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Warne offers to help Eng spinner Rashid

Legendary spinner Shane Warne has offered to work with England and help leg-spinner Adil Rashid build an international career. England has employed former Sri Lanka great Mahela Jayawardene to prepare their batsmen for the conditions they will face in the upcoming series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi.

Andrew Strauss, the England director of cricket, and coaches Paul Farbrace and Trevor Bayliss are keen to use specialist coaches, with Paul Collingwood set to join the squad for some of their One-Day International commitments this winter.

Warne has worked with bowlers around the world and spoke to Rashid, at the urging of Michael Vaughan, when Rashid first broke into the Yorkshire side. A leg-spinner has not taken a five-wicket haul in Test cricket for England since the 1950s. Rashid is the next to try his luck with a Test debut in Abu Dhabi next week.
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