County Cricket 2021: Sean Abbott signs up for Surrey

Surrey County Cricket Club has announced the signing of Australian bowling all-rounder Sean Abbott for three LV = County Championship fixtures and the whole Vitality Blast group stage in the summers.

The 29-year-old, who has two ODI caps for Australia and featured seven times in T20 for his country, will play his county game for Surrey CCC.  The Australian bowling all-rounder had previously been called by Derbyshire CCC last year. However, pandemic cancelled the season. This season he will be representing Surrey. 

Sean Abbott will replace West Indies seamer Kemar Roach as the team’s second overseas player. He will join the squad right in time for the Championship match against Gloucestershire starting on May 27.

After the Championship match, Abbott will continue to stay in South London for the entire Vitality Blast Group. He will also feature in the final two LV = County Championship Group 2 matches that will be played against Somerset and Hampshire.

The bowling all-rounder delivered decent performances for Sydney Sixers. He was a big part of the squad that won two consecutive Big Bash League cups in 2020 and 2021. In his New South Wales Sheffield Shield & Marsh One-Day Cup campaigns, he has played a pivotal role in helping Sydney reach the finals of both competitions by taking 17 wickets and scoring his first century in first-class cricket.

The Aussie all-rounder is excited about his upcoming stint in the County Cricket at The Kia Oval. He admitted that Surry is one of the biggest counties in England with an amazing set up for cricket

Surrey Director of Cricket Alec Stewart also expresses his joy at having him playing for their side. Stewart believes that Abbott’s experience of winning trophies in BBL will be very crucial for Surry this season.

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