Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas joins Nottinghamshire for 2020 County Championship

Sport360 staff 09:37 10/12/2019
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Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas has signed up with Nottinghamshire for the 2020 County Championship.

This will be the third year in England’s domestic first-class competition for the Pakistan man who has plied his trade with Leicestershire for the past two seasons.

The 29-year-old will be playing in the second division of the competition this time around after Nottinghamshire were relegated last season following their failure to win a single game.

“Trent Bridge is a brilliant venue to call home and I can’t wait to join Nottinghamshire next summer,” Abbas stated after joining the outfit.

“The club is steeped in history and I’m looking forward to giving my all to get them back up into the top division of Championship cricket.”

Abbas has enjoyed considerable success in his past stints with Leicestershire and has claimed a total of 79 wickets across two seasons in 19 games.

“His impact at Test level has been fantastic; almost unprecedented,” Nottinghamshire head coach Peter Moores stated on Abbas’ signing.

“We also know from what he’s done with Leicestershire that he can perform in English conditions and can excel within a county schedule,” he added.

Abbas has so far made 15 Test appearances for Pakistan since making his debut in 2017 against the West Indies. He has gone on to claim a total of 66 wickets at an average of 20.37 with the help of four five-wicket hauls.

Abbas will pair up with England Test stalwart Stuart Broad at Nottinghamshire in a seam duo which could take the second division by storm.

The Notts begin their 2020 campaign on April 12 next year with a clash against Abbas’ former team Leicestershire at Trent Bridge.

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