Cricket South Africa (CSA) would like to be among the first to congratulate Proteas spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi, on reaching his 50th T20 international in the Proteas’ third of the five-match series against India today.
The 32-year-old made his debut in 2017 against England and has been a vital member of the team, even during his three years of waiting in the wings and touring with the team as Imran Tahir’s backup. When he received his opportunity, he ensured it was not wasted and has been a valued member of the Proteas brand ever since, with 57 wickets and best bowling figures in an innings of 4/25 and an economy of 6.86 and average of 21.56.
CSA CEO, Mr Pholetsi Moseki said:
“It’s a proud day for all of us, celebrating one of South African cricket’s favourite characters. I use that word on purpose, because Tabraiz has shown strong character over the years, while being excellent in his wait in the wings and burst onto the scene with talent and a few magic tricks up his sleeve.
“The fact that Tabraiz is still the number one T20I Bowler in the ICC Rankings speaks volumes about his hard work and contribution to the Proteas over this past season and we truly wish him all the best in today’s fixture against India, where he has already made us proud.
“May this be the start of many more seasons of entertainment and success for him.”
South Africa take on India at 19:00 IST, 15:30 SAST and the match will be live on SuperSport.
Proteas T20 squad vs India
Temba Bavuma (captain, Imperial Lions), Quinton de Kock (Momentum Multiply Titans), Reeza Hendricks (Imperial Lions), Heinrich Klaasen (Momentum Multiply Titans), Keshav Maharaj (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), David Miller (Hollywoodbets Dolphins), Lungi Ngidi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Anrich Nortje (Gbets Warriors), Wayne Parnell (Six Gun Grill Western Province), Dwaine Pretorius (North West Dragons), Kagiso Rabada (Imperial Lions), Tabraiz Shamsi (Momentum Multiply Titans), Tristan Stubbs (Gbets Warriors), Rassie van der Dussen (Imperial Lions), Marco Jansen (Gbets Warriors).
India T20I series vs South Africa itinerary:
09 June 1st T20I Delhi SA won by 7 wickets
12 June 2nd T20I Cuttack SA won by 4 wickets
14 June 3rd T20I Vizag
17 June 4th T20I Rajkot
19 June 5th T20I Bengaluru