Liam Plunkett sees the Yorkshire race prematurely ended by a muscle break

Liam Plunkett is ready to leave for the rest of the season after taking a muscle tear

Liam Plunkett sees the Yorkshire race finished prematurely after being ruled out for the rest of the season

  • Liam Plunkett seems to have played his last game for Yorkshire now
  • Plunkett took a muscle tear in his hip that discards him for the season
  • The 33-year-old leaves Headingley at the end of next month to move to Surrey
  • He will be replaced by surrey field man from Surrey, Mathew Pillans.

Richard Gibson for Mailonline

Liam Plunkett seems to have played his last game for Yorkshire with a muscular break in his hip set to rule England's fast bowler for the rest of the season.

The 33-year-old leaves Headingley at the end of next month to move to Surrey on a three-year contract after Yorkshire opted not to offer him new terms.

As part of a policy to reduce both the average age of their squad and their salary, they are replacing Plunkett – England's most prolific bowler in one-day international matches last year – with the surrey field man from Surrey, Mathew Pillans.

Liam Plunkett is ready to leave for the rest of the season after taking a muscle tear

Liam Plunkett is ready to leave for the rest of the season after taking a muscle tear

Pillans, 27, plays county cricket in an agreement with Kolpak and will head in the opposite direction for the same duration of the contract.

He cited England's ambitions when he began a seven-year qualifying period by switching from the Durban Dolphins franchise in 2016, but has found limited opportunities: he could not take a first wicket in four appearances in his debut season for Surrey and did not Since then, he has presented his dozen scalps on loan in Leicestershire in 2017 for the club in the Championship.

While Plunkett's latest injury has reduced his playing days in the most decorated county in English cricket, the chances of Adil Rashid expanding his are increasing.

After having clear conversations with the head coach of Yorkshire, Andrew Gale, the Mail on Sunday It may reveal that the 30-year-old and his agent Will Quin have also been in dialogue with national coach Ed Smith about their future beyond the end of the season.

Plunkett will leave Yorkshire at the end of the season and will move to Surrey with a three-year contract

Plunkett will leave Yorkshire at the end of the season and will move to Surrey with a three-year contract

Plunkett will leave Yorkshire at the end of the season and will move to Surrey with a three-year contract

A little over fifteen days ago, when his memory of the Test provoked the ire of employers in his county, and a poignant response to "if they treat me like they did, they see no value in me and are disrespectful to me, I have to think about the future in terms of what county I play for, "from Rashid, it seemed that the future was elsewhere.

However, Smith is anxious for Rashid to play the County Championship cricket in 2019 after finishing his nearly two-year exile in Tests for the ongoing series against India.

The only offer on the table for Rashid in Headingley is currently a renewal of its limitation agreements for 2018 and Yorkshire will wait to see if the ECB has raised it to a central contract before formulating another.

Adil Rashid had clear conversations with the Yorkshire head coach, Andrew Gale, and seeks to deviate

Adil Rashid had clear conversations with the Yorkshire head coach, Andrew Gale, and seeks to deviate

Adil Rashid had clear conversations with the Yorkshire head coach, Andrew Gale, and seeks to deviate

If you stay at one of the white ball specialists in England, you will be asked to accept a county agreement that covers all forms of the game.

Yorkshire has also kept another player with more than a decade of service after Tim Bresnan disapproved the three-year contracts elsewhere to commit two more years to his home county.

Meanwhile, a space has been created for winter goal Ben Duckett on the team with the announcement that Alex Lees will move to Durham in a long-term agreement that is expected in the coming days.

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