Kyle Abbott was rewarded for an outstanding 2012-13 season both in the Sunfoil Series in which he was the leading wicket-taker with 49 dismissals and in the Momentum One-Day Cup with selection for both the Castle Lager Test and ODI squads as well as the Blue Label Telecoms T20 squad.
During that season Abbott was one of the key performers in enabling the Sunfoil Dolphins to have one of their best four-day seasons for a long time. He took a career-best 12 wickets in the victory over the eventual champions, the Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras, and has flourished under the direction of new franchise coach Lance Klusener.
He had a sensational Test debut against Pakistan when he took 7/29, the second best ever figures for South Africa on debut.
There is much about Abbott’s cricket career to remind one of Klusener as he swings the ball at a brisk fast-medium pace and is a dependable lower-order hitter. Like Klusener he is a country boy at heart who hails from Zululand.
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA (CSA) announced today that the national contract of Kyle Abbott has been terminated by mutual agreement with immediate effect.
KYLE ABBOTT struck the decisive early blows as the Standard Bank Proteas needed just 40 minutes to take the remaining five Sri Lankan wickets and claim victory by 206 runs in the first Sunfoil Test match which finished at St. George’s Park today.
Standard Bank Proteas seam bowler, Kyle Abbott, says bowling in partnerships will be a key game plan for success in the first Sunfoil Test match against Sri Lanka starting at St George’s Park on December 26th
THE Standard Bank Proteas routed Australia on the fourth morning of the second Test at Hobart to claim an emphatic series win with more than a day and two sessions to spare. It was their third successive series win in Australia following similar triumphs in 2008 and 2012.