AFTER partying with his team-mates, friends, family and even making a trip to Downing Street to meet the Prime Minister, one of Bradford's Cricket World Cup heroes is coming home later today.

Adil Rashid will be heading to a homecoming event this evening to celebrate England's success in the Cricket World Cup in the most dramatic circumstances on Sunday at Lord's.

The Heaton-born leg spinner will be heading to his uncle's shop Miss Pennys in Duckworth Lane at 7pm to mark the historic victory, and as many people as possible are being urged to head along to Miss Pennys to join in the celebrations.

England beat New Zealand in a dramatic super over on Sunday to clinch the World Cup for the first time. Adil Rashid restricted New Zealand to just 39 runs off his eight overs of spin, and with the bat he was at the crease alongside man of the match Ben Stokes in a nerve-wracking final over that featured a huge six, a bizarre incident that resulted in four overthrows, and two run outs as England pushed for the victory.

Javed Bashir, Adil Rashid's uncle, has organised the homecoming event and said he was "very proud" of his humble nephew.

He said: "Going from growing up in Heaton to being on the world stage is a massive achievement for Adil.

"He is a local lad who played a pivotal role in England winning the World Cup, and I am sure the whole of Bradford is very proud of him.

"Hopefully youngsters want to follow in his footsteps and have been inspired by his hard work and dedication, and I am hoping we get a good turnout to welcome him home."