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England leg-spinner Adil Rashid has made a late play for a spot in this year's Ashes series.

The Yorkshire spinner recorded figures of 4-55 in the first ODI against New Zealand at Edgbaston.

The 27-year-old has taken 392 first-class wickets in 134 matches and has taken 11 wickets at an average of 21.72 in two County Championship matches this season.

Rashid may be a viable options come the Ashes, with former captain Nasser Hussain not convinced with England’s current spin options.

“It’s astounding that England are expecting their spinner to learn his art in international cricket,” Hussain said in the Daily Mail.

“Moeen (Ali) could end up as an excellent spinner, as we saw against India, but he is a batsman who bowls spin.

“It’s a sad state of affairs that the cupboard looks bare of spinners good enough for England.”

The first Test starts on July 8 in cardiff.