Adil Rashid, Sam Curran, Jos Buttler earn ECB Test contracts

The rebirth of Adil Rashid as a red-ball cricketer has been sealed by the ECB, having been named on the England list of test players hired centrally for the 2018-19 season.

Rashid, who was once again attracted to The triumph of the test by England's new coach, Ed Smith, played an important, albeit partial, role in the 4-1 victory over India this summer, claiming 10 wickets at 30.90 , including a series of key breakthroughs in Edgbaston and The Oval in particular. He will travel to Sri Lanka on Sunday as the specialist spinner of his country's first choice in both tests and in limited cricket.

He is one of the three new names in the list of ten men of the BCE, with Sam Curran of Surrey gaining recognition for his performance as Player of the Series against India, and Jos Buttler -like Rashid, a surprise selection as specialist in white balls – rewarded for his strong contributions since he made a reappearance of the Test against Pakistan in May.

The inclusion of Rashid follows the news of last week that he and Yorkshire have patched up the differences that led to his signature of a white-ball contract earlier this year. Their new one-year county contract covers all forms of cricket, and complies with the ECB's stipulation that, starting next season, players would not be considered for the test selection unless they played cricket first. class.

It's not that Yorkshire must now honor the monetary side of that deal, however. Test specialists and those who play in all forms of the game will have their salaries paid in full by the ECB, while those with white-ball contracts will receive an additional supplement to the salary of their county.

With Alastair Cook leaving the exam On the list of his international retirement last month, there are no other omissions of the eight names that were hired centrally for the 2017-18 season. That number includes Ben Stokes, who faces a hearing from the Cricket Disciplinary Committee (CDC) in December after his arrest in Bristol in September 2017.

The list of white balls has not changed since last year, a reflection of the stability of the ODI team from England entering the World Cup next season at home.

Jake Ball is the only player who escaped from what is now a list of 13 men (Alex Hales, as Stokes, is included independently of his CDC audience) while Tom Curran, from Surrey – who impressed on the tours for Australia and New Zealand, but he missed the ODIs this summer with a lateral effort – he is the only receiver of an incremental contract.

Under the current structure, players in both formats will receive a & # 39; ranking based on their performances on the pitch, as well as a number of other factors, including contribution outside the field, field and aptitude. These classifications will be correlated with the level of remuneration.


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