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Tabraiz Shamsi joins the Steelbacks for the NatWest T20 Blast

South African left arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi will join the Northamptonshire Steelbacks for the NatWest T20 Blast, which begins on Friday July 7th versus Derbyshire Falcons.

Shamsi has represented South Africa 8 times, across all three formats and played in both the Caribbean and the Indian Premier League T20 tournaments.

The Johannesburg-born spinner has taken 60 wickets in T20 cricket, at a strike rate of 21.7 and an economy rate of 7.21.


The 27-year-old will be available for the first three games of the campaign and will then be replaced by Sri Lankan, Seekkuge Prasanna, who will join the squad after his national commitments.

This exciting leg spinner has worked his way back into the one-day national squad in recent months and will miss the start of the NatWest T20 Blast Campaign, to represent his country against Zimbabwe.

The series between the two nations begins on June 30th, with a total of five one-day internationals to be played. The final fixture will take place on July 10th.


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New signing Shamsi said:

“I’m delighted to be joining Northamptonshire Steelbacks this summer for the NatWest T20 Blast. I look forward to entertaining the crowds at The County Ground and contributing to wins for the team.”

Head coach David Ripley said:

“We’re delighted to welcome Tabraiz to our NatWest T20 Blast squad. He is an experienced T20 player, having played both in the CPL and IPL. He is a very effective leg spinner, something I believe crucial in modern T20 cricket.”


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