Abbas explains why he finds ODI cricket tougher than Tests

Mohammad Abbas bowling in ODIs harder than Tests as there is less margin for error Pakistan Australia ODI series cricket

Mohammad Abbas: “There is less margin of error in white ball cricket. If you err, then you are hit for runs and boundaries”

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Pakistan pace bowler Mohammad Abbas has admitted that ODI cricket is tougher than Tests since there is a much smaller margin for error.

Abbas’ comments come after he made his ODI debut in the first ODI against Australia in Sharjah on Friday.

Despite Abbas taking figures of 1-44 off his 10 overs, Pakistan lost the match by eight wickets.

“In white ball cricket, you get flat wickets, so you have to adjust your bowling,” Abbas told the Pakistan Cricket Board’s website. “But, in red ball cricket, you get better pitches. They are helpful, so you can bowl up also for the ball to swing.

“So, adjustment is the key after you assess the conditions.

“There is less margin of error in white ball cricket. If you err, then you are hit for runs and boundaries.”

Abbas admitted that he felt extremely proud upon receiving his one-day cap from bowling coach Azhar Mahmood, and added that he is determined to take wickets regularly in the remaining four ODIs.

“It was a proud moment. I didn’t do much to help my team win, but in the next matches I will do my best to contribute to the wins,” he said. “It was a typical one-day wicket and suited batsmen.

“I will do my best to take wickets with the new ball. If you don’t get wickets, then the next option is to stop the flow of runs. Once you do that, then batsmen come under pressure and make mistakes.”

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