Adil Rashid has not bowled nearly enough in Twenty20 cricket to warrant his selection for the World Cup in England this summer.
I do not have the spinner down as a player for that format, and purely on that basis, I do not believe he should have been selected.
He is a fantastic player with an abundance of talent, but I believe Rashid has been brought into the squad simply to gain some experience and to spend some time around the other players in the setup.
I do not agree with that way of thinking. I'm a big believer that you should pick your best bowlers, and not overly complicate the selection process.
Personally, I would have gone with Michael Yardy or Chris Schofield, who would both have been tremendous additions to the squad.
As I have said before, Yardy is a very intelligent, thoughtful bowler who is very good with the bat in his hands too.
Schofield provides something different, and would have also been a strong addition to the squad with the variety he can offer.
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