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Mohammad Abbas doubtful for third Test against New Zealand

by Sahir Usman Nov 29, 2018 • 23:21 PM

Nov.29 (CRICKETNMORE) - Pakistan paceman, Mohammad Abbas might not recover in time due to a shoulder injury for the final, deciding Test match against New Zealand. He has injured his right shoulder while fielding in the second Test against New Zealand.

The third-ranked Test bowler in the world according to the latest ICC Test Player Rankings, Abbas didn’t have much to do in the second Test in Dubai, bowling 24 wicketless overs. But he did pick up two wickets in the first Test – played in Abu Dhabi, the venue for the third Test – to take his tally up to 61 from just 11 Tests (now 12).

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In case Abbas isn’t fit for the game, Shaheen Shah Afridi could well be in line for his Test debut, with Mir Hamza the only other premier pace-bowling option in the squad.