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Mohammad Abbas returns to Hampshire in 2022

Mohammad Abbas returns to Hampshire

Pakistan’s test bowler, Mohammad Abbas has been re-contracted by the Hampshire County Cricket Club for the 2022 County Championship. It will be his second stint with the club as he represented it in 2021.

Abbas plucked 41 wickets at 15.87 in 10 games including a trio of five-wicket hauls. He generally opened the bowler alongside Kyle Abbott. For the 2022 season, he is all set for the new-ball partnership with the South African cricketer.

According to Hampshire’s statement, Abbas will be their part for at least the first two months and will be the second foreign player after Abbott during the period.

Hampshire are expected to challenge for the title in 2022 after finishing fourth in Division One last year. They signed Nick Gubbins from Middlesex midway through last season and have also added Ben Brown, the Sussex keeper-batter, in recent weeks.

Mohammad Abbas excited to return to Hampshire

Abbas is delighted to re-join the club as he stated,

“I’m delighted to be joining Hampshire again. I really enjoyed the environment and playing with this squad at a fantastic ground like the Ageas Bowl. I know there’s a big desire at the club for silverware in the County Championship and hopefully, I can play my part and contribute with the ball.”

Since his international debut in 2017, he has been a regular part of Pakistan’s red-ball squad. Not only being a part, but Abbas has crucially been performing for the side at several junctures.

The pacer has 90 wickets at an average of 23.02 in 25 Tests he has played so far.

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