Tabraiz Shamsi

Country: South Africa
Born: February 18, 1990, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Wrist spin
Playing role: Bowler

Tabraiz Shamsi Bio

Tabraiz Shamsi is a prominent left-arm wristspin bowler hailing from South Africa. Known for his ample variations and exceptional googly, Shamsi has emerged as one of the talented spinners in a country that has seen an upsurge in spin bowling talent.

Shamsi’s cricketing journey had its fair share of ups and downs. He honed his skills whilst bouncing between the Highveld and Kwa-Zulu Natal, tirelessly pushing for a spot at the franchise level. His breakthrough came after a remarkable 2013-2014 season for Easterns, where he claimed 47 wickets at an impressive average of 20.02, finishing third in the three-day cup wicket-takers’ list.

The following year, Shamsi participated in the franchise 20-over competition and immediately caught the attention of the touring West Indians. His performance impressed the Caribbean Premier League franchise St Kitts and Nevis Patriots, who promptly acquired him for the 2015 season. Under the guidance of coach Eric Simons, Shamsi impressed further by claiming 11 wickets at a remarkable average of 13.27 in just seven matches.

Keeping up his stellar performances, Shamsi gained more opportunities in franchise cricket in the subsequent season. He capitalized on these opportunities and finished as the leading spinner in South Africa’s first-class competition during the 2015-2016 summer. His 41 wickets at an average of 19.97 played a crucial role in Titans’ title win.

Shamsi’s talent and prowess on the field eventually led him to be selected as a replacement player for Samuel Badree by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 2016 Indian Premier League. This marked his participation in two prestigious T20 leagues even before he received his call-up to the national side.

His international debut came in June 2016, during a triangular series in the Caribbean. Subsequently, in the same year, Shamsi made his Test debut against Australia in Adelaide, followed by his debut in T20 internationals the following June. However, despite these appearances, Shamsi struggled to secure a regular place in the South African side due to the established presence of Keshav Maharaj in Test cricket and Imran Tahir as the white-ball specialist.

The turning point in Shamsi’s career came after Tahir’s retirement from ODI cricket following the 2019 World Cup. Seizing this opportunity, Shamsi showcased his true potential. He finished second on the Mzansi Super League wicket-charts in the 2019-2020 summer, playing a pivotal role in the triumph of the Paarl Rocks. His exceptional performances in white-ball series against England and Australia solidified his place in the national side.

Apart from his ability to take wickets, Shamsi has also demonstrated the valuable skill of being able to hold an end, a characteristic that South Africa has always desired from their spinners. His inclusion in the 2019 World Cup squad and subsequent performances have solidified his position as a key player in the South African cricket team.

Tabraiz Shamsi’s cricketing journey, marked by perseverance and numerous accomplishments, showcases his immense talent and potential. As he continues to develop and mature as a player, it is evident that he is destined for greatness in the world of cricket.

Tabraiz Shamsi Career Stats

Tabraiz Shamsi Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 2 4 3 20 18* 20 48 41.66 0 0 2 0 0 0
T20Is 65 14 9 10 4* 2 27 37.03 0 0 0 0 12 0
ODIs 51 14 10 38 11* 9.5 67 56.71 0 0 4 0 8 0
FC 84 101 29 568 36 7.88 1189 47.77 0 0 71 3 21 0
List A 137 47 24 169 15* 7.34 281 60.14 0 0 19 1 25 0
T20s 241 49 29 83 15* 4.15 154 53.89 0 0 2 1 33 0

Tabraiz Shamsi Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 2 4 483 278 6 3/91 4/128 46.33 3.45 80.5 0 0 0
T20Is 65 65 1408 1732 78 5/24 5/24 22.2 7.38 18 2 1 0
ODIs 51 48 2481 2284 72 5/49 5/49 31.72 5.52 34.4 3 1 0
FC 84 146 15574 8861 334 8/32 13/120 26.52 3.41 46.6 12 22 5
List A 137 129 6403 5574 191 5/40 5/40 29.18 5.22 33.5 5 3 0
T20s 241 235 5065 6168 278 5/24 5/24 22.18 7.3 18.2 7 1 0

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