Abbas, Yasir in reserves for Australia Tests due to fitness issues

Mohammad Abbas has performed 25 Exams for Pakistan. – AFP
Complaints about health and angle prompted Pakistan selectors to maintain quick bowler Mohammad Abbas within the reserves for the Take a look at collection in opposition to Australia subsequent month.
In line with a supply, the nationwide group’s physiotherapist Cliffe Deacon complained to the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Ramiz Raja about Abbas. “Apparently Deacon, who has been with the Pakistan group for some time now, instructed Ramiz he was not pleased with Abbas’s method to his coaching and bowling within the nets,” the supply mentioned.
He mentioned Deacon had complained that Abbas, 31, was not working arduous sufficient throughout coaching, resulting in a discount in his tempo. “The board then spoke to Abbas and he assured them that he would quickly enhance his tempo and would additionally give full time to the fitness schedule and requirements of the group,” the supply added.
RELATED – Pakistan names 16-member squad for house Take a look at collection in opposition to Australia
After receiving suggestions from Deacon, the group administration determined to maintain Abbas in reserves till he improved his health and tempo within the nets. “Abbas’s tempo has dropped to round 123-125kmph which isn’t ok for a brand new ball bowler in Take a look at cricket,” the supply mentioned.
Yasir Shah, the leg-spinner, had additionally been positioned within the reserves due to health and different points.
“Yasir has additionally been struggling along with his health and it has affected his bowling. In consequence, each he and Abbas have been instructed to work further arduous on enhancing their health throughout coaching in Lahore for the Australia collection,” he added.