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Kyle Abbott

Allrounder

Did you know?

Like South African legend Lance Klusener, Kyle Abbott Hails from Zuzuland.

RUNS
79
AVERAGE
6.58

Kyle Abbott

Allrounder

Did you know?

Like South African legend Lance Klusener, Kyle Abbott Hails from Zuzuland.

RUNS
76
AVERAGE
8.44

Kyle Abbott

Allrounder

Did you know?

Like South African legend Lance Klusener, Kyle Abbott Hails from Zuzuland.

RUNS
23
AVERAGE
11.5

Allrounder

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med

AGE
29
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Empangeni, Kwazulu Natal Province

COUNTRY

South Africa

South Africa

Bio

It is easy to draw some comparisons between Kyle Abbott and South African great Lance Klusener. Both hail from Zuzuland, and in his short career to date Abbott has shown an ability to bowl with good pace and swing, as well a knack for hitting the ball a long way.

An impressive first class season in 2012-13 led to Abbott’s first international Test cap against Pakistan in early 2013. He made a memorable debut, taking 7-29 in what was the second best performance by a South African bowler on debut.

After making two one-day appearances for South Africa in March 2013, Abbott fell out of favour with selectors.

But the 27-year-old was added to the Proteas’ Twenty20 and Test squads to cover for injured players in early 2014, and was named in the Proteas’ one-day squads for tours of Zimbabwe, New Zealand and Australia.

MATCHES
9
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
17
BEST BOWLING
7-29
Bowling
WICKETS
34
AVERAGE
21.5
ECONOMY
2.59
S/R
49.8
5W
3
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
79
INNINGS
12
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
6.58
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
28
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
23
BEST BOWLING
4-21
Bowling
WICKETS
34
AVERAGE
30.9
ECONOMY
4.84
S/R
38.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
76
INNINGS
13
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
8.44
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
21
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
9
BEST BOWLING
3-20
Bowling
WICKETS
26
AVERAGE
22.3
ECONOMY
7.97
S/R
16.8
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
23
INNINGS
6
NOT OUTS
4
AVERAGE
11.5
100s
0
50s
0

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South Africa seamer Kyle Abbott pays credit to Aussie batsmen Usman Khawaja and Peter Handscomb and explains Rabada's send-off to Nic Maddinson


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Second Test: Four days in five minutes

South Africa romp to 2-0 series victory with a comprehensive innings and 80-run win over Australia, the hosts rolled for 85 and 161


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Man of the Match Abbott's brilliant 6 wickets

Kyle Abbott had to step up in this Test for South Africa with Dale Steyn out injured, and boy did he by taking six second innings wickets


Best combined XI: SA v Australia

After dominating the opening two Tests, South Africans occupy the majority of this joint team


South Africa not sold on pink ball

The tourists believe the pink ball used in Adelaide hasn't done as much as they expected


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Second Test wash-up: Every player rated

Aussie legend Mike Hussey and South African commentator Neil Manthorp review the performances of the respective XIs