Adil Rashid signs one-year deal with Yorkshire, for all formats
Adil Rashid took 10 wickets in five Tests against India at home. @Getty

Adil Rashid has inked a one-year, all-format contract with Yorkshire two months after he returned to England’s Test squad despite turning his back on red-ball cricket in February in order to focus on the 50 and 20-over formats.

The deal comes less than three days after Rashid was named in England’s Test squad to play Sri Lanka in November, and has been signed keeping in mind national selector Ed Smith’s brief to the legspinner that he would need a red-ball contract in order to be considered for England’s home Tests in 2019, which include the Ashes.

“It was a big surprise that he wanted to play white-ball only and asked us for a white-ball only contract,” Yorkshire’s Director of Cricket Martyn Moxon said in a statement. “That changed very quickly and unexpectedly, so that created a bit of confusion and instability for a little while. But I think we’ve been clear from the outset that we wanted to keep Adil at the club. When it became known he had to have a red-ball contract, we were more than happy to put that in place.”

Rashid, 30, took 10 wickets in five Tests against India at home.

“There’s been a lot of talk and speculation but Adil is a very valuable cricketer for us,” Moxon said. “Now he’s in the test team, how much he’ll be available for us next season is unclear. But when he is available, we’d be delighted to have him and for him to be part of what would hopefully be a successful summer.”