Dale Steyn Sees Future World Number 1 in Mohammad Abbas

Abbas picked his second fifer of the match and put the visitors on the backfoot, laying the foundations of a big win inside four days.

Dale Steyn Sees Future World Number 1 in Mohammad Abbas

Pakistan registered a 373-run win over Australia in the second Test in Abu Dhabi, with fast bowler Mohammad Abbas picking 10 wickets in the match.

Abbas picked his second fifer of the match and put the visitors on the backfoot, laying the foundations of a big win inside four days.

Abbas, who bagged 17 wickets in the series, has been a consistent performer for Pakistan since making his debut in 2017 against West Indies. His effort in the recently concluded series earned him praise from the greats of the game.

Among those was South African pacer Dale Steyn, who commended the youngster on his bowling display and said he sees a future number one bowler in Abbas.

Steyn wrote, “I see a new number 1 Test bowler coming... Mohammad Abbas”.

Even former England skipper Michael Vaughan spoke highly of the Pakistani. Vaughan wrote, “I am only watching & I reckon @Mohmmadabbas111 has had me out 10 times already this morning .... Incredible bowler in all conditions .... #PAKvAUS”.

Abbas had also picked 5/33 in the first innings to give the home team a sizeable huge lead.



Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 5405 123
2 India 5819 119
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 3941 109
5 South Africa 3345 108
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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 6047 275
2 England 5959 271
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6009 261
5 South Africa 4380 258
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