Team: South Africa
Yusuf who? That would have been most people's response when asked about the 26-year-old from KwaZulu-Natal.
But in the space of three months, the left-arm seamer with the slingy action has become one of Twenty20's most consistent bowlers.
Ten wickets at an average of 17.10 in South Africa's Pro20 tournament brought Abdulla to the attentions of the King's XI Punjab, for whom he took 14 wickets, with a best of 4-31.
A well-disguised slower ball and the speared yorker are particularly effective at the death.
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