Saturday, July 30th, 2016

Abbott “fit And Raring To Go” In Rapids One-Day Cup Clash

Bowling coach Matt Mason says Kyle Abbott is "fit and raring to go" as he returns to action for Worcestershire Rapids in tomorrow's Royal London One-Day Cup clash with Lancashire Lightning at New Road (11am).

South African paceman Abbott has recovered from the foot injury which has side-lined him for the past three weeks.

The 29-year-old is back as Worcestershire gear up for a period of six days cricket out of seven after the completion of today's tour match with Pakistan.

Mason, who is also assistant-coach, said: "Kyle is back with us, he looks fine, he bowled in the middle yesterday (Friday) with no problems at all.

"He is fit and raring to go and looking forward to actually getting stuck into some cricket. He is really excited for Sunday's game.

"I guess it is never nice for someone when they join a new club and the first thing that happens is you get a little niggle and miss some cricket.

"But he will be keen to repay us and put in a big stint for us this week in the two one-dayers and the Championship game coming up as well."

Abbott previously had a successful spell in county cricket with Hampshire two years ago, helping them to promotion from Division Two of the County Championship.