Mohammad Abbas joins Hampshire as overseas player for second stint

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Hampshire: Pakistan bowler Mohammad Abbas has re-signed with contract Hampshire as their overseas player for the start of the 2022 County Championship, the club said on Friday.

Abbas, who will join up with Hampshire for at least the first two months of the season, will be the Club’s second overseas player alongside fellow fast bowler Kyle Abbott, with whom he teamed up so successfully in 2021. “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,” Abbas said in a statement.

“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,” he added.

Abbas burst onto the international scene four years ago, claiming his maiden Test wicket two deliveries into his debut against West Indies, before going on to record his first five-wicket haul in just his third Test appearance.

“Mo showed everybody last year that he is a bowler of the highest quality. He’s an extremely popular member of the squad, so we are thrilled he’s agreed to come back and he joins Kyle Abbott as our second overseas signing,” said Hampshire Director of Cricket Giles White. (ANI)

first published:Jan. 28, 2022, 6:58 p.m.

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