Ismail made her international debut at the age of 17 in January 2007 against Pakistan.
She has moved from being the first change bowler to becoming the leading opening bowler for the national team.
Her favourite cricketer is Morne Morkel.
She is a big soccer fan and enjoys shooting pool in her spare time.
Momentum Proteas pace bowler, Shabnim Ismail took a remarkable 4/14 in 7.2 overs to help restrict Zimbabwe to 113 and set up a seven-wicket victory for her side, when they met in the seventh match of the Cricket South Africa (CSA) Women’s Quadrangular Series in Potchefstroom on Monday
Shabnim Ismail took her second ever five-wicket haul while Raisibe Ntozakhe took an excellent 3/8 on debut to set up a convincing, eight-wicket win for the Momentum Proteas in the first One-Day International of the Cricket South Africa Women’s Quadrangular series in Potchefstroom on Sunday
A ruthless performance by the bowling unit saw them set up a 10-wicket victory for the Momentum Proteas women in their last Group B match against Papua New Guinea (PNG) at the Nondescripts Cricket Club Ground in Colombo on Monday.
CRICKET SOUTH AFRICA has today suspended Shabnim Ismail and Trisha Chetty, two of its nationally contracted women players, for repeat offences that breach its Rules and Code of Code of Conduct (“the Code”)