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Mohammad Abbas set for Hampshire return in 2022

Pakistan seamer to resume new-ball partnership with Kyle Abbott

Mohammad Abbas returned another five-wicket haul

Mohammad Abbas took 41 Championship wickets last year  •  PA Images/Getty

Mohammad Abbas will return to Hampshire for the early stages of the County Championship season, resuming his new-ball partnership with Kyle Abbott.
Abbas played 10 games for Hampshire in 2021, taking 41 wickets at 15.87 including three five-wicket hauls, generally opening the bowler alongside Abbott.
He has re-signed for "at least the first two months of the season", according to a Hampshire statement, and will be their second overseas player after Abbott during that period.
"I'm delighted to be joining Hampshire again," Abbas said. "I really enjoyed the environment and playing with this squad at a fantastic ground like the Ageas Bowl. I know there's a big desire at the club for silverware in the County Championship and hopefully I can play my part and contribute with the ball."
Giles White, Hampshire's director of cricket, said: "Mo showed everybody last year that he is a bowler of the highest quality. He's an extremely popular member of the squad, so we are thrilled he's agreed to come back and he joins Kyle Abbott as our second overseas signing."
Hampshire are expected to challenge for the title in 2022 after finishing fourth in Division One last year. They signed Nick Gubbins from Middlesex midway through last season and have also added Ben Brown, the Sussex keeper-batter, in recent weeks.