Adil Rashid settles into role as key bowler for England’s World Cup

It has taken the best part of 12 years but Yorkshire’s leg-spinner has started to look the threat that many hoped he would be when he took six Warwickshire wickets on his first-class debut

At the Adelaide Oval on Thursday an 18?year?old leg?spinner with shock of red hair and a devilish wrong’un sent the Australian cricket fraternity into something of a lather.

South Australia’s Lloyd Pope became the youngest bowler in Sheffield Shield history to claim a seven-wicket haul, bamboozling Queensland’s batsmen in much the same way he did England’s rookies when taking out eight of them during the Under-19 World Cup in January.

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