WORLD Cup winner Adil Rashid has agreed a one-year contract extension to play white-ball cricket for Yorkshire in 2021.

The leg-spinning all-rounder has spent much of the shortened 2020 season playing for England and was therefore unable to pull on a Yorkshire shirt. However, the 32-year-old is hopeful of adding to his impressive appearance statistics in 2021.

Rashid said: “It’s always nice to sign a contract extension.

"I’ve been at Yorkshire for such a long time; coming through the set up and playing from such a young age, so I’m thankful to Yorkshire for giving me the opportunity. For them to keep giving me contract extensions is a nice thing for myself and does mean a lot.”

The leg-spinner, who is currently ranked number seven in the ICC World IT20 rankings for bowlers, has spent much of the summer in bio-secure environments with England.

“It’s been a bit of a challenge, something completely different to what we’re normally used to, but it was something that we had to deal with,” Rashid commented.