Born in Copenhagen and a former member of the Danish national team, Khan's first full season for Kent was in 2002, when he claimed an impressive 63 wickets.
He was awarded British citizenship in December 2006 and earned a place at the Academy. However, a serious knee injury forced him home and reconstructive surgery kept him out of the entire 2007 season.
"I would be lying if I said I didn't doubt I would play again. Every day you have that doubt in your mind but you do your rehab and it started getting better, which gave me a lot of confidence," he said.
Rashid's best season in the Championship came last summer, when he took 62 wickets, and he is also a proficient batsman.
He has impressed for England at youth level, with a century and an eight-wicket haul in an under-19 Test against India.
In 2007, he struck his maiden Championship century.
Revised England squad for the two-Test tour of India:
KP Pietersen (capt, Hampshire), TR Ambrose (wkt, Warwickshire), JM Anderson (Lancashire), IR Bell (Warwickshire), SCJ Broad (Nottinghamshire), PD Collingwood (Durham), AN Cook (Essex), A Flintoff (Lancashire), SJ Harmison (Durham), MS Panesar (Northants), MJ Prior (wkt, Sussex), OA Shah (Middlesex), AJ Strauss (Middlesex), GP Swann (Nottinghamshire), A Khan (Kent).
AU Rashid (Yorkshire) travels with the squad as back-up
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