Confident Abbas looking to make national team comeback

Pakistan's neglected fast bowler Muhammad Abbas, who was dropped recently for below-par performances, is gaining momentum and looking positive of making comeback in the national side.

Confident Abbas looking to make national team comeback

The pacer was dropped after the New Zealand tour for in-different form. In the 10 Tests from January 2019 to January 2021, he only picked up 21 wickets, while in the previous 10 he got 59 scalps. 

The right-arm bowler was sensational in the round two of County Championship. He took nine wickets in Hampshire's 249-run win over Middlesex. Abbas had six scalps to his name in the first innings, which included a hat-trick. 

The 31-year-old is happy how his season in the county cricket has kicked off.

"County cricket matches are very important for me. Domestic cricket is not happening in Pakistan, therefore, it’s a great chance to feature in the county championship," he said. 

In addition to the 9 wickets in the second match, Abbas took 3 wickets in Hampshire opening round win over Leicestershire, which they won by an innings and 105 runs. 

“My goal in the next matches is to maintain my performance and make comeback in the national side with rhythm and form under my belt,” he added