Tabraiz Shamsi (born 18 February 1990) 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.
|Full name||Tabraiz Shamsi|
|Born||18 February 1990|
Johannesburg, South Africa
|Bowling||Left-arm unorthodox spin|
|Test debut (cap 328)||24 November 2016 v Australia|
|Last Test||12 July 2018 v Sri Lanka|
|ODI debut (cap 116)||7 June 2016 v Australia|
|Last ODI||4 March 2020 v Australia|
|T20I debut (cap 72)||21 June 2017 v England|
|Last T20I||1 December 2020 v England|
|Domestic team information|
|2015–present||St Kitts and Nevis Patriots|
|2016–2018||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2019||Hampshire (squad no. 90)|
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. He was included in the Easterns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup.
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.
In August 2017, he was named in Stellenbosch Monarchs' squad for the first season of the T20 Global League. However, in October 2017, Cricket South Africa initially postponed the tournament until November 2018, with it being cancelled soon after.
He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Ram Slam T20 Challenge, finishing the tournament with 16 wickets from 11 matches. He was also the leading wicket-taker in the 2017–18 Momentum One Day Cup, with 26 wickets in 9 matches.
In June 2018, he was named in the squad for the Titans team for the 2018–19 season. In October 2018, he was named in Paarl Rocks' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament. He was the joint-leading wicket-taker for the team in the tournament, with ten dismissals in nine matches.
In July 2019, he was selected to play for the Edinburgh Rocks in the inaugural edition of the Euro T20 Slam cricket tournament. However, the following month the tournament was cancelled. In September 2019, he was named in the squad for the Paarl Rocks team for the 2019 Mzansi Super League tournament. In July 2020, he was named in the Jamaica Tallawahs squad for the 2020 Caribbean Premier League. However, Shamsi was one of five South African cricketers to miss the tournament, after failing to confirm travel arrangements in due time.
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.
In May 2016, he was named in South Africa's squad for the 2016 West Indies Tri-Series which started the following month. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut during the tournament on 7 June 2016 against Australia.
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