"Exactly what we look for in an overseas professional" – Surrey bring back Sean Abbott for 2024

He is set to be available for four County Championship matches and eight T20 Blast fixtures across May and June; in 2023, he hit the joint-fastest Blast century


Sean Abbott has become the third Surrey overseas player to re-sign for the 2024 season.

The Australian allrounder follows in the footsteps of Kemar Roach and Aaron Hardie in committing to The Oval once again.

Abbott was an immensely popular figure at Surrey in 2023, a stint that included a 34-ball century in the T20 Blast – the joint-fastest in the competition's history.

He is set to be available for four County Championship matches and eight Blast fixtures across May and June, alongside Hardie, who has joined for the period between May 24 and the end of July.

"Last year at Surrey was brilliant and I knew straight away that I wanted to come back for 2024," said Abbott. "The dressing room is one of the best I've been a part of and it's no surprise that it led to success on the pitch.


Sean Abbott is returning to Surrey in 2024 (Matt King/Getty Images)

"I'm buzzing to be coming back to join up with the team. I can't wait to pull on the Three Feathers again and help the club push for more success."

Abbott was named players' player of the year at the club's end-of-season awards, claiming 37 red-ball wickets at 24.78 apiece and scoring 456 runs at 40.88.

Alec Stewart, the county's director of cricket, described Abbott as "exactly what we look for in an overseas professional".

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