Oman cricket: Assarain CT delighted with Abbas show in Pakistan A win
January 26, 2016 | 9:28 PM
by Sports Reporter

Muscat: While amateurs and semi professionals of Oman cricketers are gearing up for their debut at ICC World T20, to be organised in India in March, another of their ilk is making news with the Pakistan A team.

Mohammad Abbas, who has been playing league cricket for Assarain CT in the Sultanate for the past few seasons, is turning up for the Pakistan A team in their ongoing unofficial One-day International (ODI) series against England Lions in Dubai.

The 25-year-old fast bowler took two crucial wickets on Monday as Pakistan A defeated the England Lions by 17 runs in the third match after losing the first two of the five-match series.

Assarain team are obviously delighted with their player’s performance.

“It’s good to see Mohammad Abbas performing well with the Pakistan A team,” said Assarain team manager Vinu Mathew.

Speaking about the player’s association with Assarain, Vinu Mathew said: “Mohammed Abbas has been with us for the last two seasons. And has done well and contributed to our team’s success.”

“We are hoping to have him back with us in the later stages of the current season... most probably after he completes his national team (Pakistan A) duties,” he added.

According to media reports, Mohammad Abbas was picked for Pakistan A team after his excellent performance with Khan Research Laboratories in the 2015-16 season when he claimed a total of 87 wickets.

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