Mohammad Abbas will not feature for Nottinghamshire this year due to the uncertainty of the county schedule as well as the seamer’s commitments to Pakistan.
Abbas, who has taken 79 wickets in 19 matches for Leicestershire in the last two domestic seasons, was set to link up with Nottinghamshire for the first nine matches of the 2020 County Championship campaign.
While a truncated county season could take place from August, Abbas has been named in Pakistan’s touring squad for three Tests against England in the same month.
Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell will be keeping close tabs on the 30-year-old’s progress, saying: “His ability, nous and experience have made him a threatening proposition in English conditions.
“Whilst it’s impossible for him to link up with us this year, we’re certainly not closing the door on welcoming him to Trent Bridge in the future.
“We hope that circumstances will allow Mohammad to play some Test cricket in England this summer for Pakistan, and will certainly be watching with interest.”
Willey took five wickets in Thursday’s victory over Ireland in the first ODI.
The left-armer returned to international cricket with a bang following his World Cup omission.
England got over the line with 22.1 overs still remaining in the first ODI against Ireland.
The seamer was dropped for England’s victorious World Cup campaign last summer.
The seam bowler passed 500 Test wickets during the third Test against the West Indies.
Lee feels that both men are intense figures who are able to channel their aggression to get the best out of themselves and players.
Former Australia fast bowler Peter Siddle believes that England will have to drop one of their veteran quicks before the 2021/22 Ashes.
Ireland meet Eoin Morgan’s men in the first of three one-day internationals on Thursday at Southampton.
Players wore special branded shirts and caps during the third Test between England and the West Indies.
The 34-year-old took his 500th Test wicket earlier this week.