It is hard to overstate the importance of Pakistani paceman Mohammad Abbas for the forthcoming Test series against Australia. Despite playing only 14 Tests, the domestic stalwart has built a reputation in the International cricket by tasting the experience of entering the list of the top-three bowlers in the purest format of the game.
With a bowling average of 18.86, Abbas appears to be a real threat for Australia. Recently, his prowess was lauded by the former Pakistan captain Waqar Younis who currently serves as the bowling coach of the national team.
The 47-year old went on to draw a parallel between Abbas and the great Australian bowler Glenn McGrath. Waqar opined that the 29-year old is an extremely smart bowler who knows the art of dismantling batters with his accuracy. Nevertheless, he admitted that Abbas will have to adapt quickly as the pitches are extremely different to the tracks that were dished out when Pakistan last faced Australia in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). It would be interesting to see how Abbas fares in the forthcoming challenge against Kangaroos.