Tabraiz Shamsi

Tabraiz Shamsi (born 18 February 1990)[1] is a South African cricketer. He has played first-class cricket for teams such as Dolphins, Gauteng, Gauteng Under-19s, KwaZulu Natal, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Lions, and Titans. His batting style is right-handed and he is known for his left-arm unorthodox spin bowling.[1]

Tabraiz Shamsi
Personal information
Full nameTabraiz Shamsi
Born (1990-02-18) 18 February 1990 (age 30)
Johannesburg, South Africa
BowlingLeft-arm unorthodox spin
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 328)24 November 2016 v Australia
Last Test12 July 2018 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut (cap 116)7 June 2016 v Australia
Last ODI4 March 2020 v Australia
T20I debut (cap 72)21 June 2017 v England
Last T20I1 December 2020 v England
Domestic team information
2010Highveld Lions
2011–2014KwaZulu-Natal Inland
2015–presentSt Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2016–2018Royal Challengers Bangalore
2019Hampshire (squad no. 90)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 2 6 70 57
Runs scored 20 0 505 95
Batting average 20.0 8.41 7.91
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 18* 0* 30* 13*
Balls bowled 483 324 12,331 2,478
Wickets 6 9 277 100
Bowling average 46.33 36.00 25.57 30.11
5 wickets in innings 0 0 18 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 5 0
Best bowling 3/91 3/36 8/85 5/40
Catches/stumpings 0/– 1/– 19/– 9/–
Source: ESPNCricinfo, 1 December 2020

Domestic and T20 careerEdit

Shamsi was the leading wicket-taker for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League T20 in 2015.[2] He was included in the Easterns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.[3]

In April 2016, Shamsi was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement player for the injured Samuel Badree during the 2016 IPL and made his debut against Rising Pune Supergiants at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune where he took 1/36 in 4 overs as Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 13 runs.[4]

In August 2017, he was named in Stellenbosch Monarchs' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League.[5] However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.[6]

He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Ram Slam T20 Challenge, finishing the tournament with 16 wickets from 11 matches.[7] He was also the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Momentum One Day Cup, with 26 wickets in 9 matches.[8]

In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Titans team for the 2018–19 season.[9] In October 2018, he was named in Paarl Rocks' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[10][11] He was the joint-leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with ten dismissals in nine matches.[12]

In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Edinburgh Rocks in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament.[13][14] However, the following month the tournament was cancelled.[15] In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Paarl Rocks team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament.[16] In July 2020, he was named in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League.[17][18] However, Shamsi was one of five South African cricketers to miss the tournament, after failing to confirm travel arrangements in due time.[19]

In November 2020, in the second round of the 2020–21 CSA 4-Day Franchise Series, Shamsi took eight wickets for 32 runs in the second innings against Warriors, to record the best bowling figures for Titans in a first-class match.[20]

International careerEdit

In May 2016, he was named in South Africa's squad for the 2016 West Indies Tri-Series which started the following month.[21] He made his One Day International (ODI) debut during the tournament on 7 June 2016 against Australia.[22]

He made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia on 24 November 2016.[23] Nathan Lyon became his first test wicket, which he captured in his debut Test.

He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for South Africa against England on 21 June 2017.[24] Virat Kohli became his first T20I wicket, which he took in his third T20I.

In April 2019, he was named in South Africa's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.[25][26]


  1. ^ a b "Tabraiz Shamsi". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 December 2014.
  2. ^ "Bowling for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots 2015". CricketArchive. Retrieved 19 December 2015.
  3. ^ Easterns Squad / Players – ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 31 August 2015.
  4. ^ Badree out of IPL, Tabraiz Shamsi in for Royal Challengers
  5. ^ "T20 Global League announces final team squads". T20 Global League. Archived from the original on 5 September 2017. Retrieved 28 August 2017.
  6. ^ "Cricket South Africa postpones Global T20 league". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 October 2017.
  7. ^ "Ram Slam T20 Challenge, 2017/18: Most Wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Records: Momentum One Day Cup, 2017/18: Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2018.
  9. ^ "Multiply Titans Announce Contracts 2018-19". Multiply Titans. Retrieved 16 June 2018.
  10. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  11. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  12. ^ "Mzansi Super League, 2018/19 - Paarl Rocks: Batting and bowling averages". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 December 2018.
  13. ^ "Eoin Morgan to represent Dublin franchise in inaugural Euro T20 Slam". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  14. ^ "Euro T20 Slam Player Draft completed". Cricket Europe. Retrieved 19 July 2019.
  15. ^ "Inaugural Euro T20 Slam cancelled at two weeks' notice". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 August 2019.
  16. ^ "MSL 2.0 announces its T20 squads". Cricket South Africa. Retrieved 4 September 2019.
  17. ^ "Nabi, Lamichhane, Dunk earn big in CPL 2020 draft". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  18. ^ "Teams Selected for Hero CPL 2020". Cricket West Indies. Retrieved 6 July 2020.
  19. ^ "Five South Africans to miss CPL after failing to confirm travel arrangements". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 July 2020.
  20. ^ "Shamsi shines as Titans extend their 4-Day Tournament dominance". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 12 November 2020.
  21. ^ "South Africa include Shamsi in ODI squad". ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 6 May 2016.
  22. ^ "West Indies Tri-Nation Series, 3rd Match: Australia v South Africa at Providence, Jun 7, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 June 2016.
  23. ^ "South Africa tour of Australia, 3rd Test: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 24-28, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  24. ^ "South Africa tour of England, 1st T20I: England v South Africa at Southampton, Jun 21, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 21 June 2017.
  25. ^ "Hashim Amla in World Cup squad; Reeza Hendricks, Chris Morris miss out". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 April 2019.
  26. ^ "Amla edges out Hendricks to make South Africa's World Cup squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 18 April 2019.

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