Kyle Abbott relishing chance to prove worth for Proteas

Johannesburg: South African fast bowler Kyle Abbott has said that he is relishing the chance to prove his worth for his team by bowling at Indian batsmen in more bowler-friendly conditions in the second Test at his home ground, Kingsmead, from Thursday.

Abbott, who played one Test for South Africa - against Pakistan at Centurion earlier this year - and impressed with match figures of 9/68, was recalled to the squad for the second Test after Morne Morkel badly sprained his ankle in the first Test at the Wanderers.

According to Sport24, Abbott, without referring to any Indian batsmen, said he is relishing the prospect of bowling at them in more bowler-friendly conditions, adding that any bowler always hopes to get back at any batsman that once gave him a hard time.

Abbott further said that he has always harboured hopes of getting recalled to the Proteas set-up, adding that cricket is a funny thing with an opportunity often around the corner.

With the series level at 0-0, the second and final Test starts in Durban on Thursday, the report added.