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In Photos: Abbott shows he is ready for his SCG return

December 08, 2014 11:37 IST
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Sean Abbott bowls

Image: Sean Abbott bowls during a NSW Blues Sheffield Shield nets session at Sydney Cricket Ground. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Australian bowler Sean Abbott, who bowled the bouncer that led to the death of Phillip Hughes, is set to return to action with New South Wales at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) on Tuesday.

Sean Abbott prepares to bowl

Image: Sean Abbott prepares to bowl during a NSW Blues Sheffield Shield nets session. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

The 22-year-old was on Monday named in a 12-man squad for the Sheffield Shield match against Queensland, the first fixture at the SCG since Hughes was struck in the back of the head by the delivery on November 25.

Sean Abbott

Image: Sean Abbott is embraced by a team mate. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

Abbott was devastated by the death of his former team mate two days later and has received a wave of support from fellow players in Australia and around the world.

Sean Abbott bowls

Image: Sean Abbott bowls. Photograph: Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images

"Players have been given the option of withdrawing from the fixture should they feel they are not ready to play," New South Wales Cricket said in a news release.

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