Mohammad Abbas Bamboozles English Batsmen on His Return to County Cricket

Pakistan’s premier Test fast-bowler has joined up with his county team Leicestershire in London for yet another stint this year.

The pacer is back to what he does best, and put it all on display in his first outing for the club against Middlesex. On the first day of the 4-day County Championship match at Lord’s, Abbas was a constant threat for the batters as he picked up 4 wickets. Three out of these were leg before wickets, giving us a major throwback to what he did for Pakistan in England and then against Australia.

Middlesex posted 325/8 as Abbas kept troubling the batsmen all throughout the innings on Day 1. He removed Middlesex opener Sam Robson off his first ball in a familiar fashion, as the batsman was trapped in front of the wicket for a plumb LBW.

Let’s have a look at his wickets:

1st Wicket – Sam Robson lbw

2nd Wicket – Max Holden caught WK

It was probably the best delivery of the day as Abbas produced a gem from around the wicket to catch the outer edge of the batsman.

3rd Wicket – J Harris lbw

4th Wicket – OP Rayner lbw

It was his 3rd leg before wicket of the day.

It has been a brilliant return to County Championship and it remains to be seen whether he continues to churn in good performances with the ball or not.

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