England spinner Adil Rashid has all the tools in his armoury to wreak havoc for the host nation in this summer’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup, according to legendary spinner Phil Tufnell.

Yorkshire spinner Rashid has had a rollercoaster career for his country in all three formats of the game after making his international breakthrough with Twenty20 and ODI debuts in 2009.

But the 31-year-old has become a key component of the England set-up in recent years, going from strength to strength during their rise to the top of the ODI rankings.

And with a home Cricket World Cup to look forward to this summer, former England bowler and TV personality Tufnell believes Rashid is finally the complete package with the white ball.

“I think he’s got better for sure, I think he’s absolutely top class and he gives that ability in the middle overs to take wickets,” said the former slow left-arm orthodox bowler, who was speaking at the unveiling of a bespoke mural in Southampton as part of the latest leg of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan.

“I do think Rashid is going to be key for sure, he just gives that mystery spin during those middle overs which enable you to take wickets and he is a wicket-taking bowler.

“I think he is bowling wonderfully at the moment, he’s got the googlies, he’s got all the tools in the bag, that mystery spin, to cause batsmen problems.

“Over the last couple of years I think he has actually become a bit of a wiser bowler, a bit cannier, he doesn’t have that bad delivery, that one bad ball an over he used to have.

“He’s ironed that out of his game, so I just think he’s going from strength to strength, and I expect Rashid and Ali are pretty much pencilled in for the starting XI for the World Cup.”

Tufnell was speaking at the unveiling of a bespoke mural next to Bargate Monument in Southampton as part of the latest leg of the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour.

Each of the ten host cities will be installing a mural in an iconic location, showing what makes their respective city unique, to coincide with the arrival of the trophy.

Fans will be in with a chance of winning tickets to an ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 fixture at their local venue by sharing the murals on social media with a specific hashtag for each city.

And with Tufnell confident England can challenge for the trophy this summer, he expects Rashid will be one of many players to rise to the occasion for the tournament hosts.

“He is a wicket-taking one-day bowler and he is going to be playing a huge role, along with the likes of Bairstow, Jos Butler, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali,” said Tufnell.

“We’ve got so many options all around the field, bowling-wise and we bat really deep as well, all the way down to nine, ten and 11 and we have the pace of Mark Wood and all these kind of guys.

“It’s a great balanced side at the moment, that bats deep, with lots of bowling options. We’ve got experience, we’ve got youth, we’ve got everything at the moment.

“I think Rashid will be crucial to England’s World Cup hopes. Everyone plays a crucial role but I don’t think there’s any one player that’s going to decide it or not.

“We’ve just got such depth, we’ve got about seven wicketkeepers, about 20 all-rounders, we’ve got such depth there it’s not necessarily going to be down to one person.”

ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy Tour, driven by Nissan, commences 100-day tour of England and Wales and will be at over 100 locations and events before arriving back in London ready for the opening match on May 30