Shirt Number:
38
DOB:
10.03.90
Debut:
April 2021 v Leicestershire
Best:
6-11 v Middlesex (April 2021)
Playing Style:
Right Hand Bat, Right Arm Bowler
Born:
Punjab, Pakistan
  • Bowling Average39.71
  • Economy8.97
  • Wickets Taken7
  • Batting Average24.00
  • Highest Score15
  • Runs Scored24
  • Bowling Average38.00
  • Economy5.70
  • Wickets Taken3
  • Batting Average12.00
  • Highest Score8
  • Runs Scored12
  • Bowling Average38.00
  • Economy5.70
  • Wickets Taken3
  • Batting Average12.00
  • Highest Score8
  • Runs Scored12
  • Bowling Average25.76
  • Economy2.65
  • Wickets Taken29
  • Batting Average2.75
  • Highest Score11
  • Runs Scored22
  • Bowling Average25.76
  • Economy2.65
  • Wickets Taken29
  • Batting Average2.75
  • Highest Score11
  • Runs Scored22
  • Bowling Average15.88
  • Economy2.10
  • Wickets Taken41
  • Batting Average4.00
  • Highest Score6
  • Runs Scored28
  • Bowling Average21.92
  • Economy2.58
  • Wickets Taken13
  • Batting Average1.33
  • Highest Score4
  • Runs Scored4

Mohammad Abbas

Bowler

Mohammad Abbas is a right-arm fast bowler and right-handed batsman.

He was born in Sialkot, Punjab and has represented Pakistan at both Test and ODI level.

Abbas has quickly become one of the world’s best Test bowlers since making his international debut in 2017, with 90 wickets to his name at an exceptional average of 23.02 in just 25 appearances. He currently holds the sixth best bowling average of all active international bowlers and sits 18th in the ICC Test Bowling Rankings.

After impressing Pakistan’s national selectors through sustained domestic success in 2015 and 2016, Abbas burst onto the international scene four years ago, claiming his maiden Test wicket two deliveries into his debut against West Indies, before going on to record his first five-wicket haul in just his third Test appearance.

An incredible 2018 saw the right-armer continue his meteoric rise, claiming 50 Test wickets in his first 10 Tests – becoming the fastest pace bowler to reach 50 Test wickets for Pakistan – as he was named PCB Test Player of the Year.

Further success followed in 2019 with Abbas continuing to be an integral part of Pakistan’s attack during series against South Africa, Australia and Sri Lanka, before featuring in all three behind-closed-doors Tests during last summer’s tour of England.

Abbas was first introduced to English domestic cricket throughout two seasons at Leicestershire in 2018 and 2019, where he showcased his ability to lead the Foxes’ attack. He returned 79 wickets at an average of just 20.67 – including five five-wicket hauls – in 19 County Championship fixtures with the side.

The overseas international rejoins Hampshire ahead of the 2022 campaign, having spent last season at the club. In his ten 2021 County Championship matches, Abbas took 41 wickets at an average of 15.87. He also produced five-wicket hauls on three occasions throughout the season - including his season's best figures of 6/11 against Middlesex.