Legendary Pakistan batsman Mohammad Yousuf recently praised the present Pakistan bowling attack. Yousuf also revealed why he has faith in the 30-year-old Pakistan right-arm pacer Mohammad Abbas.
After making his international debut in 2017, Mohammad Abbas has played 18 Tests and three ODIs where he has taken 75 and only wickets respectively. In his first-class career, Abbas has picked up 456 wickets in 106 first-class matches.
Pakistan will restart their international cricket journey with the three-match Test series against the hosts England from the early next month.
Last time, when Pakistan toured in England in 2018 summer, Mohammad Abbas finished as the most wicket-taker (10 wickets) and also won the Player of the Series award while his team managed to draw that two-match Test series (1-1). Apart from featuring in that tour, Abbas also served for the Leicestershire between 2018 and 2019 summer. So, he knows the English condition very well.
Many believe that the experienced Pakistan pacer Abbas can play a major role in the forthcoming crucial away Test series against the hosts England. Recently, the Pakistan Test captain Azhar Ali has also admitted that Abbas is going to a very important member in their pace bowling attack.
Mohammad Abbas has done well in the past, even on dead pitches in the UAE: Mohammad Yousuf
Mohammad Yousuf is also confident about the present Pakistan bowling attack. As Abbas has impressed with his bowling skills in the UAE’s dead pitches, Yousuf has enough faith in him.
Yousuf told Cricket Pakistan, “Pakistan’s bowling attack is a very good. [Mohammad] Abbas has done well in the past, even on dead pitches in [the] UAE.”
In the England tour, Pakistan will play the three Tests between 5th August and 25th August 2020. While Old Trafford (Manchester) will host the opening game of this Test series (5th-9th August), Rose Bowl (Southampton) will organise the next two Tests of this series (13th-17th August & 21st-25th August).
Later, England and Pakistan will play the three-match T20I series at Old Trafford (Manchester) on 28th August, 30th August and 1st September 2020.