Adil Rashid's inclusion in the Test team has led to a war of words between the bowler and retired cricketers; Rashid who chose the 50 and 20 formats over the puritanical 5-day format defended his actions by putting the onus on the administration.
However, his exploits in the ODI series, now re-labelled as 'white-ball cricket' and with virtually no faith in 20-year-olds, made the administration choose him. The argument from many corners who opposed his selection was that he had not played domestic test cricket to be potent in this format and therefore will not have had the skills to be penetrative.
Red ball, white ball, finger spinner, leg spinner or wrist spinners are just jargons and make up for a dull and a bland conversation; this is due to lack of creative content, skill, knowledge and training by commentators and other stakeholders.
The Indian team management on the other hand chose to err on the side of caution by not selecting Chahal in the test team and instead sent him to play domestic red ball cricket so that he can adjust accordingly. Modern day sport and life is another cliché used habitually by all and sundry without understanding that these terms are relative, cosmetic and shallow.
The debate about flat pitches and no help for the bowler rages on, with references to recent scores of 450+ by teams in 50 overs, which makes a few killjoys lament the good old days of good fast blowers and spinners and a game of balance which according to these very killjoys is a zombie. Perhaps these same killjoys have intentionally forgotten when a team made 950 runs in a test match and its opponent made 540 as a grueling example that these pitches as flat as a pancake did not just erupt today but is as old as the sport.
It is like asking which is better between a degree or a diploma in academic terms. If the person has the skill, knowledge and comprehension, degree or diploma becomes negligible.