Australian team calls J&K’s Abid Mushtaq as net bowler
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JAMMU: Adding another feather to his already colourful cap, Abid Mushtaq, a left-arm spinning sensation and hard hitting batter has been called as a net bowler for the Australian Team for Test Series against India. His genuine all-round talent finds recognition at the highest level. Possibly a stepping stone for the national team. He will join the team at Bengaluru on Feb 2, 2023.
This extraordinary talented cricketer, who unfortunately failed to make it to the Indian Premier League (IPL) this season scalped 32 wickets in Ranji Trophy this season while representing Jammu and Kashmir in this prestigious tournament, with 8/18 against formidable Vidarbha as his best, which is the second best in the country. With 29.00 as his bowling strike rate, he stands 4th in the entire country and with 14.38 as his bowling average, Abid is among the top ten in India. As a batter, Abid has scored 577 runs with an average of 23.1 and a strike rate of 92 in his 19 First-Class matches, besides scoring 411 runs with an average of 29.4 and a strike rate of 120.2 in his 23 List-A matches. All in all, a complete package as a cricketer, a force to reckon with, a true athlete, possessing motor ability, sharp reflexes, anticipation and always having a pair of safe hands in business. Brilliant with the ball, superb with the willow, especially in the slog overs, having mastery in playing cameos and extraordinarily skillful fielder, Abid has already crossed the first ladder to be part of Team India in near future. Abid attributed his success to Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA), his parents, selectors and his childhood coach.