Tabraiz Shamsi probably owes his meteoric rise through the domestic ranks to West Indies batting star, Marlon Samuels, who recruited him for one of the Caribbean Premier League franchises on the strength of his bowling in the nets to the Windies tourists.
Since then his career has gone from strength to strength, particularly in the T20 format, and he received a call-up to join IPL 2016 finalists, Royal Challengers Bangalore, for whom he performed with distinction before being sidelined by injury.
It came as no surprise when he received his first Proteas call-up for the triangular ODI Series in the West Indies in mid-2016. He had an impressive international debut in the memorable victory over Australia in the Proteas’ second game of the series.
Powerade South Africa A spinner Tabraiz Shamsi credits his four wickets in the 164-run, One-Day Triangular Series victory against Afghanistan A on Sunday to pressure created by the other bowlers rather than his own doing
Reeza Hendricks smashed an unbeaten 145-ball 173 runs and Tabraiz Shamsi took four wickets for just 19, giving the Powerade South Africa A team their second consecutive, bonus-point victory in the One-Day Triangular Series, this time against Afghanistan A at Assupol Tuks Oval in Pretoria on Sunday
Half-centuries from Reeza Hendricks and Heino Kuhn were not enough for South Africa ‘A’ as they slipped to a nine-wicket defeat to the England Lions in the opening unofficial One-Day International of their three-match series in Nottingham on Thursday
Cricket South Africa (CSA) today announced the Standard Bank Proteas Men’s and the Momentum Women’s squads to be awarded national contracts for the 2017-18 season