Abbott left out by South Africa

KYLE ABBOTT

KYLE ABBOTT

First published in Sport

KYLE Abbott was left out of South Africa’s side for the first of their two Tests against Sri Lanka – while Hampshire struggled without him.

The Hampshire star was surplus to requirements in Galle, where former Hampshire leg-spinner Imran Tahir was recalled.

Abbott is expected to return to Hampshire in a fortnight’s time, so will be available for the T20 quarter finals – should they succeed in qualifying.

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