Mohammad Abbas (cricketer)

Mohammad Abbas (born 10 March 1990) is a Pakistani international cricketer who plays for Pakistan national cricket team and for Khan Research Laboratories domestically.[1] In January 2018, he was signed by Leicestershire County Cricket Club to play in the 2018 County Championship in England.[2]

Mohammad Abbas
Personal information
Full nameMohammad Abbas
Born (1990-03-10) 10 March 1990 (age 30)
Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 226)21 April 2017 v West Indies
Last Test7 February 2020 v Bangladesh
ODI debut (cap 220)22 March 2019 v Australia
Last ODI31 March 2019 v Australia
Domestic team information
2009–2015Sialkot Stallions
2018–2019Multan Sultans
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 18 3 106 52
Runs scored 94 669 136
Batting average 7.23 6.96 8.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 29 40 15*
Balls bowled 3,814 162 21,011 2,520
Wickets 75 1 456 67
Bowling average 20.76 153.00 20.94 30.19
5 wickets in innings 4 0 34 0
10 wickets in match 1 0 10 0
Best bowling 5/33 1/44 8/46 4/31
Catches/stumpings 5/– 0/– 29/– 12/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 February 2020

In August 2018, he was one of thirty-three players to be awarded a central contract for the 2018–19 season by the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB).[3][4] The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Abbas as one of the five breakout stars in men's cricket in 2018.[5]

Early lifeEdit

He was born in a small village Jathekey near Sambrial. Before his first-class debut, he earned his livelihood through welding work in leather factory and working as a helper in a law firm in Sialkot.[6][7]

Domestic careerEdit

He took the most wickets in the 2015–16 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, with a total of 61 dismissals for the tournament.[8] In the following tournament he was also the leading wicket-taker, with 71 dismissals.[9]

He was the leading wicket-taker for Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited in the 2017–18 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, with 37 dismissals in seven matches.[10]

International careerEdit

In April 2017, he was added to Pakistan's Test squad for their series against the West Indies.[11] He made his Test debut for Pakistan against the West Indies on 21 April 2017 at Sabina Park. He took his maiden Test wicket with his second ball, dismissing Kraigg Brathwaite for nought and finished the match with three wickets.[12] Abbas took his maiden five-wicket haul, against West Indies, in his third Test match.[13]

Abbas took ten wickets in Pakistan's two-Test series against England in May and June 2018, and was named the player of the series.[14] In August 2018, he was named the PCB's Test Player of the Year.[15]

In October 2018, in the series against Australia, he took his 50th wicket in his tenth Test match. With that, he became the joint-quickest fast bowler, in terms of matches played, to take 50 wickets for Pakistan in Tests.[16] In the last test of that series, he took his first ten wicket haul in international cricket with five wickets in each innings. Abbas was the first pace bowler to achieve this in the United Arab Emirates.[17]

In March 2019, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Australia.[18][19] He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Australia on 22 March 2019.[20] In November 2019, he was selected again for the tour of Australia. He played in the second Test, but he did not take a wicket.[21]

In June 2020, he was named in a 29-man squad for Pakistan's tour to England during the COVID-19 pandemic.[22][23]


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  2. ^ "Mohammad Abbas and Sohail Khan: Leicestershire sign Pakistan duo". BBC Sport. 19 January 2018. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
  3. ^ "PCB Central Contracts 2018–19". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  4. ^ "New central contracts guarantee earnings boost for Pakistan players". ESPN Cricinfo. 6 August 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  5. ^ "2018 lookback – the breakout stars (men)". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 1 January 2019.
  6. ^ "Mohammad Abbas used to be a welder and he's not ashamed to say it". Samaa TV. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Mohammad Abbas receives hero's welcome on arrival in home city Sialkot". The News. Retrieved 21 October 2018.
  8. ^ "Records: Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, 2015/16, Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 January 2016.
  9. ^ "Records: Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, 2016/17, Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  10. ^ "Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, 2017/18: Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 April 2018.
  11. ^ "Shadab Khan breaks into Pakistan Test squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 April 2017.
  12. ^ "Pakistan tour of West Indies, 1st Test: West Indies v Pakistan at Kingston, Apr 21–25, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 April 2017.
  13. ^ "Brilliant Yasir leads Pakistan towards history". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 May 2017.
  14. ^ "England v Pakistan: Jos Buttler & Dom Bess star as England level series". BBC Sport. 3 June 2018. Retrieved 3 June 2018.
  15. ^ "Fakhar Zaman steals PCB awards ceremony". 9 August 2018. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  16. ^ "Pakistan vs Australia, 2018: 2nd Test, Day 1 – Statistical Highlights". CricTracker. 16 October 2018. Retrieved 16 October 2018.
  17. ^ "Finally a pace 10-fer in the UAE - Cricbuzz". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 20 October 2018.[permanent dead link]
  18. ^ "Shoaib Mailk to lead ODI squad in UAE, Sarfaraz Ahmed among six players rested". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  19. ^ "Pakistan squad for Australia ODIs announced". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 8 March 2019.
  20. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Australia tour of United Arab Emirates at Sharjah, Mar 22 2019". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 March 2019.
  21. ^ "2019 australia test". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 4 July 2020.
  22. ^ "Haider Ali the new face as Pakistan name 29-man touring party for England". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 June 2020.
  23. ^ "Haider Ali named in 29-player squad for England tour". Pakistan Cricket Board. Retrieved 12 June 2020.

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