Adil Rashid to replace Michael Yardy in England’s 2011 World Cup squad – ICC World Cup 2011

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Adil Rashid to replace Michael Yardy in England’s 2011 World Cup squad – ICC World Cup 2011
Adil Rashid has been approved by the International Cricket Council’s (ICC) Event Technical Committee to come in as a replacement for Michael Yardy.
According to a statement by the ICC, “The confirmation was conveyed to the England and Wales Cricket Board on behalf of the committee on Thursday. Yardy was withdrawn from the England squad suffering from depression and has consequently returned to the United
Kingdom.” and will join the national side the same day Michael Yardy departs.
The leg spinner has represented his country in five One Day Internationals and had his debut for the Poms back in August 2009. He has taken three wickets at an average of 63.66 and scored 60 runs from his three innings.
Earlier, Michael Yardy withdrew his name from the national side just 48 hours before their crucial quarter-finals encounter with Sri Lanka at Colombo. The all-rounder was suffering from severe depression and could not stay any longer in the sub-continent.
The 30-year-old cricketer affirmed, “Leaving at this stage of a World Cup campaign was a very difficult decision to make but I felt that it was the only sensible option for me and I wanted to be honest about the reason behind that decision.” The man
wants the media to respect his decision and allow him privacy in the coming future.
England Cricket Boards managing director showed his full support to the left-hand bowler and also on behalf of the entire team. He acknowledged the cricketer and said that the bowler has been an important factor for Poms cricket team and his
absence will be felt in the squad. He however asserts that the board will make sure that the player returns home safe and sound and spend some quality time with his family.
Yardy is the fourth English player to be withdrawn from the tournament. Before him other players who have flown back home include Kevin Pietersen, who is out due to a hernia problem, Stuart Broad, out due to a side strain and, who was forced
out due to an hamstring injury.
The replacements for these players have been Eoin Morgan for Pietersen, Chris Tremlett for Broad, and Jade Dernbach for Shahzad.
Poms injury woes keep on piling up according to news that Tim Bresnan has had a scan on his calf. The bowler seemed to be experiencing pain in his calf, a problem that forced him out of ODI series against However, this is just a minor injury and
the player will most probably feature in the match against
Bresnan has been instrumental for the Poms in this World Cup. He has been the pick of the bowlers for the English team, whose frontline bowlers James Anderson and Graeme Swann have not delivered yet and will play a vital role in that match.



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