Tabraiz Shamsi

South Africa
Age
February 18, 1990 (31 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Johannesburg, Gauteng
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
South Africa
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm chinaman

Tabraiz Shamsi is a South African left-arm chinaman bowler. He was born on 18 February 1990. Shamsi has appeared in first-class games for various teams such as Titans, Lions, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, KwaZulu Natal, Gauteng U19s, Gauteng and Dolphins. He was a student at Parktown Boys High School in Johannesburg.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

South Africa, Dolphins, Easterns, Hampshire, KwaZulu Natal Inland, Northamptonshire, South Africa A, Titans, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Warriors, Jamaica Tallawahs, St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, Stellenbosch Kings, Paarl Rocks, Edinburgh Rocks, KG’s Kingfishers

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
29
5
4
9
9*
9
21
42.86
0
0
0
0
T20I
39
8
5
4
2*
1.33
18
22.22
0
0
0
0
Test
3
5
3
23
18*
11.5
55
41.82
0
0
2
0
IPL
4
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
29
28
1465
1303
36
5/49
5.34
36.19
40.69
2
1
0
T20I
39
39
870
965
47
4/25
6.66
20.53
18.51
2
0
0
Test
3
4
483
278
6
3/91
3.45
46.33
80.5
0
0
0
IPL
4
4
96
147
3
1/21
9.19
49
32
0
0
0

T20 and Domestic Career

In 2015, Shamsi got on top of the wickets tally for St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the CPL (Caribbean Premier League). He was a member of the Easterns team in the Africa T20 Cup that year. In April 2016, he was picked by Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2016 IPL (Indian Premier League). In his first match versus Rising Pune Supergiants in Pune, he grabbed 1/36 in four overs to help his team notch a 14-run victory.

In August 2017, Shamsi was selected to Stellenbosch Monarchs’ team for the maiden edition of the T20 Global League. However, this tournament was later canceled. Shamsi was on top of the wickets tally in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge in the 2017 – 2018 season with 16 scalps taken in 11 games. He also had the highest wicket numbers in the Momentum One Day Cup in 2017 – 2018, with 26 dismissals in nine games.

Shamsi was selected in the Titans squad for the 2018 – 2019 season. Later in October 2018, he was picked by the Paarl Rocks for the maiden Mzansi Super League T20 competition. He had the joint highest wicket tally in this tournament with 10 scalps in 9 games.

In July 2019, the Edinburgh Rocks picked Shamsi in their squad for the first season of the Euro T20 Slam competition. However, this tournament was canceled the next month. In September 2019, the Paarl Rocks selected Shamsi for the Mzansi Super League tournament held that year. After that, in July 2020, the Jamaica Tallawahs included him in their team for the CPL 2020.

International Career

Shamsi made his ODI debut against Australia in June 2016. His first Test was played against the same side several months later, in November 2016. Shamsi’s first Test victim was Nathan Lyon. He debuted in T20Is playing against England in June 2017. Shamsi’s first T20I scalp was Virat Kohli of India in his third game. Moreover, he was part of the South African squad that participated in the 2019 ODI World Cup.

IPL Career Stats

Shamsi played 4 games for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2016 IPL season and bagged 3 wickets at an average of 49.00, an economy rate of 9.18 and a strike rate of 32.00.

T20I Career Stats

As of July 2020, Shamsi has played 22 T20Is, grabbing 17 scalps at an average of 35.11, an economy rate of 7.46 and a strike rate of 28.2.

ODI Career Stats

Shamsi has also starred in 22 ODIs, picking up 26 wickets at an average of 38.19, an economy rate of 7.46 and a strike rate of 28.2.

Test Career Stats

Shamsi has appeared in 2 Tests, taking 6 wickets at an average of 46.33 and a strike rate of 80.5.

Career Progress

Shamsi boasts a deceptive googly and numerous variations which are the reasons for his success in first-class and international cricket. He was developing steadily and was a leading player in the promising crop of spinners produced by South Africa in domestic cricket. Shamsi shone for Easterns in the 2013 – 2014 domestic season, gaining 47 scalps at 20.02 to have the third-highest wicket tally in the 3-day cup.

In the 2015 CPL, Shamsi bowled well for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots, getting 11 scalps at 13.27 in 7 games. He was the best spinner in South African first-class cricket in 2015, snaring 41 dismissals at 19.97 to help Titans win the title.

After Shamsi made his international debuts in all 3 formats, he could not get a regular spot in the national team as Imran Tahir was preferred for limited-overs games and Keshav Maharaj for Tests. Shamsi played 2 matches of the 2019 ODI World Cup. He grabbed his chance after Tahir had retired from ODIs at the end of the tournament.

In 2019 – 2020, Shamsi was the second-highest wicket-taker in the Mzansi Super League, helping the Paarl Rocks win the tournament. His excellent performances earned him a regular place in the South African team for limited-overs series versus Australia and England. Apart from being a capable spin bowler, Shamsi can solidly stonewall as a lower-order batsman to help his teams gather useful runs at the end of an innings.

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