London: Adil Rashid said it would be “cute” to participate in the 2023 World Cup football, although by the time England defended the title, the swingers had turned 35.
For Rashid, persistent shoulder troubles have always been a problem. Rashid needs injections of painkillers, while helping England win the first men ’s World Cup title in the country last year.
Nevertheless, Rashid told reporters in a conference call on Saturday: “My aim is to play for England as long as possible.
“We don’t know how long that could be. Months, years, or whatever it is
“I have a vision in terms of maybe achieving that, the 2023 World Cup would be lovely.
“If I stay fit, if my shoulder gets stronger then I can hopefully play for a long time.”
The Yorkshireman was an ever-present during last year’s World Cup, although his 11 tournament wickets came at an expensive average of 47.81 apiece.
But even though he wasn’t fully fit, “top-drawer” England captain Eoin Morgan never lost faith in his leg-spinner.
“He knew the shoulder wasn’t great, but he kept backing me,” said Rashid.
“I went in there with a strong mindset and did a decent job. That shows when I am 100 percent everything else will hopefully work out better.”
However, Rashid repeatedly selected important goalballs, once again proving his quality. He won the three-time championship with a score of 52 points in February against Johannesburg against South Africa, including Tamba Temba Bavuma and Quinton de Kock.