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. In January 2018, he was signed by Leicestershire County Cricket Club to play in the 2018 County Championship in England.
|Full name||Mohammad Abbas|
|Born||10 March 1990|
Sialkot, Punjab, Pakistan
|Test debut (cap 226)||21 April 2017 v West Indies|
|Last Test||7 February 2020 v Bangladesh|
|ODI debut (cap 220)||22 March 2019 v Australia|
|Last ODI||31 March 2019 v Australia|
|Domestic team information|
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). The International Cricket Council (ICC) named Abbas as one of the five breakout stars in men's cricket in 2018.
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.
He took the most wickets in the 2015–16 Quaid-e-Azam Trophy, with a total of 61 dismissals for the tournament. In the following tournament he was also the leading wicket-taker, with 71 dismissals.
In April 2017, he was added to Pakistan's Test squad for their series against the West Indies. 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. Abbas took his maiden five-wicket haul, against West Indies, in his third Test match.
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. In August 2018, he was named the PCB's Test Player of the Year.
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. 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.
In March 2019, he was named in Pakistan's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against Australia. He made his ODI debut for Pakistan against Australia on 22 March 2019. 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.
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