Mohammad Abbas | Pakistan vs South Africa 2018 |
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Pakistan Cricket team will receive a massive boost ahead of the second Test against South Africa at the Newlands with their star pacer Mohammad Abbas regaining full fitness. Meanwhile, the penultimate Test of the three-match series commences from January 3 (Thursday).

Meanwhile, Abbas failed to recover from the shoulder injury he sustained during the series against New Zealand. He also missed the final Test of Pakistan’s series against New Zealand. However, the management feared that Mohammad Abbas might miss the entire Test series against the Proteas. But he has regained fitness now and will be available for the second Test at Cape Town.

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The 28-year-old speedster injured his shoulder while fielding in the second innings of the match against the Black Caps. After that, he played the rest of the game with painkiller after which he underwent a shoulder scan, and the management asked him to rest. Mohammad Abbas has enjoyed a superb start to his Test career, taking 61 wickets in 12 Tests at an average of 16.62. In addition to, he is the second fastest Pakistani bowler to scale 50 wickets after Yasir Shah.

Pakistan, meanwhile, after going down 1-0 in the series will look to bounce back in the series. As they prepare to fight back, the return of Mohammad Abbas will bolster their pace attack with already boasts some quality seamers. South Africa defeated the visitors by six wickets in a low-scoring encounter at Centurion to take a welcome lead in the series.


Ankush Das

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