England’s county cricket team Hampshire signed Pakistan’s fast bowler Mohammad Abbas for the upcoming 2021 County Championship. Abbas will play for Hampshire for the first two months of this year’s county championship and already has the experience of rolling arms in the tournament.
He has previously played for Leicestershire in the last two seasons and bagged 79 wickets in the county cricket. In fact, he has been one of the frontline bowlers in the county cricket, and even expected to lead Hampshire’s bowling lineup along with Kyle Abbott.
Hampshire’s director of cricket Giles White welcomed Abbas into the team and said, “We are really excited about the arrival of Mohammad Abbas. He is a bowler of the highest quality and to secure him for an early-season Championship stint is a huge boost to the squad. He joins Kyle Abbott as our second overseas signing and we are hopeful that they form a formidable pairing in early season conditions.”
On the other hand, Surrey signed West Indies pacer Kemar Roach for their initial seven games this season. He will join the county team after the completion of West Indies’ series against Sri Lanka. Besides, he already has the experience of playing in county cricket when he played for Worcestershire in 2011.
“I’m absolutely thrilled to be joining Surrey for the early part of the summer,” Roach said.
“Two grounds I wanted to play at as a kid were the two Ovals, Kensington and The Oval, home of Surrey. When Alec Stewart showed an interest in me, I had no hesitation in saying yes to him. The club has a strong squad with a nice balance of youth and experience,” he added.