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Tabraiz Shamsi
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Personal information
Full name Tabraiz Shamsi
Born 18 February 1990 (1990-02-18) (age 30)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman
Role Bowler
International information
National side South Africa
Only Test (cap 328) 24 November 2016 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 116) 7 June 2016 v Australia
Last ODI 13 february 2017 v India
ODI shirt no. 26
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2010 Gauteng
2010 Highveld Lions
2010 KwaZulu-Natal
2010–2014 Dolphins
2011–2014 KwaZulu-Natal Inland
2014–present Easterns
2014–present Titans
2015–present St Kitts and Nevis Patriots
2016–present Royal Challengers Bangalore
2017 Northamptonshire
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 5 70 57
Runs scored 18 0 505 95
Batting average 8.41 7.91
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 18* 0* 30* 13*
Balls bowled 263 264 12,331 2,478
Wickets 2 7 277 100
Bowling average 75.00 30.28 25.57 30.11
5 wickets in innings 0 0 18 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 5 n/a
Best bowling 1/49 3/36 8/85 5/40
Catches/stumpings 0/– 1/– 19/– 9/–
Source: Cricinfo, 27 January 2017

Tabraiz Shamsi (born February 18, 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 slow left-arm chinaman bowling. He has been criticised for his fielding during the one day and T20 series against India by dropping more than 6 catches.

Domestic career

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 postponed the tournament until November 2018.

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.

International career

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.

He made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia on 24 November 2016. 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. Virat Kohli became his first T20I wicket, which he captured in his 3rd T20I.

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