Kyle Abbott (cricketer)

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Kyle Abbott
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Personal information
Full nameKyle John Abbott
Born (1987-06-18) 18 June 1987 (age 32)
Empangeni, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 316)22 February 2013 v Pakistan
Last Test2 January 2017 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 109)10 March 2013 v Pakistan
Last ODI12 October 2016 v Australia
ODI shirt no.87
T20I debut (cap 57)3 March 2013 v Pakistan
Last T20I28 March 2016 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.87
Domestic team information
2012Kings XI Punjab
2015Chennai Super Kings
2015KwaZulu-Natal Inland
2016Kings XI Punjab
2017–presentHampshire (squad no. 87, 51 and 11)
2017– presentKhulna Titans
2018– presentLahore Qalandars
2018-presentDurban Heat (squad no. 25)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 11 28 105 104
Runs scored 95 76 2,234 485
Batting average 6.78 8.44 19.25 15.64
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/8 0/1
Top score 17 23 97* 56
Balls bowled 2,081 1,303 18,225 4,708
Wickets 39 34 396 141
Bowling average 22.71 30.91 21.81 29.06
5 wickets in innings 3 0 25 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 3 n/a
Best bowling 7/29 4/21 8/45 4/21
Catches/stumpings 4/– 7/– 17/– 28/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 26 May 2019

Kyle John Abbott (born 18 June 1987[1]) is a South African cricketer. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who represented South Africa in Test, One Day International and Twenty20 International cricket between 2013 and 2017, before retiring to take up a contract with Hampshire in English county cricket. He previously played in South African domestic cricket for the Dolphins.

Domestic career[edit]

In 2006 and 2007 Abbott played his cricket for an English seaside town Clevedon Cricket Club[2] which played in the West of England Premier League – Bristol Somerset. This was where he was recognized by Somerset County Cricket Club and represented their second team.

In 2015 Abbott was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL8 auction. He was included in the KZN Inland squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[3] In 2016, Abbott was bought by the Kings XI Punjab in the IPL 9 auction.

In October 2018, he was named in Durban Heat's squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[4][5] He was the leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with ten dismissals in ten matches.[6]

In January 2019, he was signed by the Northern Knights to play in the 2018–19 Super Smash in New Zealand.[7]

International career[edit]

He was named as the replacement for the injured Jacques Kallis in the South Africa national cricket team for the third Test against Pakistan in February 2013.[8] He took seven wickets on debut in the 3rd Test against Pakistan in February 2013, where he was adjudged man of the match as well.[9] These were the ninth best figures of all time for a debutant in test cricket.


On 5 January 2017 following the conclusion of the second Test against Sri Lanka, Abbott signed a Kolpak deal with Hampshire County Cricket Club which made him ineligible to represent South Africa anymore, ending his international career.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "ESPN CricInfo profile". Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 6 December 2013. Retrieved 10 June 2013.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ KwaZulu-Natal Inland Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  6. ^ "Mzansi Super League, 2018/19 - Durban Heat: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Knights sign former South Africa fast bowler Kyle Abbott for rest of Super Smash". Stuff. Retrieved 12 January 2019.
  8. ^ Injured Morkel out of third Test, Kyle Abbott in
  9. ^ "Pakistan tour of South Africa, 3rd Test: South Africa v Pakistan at Centurion, Feb 22–26, 2013". espncricinfo. Retrieved 23 February 2013.
  10. ^ "Abbott's Test career over as Hampshire move is confirmed". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 January 2017.

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