ENG vs NZ 2nd ODI: Why is Adil Rashid not playing England vs New Zealand second ODI match?

Updated on: Sep 10, 2023 6:30 pm IST

ENG vs NZ 2nd ODI Why is Adil Rashid not playing

In a notable development leading up to the second One Day International (ODI) match between England and New Zealand, cricket fans were informed that Adil Rashid, the proficient leg-spinner, would not be taking the field.

ENG vs NZ 2nd ODI: Why is Adil Rashid not playing?

The reason behind his absence was described as “mild calf tightness,” and it was confirmed by an ECB (England and Wales Cricket Board) spokesman. The decision to rest Adil Rashid for the second ODI was driven by a sense of caution.

In Rashid’s case, the ECB chose to exercise caution and give him the necessary time to recover from the “mild calf tightness.” This approach reflects a responsible and proactive stance by the cricket board to ensure that their players are in the best possible physical condition.

England XI for ENG vs NZ 2nd ODI

Harry Brook, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (c & wk), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Gus Atkinson, Reece Topley

Bench: Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Mark Wood, Brydon Carse

New Zealand XI for ENG vs NZ 2nd ODI

Finn Allen, Devon Conway, Will Young, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham (c & wk), Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry, Tim Southee, Trent Boult Bench: Henry Nicholls, Kyle Jamieson, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Lister

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