In my latex file I am using natbib for the citations with abbrvnat style.

Is there a way to show citation numbers in order like in unsrtnat while keeping the abbreviated form?

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I"m not aware of any, but you can easily create custom styles using makebst (makebst.pdf)

The makebst.tex and at least merlin.mbs file from ctan: custom-bib are required.
Simply call

latex makebst

and follow the instructions to create your own customized stylefile.

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