Tabraiz Shamsi returns to the Test fold for South Africa after 20 long months

Shamsi has only played one Test match for South Africa.

Tabraiz Shamsi | Source Getty

South African left-arm spinner, Tabraiz Shamsi believes it will feel like a debut all over again while playing against Sri Lanka in their first Test match. Tabraiz Shamsi who will play in the white jersey for South Africa after nearly 20 months, says it feels like I am playing my debut match.

“I’ve played just the one Test and it was such a long time ago that it will definitely feel like my debut again if I’m chosen here. So I’m really excited but there are nerves as well. It was nice to get some overs under the belt because I’ve never been to Sri Lanka before, and I was able to get a feel for the pitches and the conditions.

“We don’t often play two spinners, it will go according to conditions, so there’s no guarantee I will play. If I do, I will just do my best and whoever is selected, I’m sure they will do a great job. We have a great attack, it doesn’t just rely on one person, and I will just do whatever I can do, there’s no pressure on me,” Shamsi said on Monday.

The 28-year old cricketer took 5 wickets in their practice match against Sri Lanka. Now the wrist-spinner has some good chances to make it to the playing XI against Sri Lanka with Keshav Maharaja  to most probably lose his spot due to his illness. 

(Inputs from The Citizen) 

By Kunal Kataria - 10 Jul, 2018

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