Will not disappoint if given a chance in ODIs, T20Is: Abbas

Will not disappoint if given a chance in ODI, T20I: Abbas

Pakistan’s new pace sensation, Mohammad Abbas is confident that if he is given a chance to represent the country in white-ball cricket, he will not let down the selectors.

The 28-year old fast bowler is eying to play for Pakistan in the upcoming World Cup, which is to be played in England in May next year.

“I am aiming for the world cup, if given a chance, I will not disappoint,” he said.

The third-ranked Test bowler of the world, Abbas is satisfied with his successful run in the longest format of the game and believes he will not be under pressure against New Zealand in the upcoming Test series.

“I am happy with my performance against West Indies, Australia and other sides,” he said. “The pressure will be on the opponents [New Zealand] in the next series,” he added.

The right-arm pacer believes good performances increase expectations, however, he is enjoying his cricket and his role in the team.

Abbas had a successful stint in the county cricket, he feels his time in England helped him improve his bowling.

“I am working extremely hard on my bowling and the county stint has helped me learn more,” he said. “When I am not getting wickets, I try to dry up the runs which gives me success.”

Mohammad Abbas is often compared to his predecessor, Mohammad Asif due to his bowling style and the way he hunts batsmen.

Pakistan will take on New Zealand in the first Test of the series from November 16 in the UAE.