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Kyle Abbott
Kyle Abbott

Full Name: Kyle John Abbott

DOB: 18th Jun 1987

Batting Style: Right Handed

Bowling Style: Right-arm medium

Team:
  • South Africa
  • Hampshire
  • KwaZulu-Natal Inland
  • South Africa A
  • Worcestershire
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Middlesex
  • Warriors
  • South Africans
  • Dolphins
  • Lahore Qalandars
  • Khulna Titans
  • Career Stats
    Batting & Fielding
    Format Mat Inns NO Runs Avge HS BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct st
    Tests 11 14 0 95 6.79 17 338 28.11 0 0 10 1 4 0
    ODIs 28 13 4 76 8.44 23 126 60.32 0 0 6 0 7 0
    T20is 21 6 4 23 11.5 9* 20 115 0 0 2 0 7 0
    First Class 86 119 21 1813 18.5 97* 3840 47.21 0 7 242 14 17 0
    List A 94 44 18 470 18.08 56 533 88.18 0 1 38 10 26 0
    T20s 113 36 19 171 10.06 16* 164 104.27 0 0 10 5 28 0
    Bowling
    Format Mat Inns Balls Mdns Runs Wkts Avge Eco SR BBI 4w 5w 10
    Tests 11 21 2081 95 886 39 22.72 2.55 53.36 7/29 0 3 0
    ODIs 28 27 1303 12 1051 34 30.91 4.84 38.32 4/21 2 0 0
    T20is 21 21 436 0 579 26 22.27 7.97 16.77 3/20 0 0 0
    First Class 86 154 15527 689 7001 326 21.48 2.71 47.63 8/45 14 20 2
    List A 94 88 4217 48 3627 121 29.98 5.16 34.85 4/21 6 0 0
    T20s 113 111 2358 6 3183 107 29.75 8.1 22.04 5/14 0 1 0
    Profile

    Only a lot of good can come out of emulating fellow countrymen Lance Klusener and Vernon Philander, among others, in taking at least five wickets on Test debut. It may have been destiny, but that fateful day when Jacques Kallis picked up a calf injury, Kyle Abbott proved himself a worthy replacement. His 7 for 29 against Pakistan in his first Test in 2013 announced his arrival in red ball cricket.

     

    Abbott’s similarities with Klusener don’t end there – there’s the hard hitting, the seam bowling, not to mention they both are from the same parts of Zululand. 

     

    Good performances for the Dolphins domestically, and a patience stint in the A team earned Kyle a call to the South African national side. In the little international cricket he has played before the 2015 World Cup, he has an impressive ODI batting strike-rate of over 75, however, his bowling strike rate is cause for concern.

    Last Updated:7th Mar 2016 Author:Aman
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