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L Siva gave his feedback to Adil Rashid

By Rashmi Nanda -


The English leg-spinner Adil Rashid is one of the positives, which England team will take back from their Indian tour.

With 23 wickets in eight innings, Adil Rashid was in the third position on the leading wicket-takers list in the England-India series, just behind Indian off-spinner Ravi Ashwin and the left-arm orthodox Ravindra Jadeja, who had 28 and 26 wickets and are in the first and second place in the list respectively.

During the final Test between India and England at Chepauk, the 28-year-old English all-rounder Adil Rashid explored his development as a Test spinner with former India leg-spinner L Sivaramakrishnan.

Rashid and Siva were busy discussing few things about his deliveries stride, field placements and about his grip along with former Indian left-arm spinner Murali Kartik.

Sivaramakrishnan said that Rashid wants some feedback on his progression from him that’s why he has approached him for this. He told Times of India, "He has been basically a limited-overs cricketer. He just wanted some feedback on how he has progressed. He is an improved bowler, which is good for England. He is not getting his delivery hurrying through his delivery stride. He is developing as a leg-spinner in the longer format of the game."

Siva said that he told Rashid to bowl on exact field placements which would assist him to bowl longer spells. He added on this, "In Tests, it’s about bowling long spells.You having to be accurate, and plan a batsman out. If a fast bowler can have a man at deep point for cut, why not a spinner? He can also have a guy at the boundary and cut boundaries. His close-in fielders would be a slip, short extra cover (for leg-spinning deliveries) and a forward short-leg (for googly). If he can have a deep point and deep midwicket to cut boundaries on either side then he can bowl longer spells."