Auckland is booming with cricket talent, fuelled by an influx of South African and Asian players.
One player is standing out though — 14-year-old Muhammad Abbas who plays for Eden Roskill and is on the verge of making the Kings College first XI.
It’s the rapidly rising number of centuries which sets Abbas apart, leading some observers to wonder if he is a superstar on the rise.
Abbas, the son of former Auckland Aces bowler and bowling coach Azhar Abbas, has already notched seven centuries. Two of those have come in T20 games.
The 42-year-old Azhar Abbas says: “Other people think what he is doing is extreme but I just say that he is a good player for his age.