Kyle Abbott extends his contract to stay with English Country at Hampshire till 2022
Former South African pacer Kyle Abbott signed a new three-year contract with the English county of Hampshire Cricket that will keep him in the Ageas Bowl until at least the end of 2022. Abbott had a record 2019 campaign with Hampshire in which he claimed over 110 wickets in red and white-ball cricket.
I’m delighted to have signed a new three-year contract with Hampshire, says Kyle Abbott. We have a large group of players and coaches who strive to achieve success for the club and hope to contribute to winning trophies in the coming years.” Abbott told the club’s website.
Abbott retired from international cricket in January 2017 and then reached a Kolpak agreement for four years with Hampshire. Abbott, who rejoined Hampshire before the 2017 season after appearing as a foreign player in 2014, has proven to be integral to the success of James Vince’s team during his time at the club so far, claiming 293 wickets with an average of 21.43 worldwide in all formats.
The consistency of the outfitter right in that time has been remarkable, particularly in the red cricket ball, where he has claimed 183 wickets in first-class with only 18.78 each, including the return of more than 50 wickets in each of the last three campaigns of the County Championship.
In white-ball cricket, it is not far away, as it picked up 17 wickets at the T20 Blast 2017. This year, Abbott has 20 wickets at an average of 17.80, the highest in the club.