Rashid revels England dream
Yorkshire leg-spinner hopeful of international honours
Last Updated: April 6, 2008 4:49pm
Rashid: Eyes on an England call-up
England hopeful Adil Rashid has admitted he would be "over the moon" to be called up to the national side.
The Yorkshire leg-spinner has made a big impact since making his county debut in 2006 - claiming 75 wickers in two seasons.
He has also showed his all-rounder skills with a maiden century, while he has impressed for the England Under-19s and Lions sides.
And although the 20-year-old would rather focus on doing well for Yorkshire, he is still hoping to play at Test level.
"I think I would be over the moon but I have still got a lot to do," Rashid told PA Sport.
"I think I've got to take it a game at a time and perform with the bat and the ball and then hopefully in the future I can look to aim higher.
"I have just got to look to perform for Yorkshire at county level but if I do get selected obviously it would be a dream come true.
"I like to ignore things like that [the hype about him] and just play cricket, not have that in the back of my mind.
"It doesn't really bother me, I don't watch TV or read the newspapers much.
"It's been a good winter, I've been to India twice with England A and it's been a good experience.
"From last year I think I have improved a bit with the bat and ball, so hopefully this season I can have a good season.
"I think my main thing is a bowling all-rounder, although I made my debut as a batsman and I've got to perform with the bat.
"It's going quite well, but I've still got a lot of things to work on, my action and my deliveries. There is still a long way to go but hopefully I'll get there."