Australia's Sean Abbott might miss debut test due to child's birth

Abbott might delay the possibility of making his Test debut during Ashes series as he and his partner awaits the birth of their first child

By Web Desk
October 27, 2021

Australia's Sean Abbott might delay the chance of getting the Baggy Green cap in his debut Test during the high-octane Ashes series as he and his partner await the birth of their first child during that time. 

James Pattinson's retirement has opened doors for many including Abbot. 

The pacer, according to Australian media, said he really wants to get into the Test side by performing well in the domestic circuit, but he wants to be in the country late in December when his first child is due.

"I am not going to risk the Ashes series by coming in as not a 'clean' athlete. It's certainly something I'll have to keep a close eye and play well to get selected. Should that happen I have to make sure I'm back in Sydney late December for the birth of my baby girl," he said.

"It's not as easy as it used to be the world we're living in at the minute. That's just part of things now. It's a bloody tough one, especially considering the safety concerns around COVID-19 and borders," he added.

"We'll just have to manage that as best I can and if that means maybe missing some time with the Test squad and an Ashes series then so be it. Hopefully, we get lucky and things work out," Abbot explained.