Kyle Abbott


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


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Empangeni, Kwazulu Natal Province


South Africa

South Africa


It is easy to draw some comparisons between Kyle Abbott and South African great Lance Klusener. Both hail from Zuzuland, and in his career 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 Africa bowler on debut.

In late 2016 Abbott signed a Kolpak deal with Hampshire after a lack of certainty over his place in the South African set-up. CSA were unable to convince Abbott to change his mind, which meant his international career was over.

Abbott played 11 Tests, 28 ODI's and 21 T20I's for the Proteas. He took 39 Test wickets with a best of 7-29, as well as, claiming 34 ODI and 26 T20I scalps. 

Philander's perfect over to start day three

Wicket dot four dot dot wicket - Vernon Philander made it a perfect start to the third day as South Africa cleaned up Sri Lanka's tail in double quick time

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Quicks put Proteas in control over Sri Lanka

Vernon Philander and Kyle Abbott continued their good form to have Sri Lanka seven down and still 105 runs behind on first-innings at stumps on day two

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Need to keep Aussie lead to less than 100: Abbott

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

Chanderpaul, Vilas link up with Lancashire

English county boosted by the additions of two international players for 2017 campaign

Domingo's bitter reaction to Rossouw exit

South Africa coach left frustrated by batsman's decision to accept county deal

Rilee Rossouw and Kyle Abbott in happier times with South Africa // Getty

Proteas part ways with Abbott, Rossouw

In a major shock for South African cricket, Kyle Abbott and Rilee Rossouw will no longer be considered for national selection