Former South Africa captain Shaun Pollock and former New Zealand pacer Simon Doull have opened up on why Pakistan seamer Mohammad Abbas does not get the accolades he deserves in Test cricket.
The right-armer has had a great start to his red-ball career, with 75 wickets in 18 Tests at an average of 20.8 including four five-wicket hauls.
is Pakistan’s second fastest bowler to pick up 50 Test wickets. He is the first fast bowler to take a ten-wicket haul in UAE, which was against Australia in Abu Dhabi during 2018.
According to Pollock, Abbas lacks fear factor which is why he yet to cement his place as one of the top bowlers in the world.
“At 125-130 [kph] he has shown great control. Maybe just the fear factor is not quite there as compared to some of the other top performers. Perhaps that is why he has not got the accolades he deserves,” said Pollock.
“But after 40 Test matches, if he still averaging the same, people would start recognizing him,” he added. ( Cricket Pakistan)