Rashid nears full fitness
Many in England are looking to young Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid for inspiration during the next Ashes contest in 2009 - and the under-19 international is contemplating a playing return after suffering a stress fracture of the back.
He is close to full fitness and is hoping to bowl at the indoor school at Headingley Carneigie in a couple of weeks' time.
Rashid took 6-67 on his Yorkshire debut against Warwickshire at Scarborough and finished with 25 Liverpool Victoria County Championship wickets at 25 apiece as Yorkshire narrowly escaped relegation.
But it was during the run-in to the season that the spinner started to experience discomfort and a scan revealed that he was suffering from a stress fracture.
Rashid was ruled out of a trip to India for specialist coaching late this year, as well as the England Under-19 tour of Malaysia next January.