club take on Sussex at Headingley on Wednesday in their first match since returning to Division One of the County Championship. Whether the spinner will play or not is another question.