I thought it was now well-known that indirect pressure was put on Rashid to pull out of the Middlesex fixture or face exclusion from the touring party. He seems to have been sidelined by England anyway, though not for any very clear reason (a Guardian reporter recently referred to him as being unaccountably ostracized or words to that effect).Anybody else getting sick of him now? Seems atm his head is not in the CC game. Is he even bothered about playing for Yorkshire or just biding his time until the one day internationals/big bash returns? Let's not forget him pulling out of playing at the end of last season which Gale was clearly unhappy with and was never cleared up. Rafiq and Carver want to play for us, but are they good enough?
I think most people who've played cricket know that it depends a lot on confidence. All Yorkshire's players who've been involved with the international set-up over the last few years have taken blows to their confidence from time to time, with the possible exception of Joe Root. A prime case is Gary Ballance last year. I don't remember anyone talking about "getting sick of him", which seems a particularly ugly phrase and suggests more animus than could be prompted by simply the way someone plays cricket.