South African wrist-spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has been added to the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots’ squad for the ongoing Caribbean Premier League.
Shamsi has replaced Nepal leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane.
This is not the South African’s first stint in the CPL. He represented the same franchise in previous editions of the West Indies’ premier domestic T20 tournament.
— Tabraiz Shamsi (@shamsi90) September 3, 2018
He has also played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League and Northamptonshire in England’s NatWest T20 Blast.
The talented 28-year-old has taken 95 wickets in 92 T20 appearances. His six T20Is for the Proteas have yielded four wickets.
‘I am a firm believer in hard work. Put in the hard work and you will be okay. Those are the sorts of things that have served me well enough so far and I will continue to look to them,’ he said in an interview with SA Cricket magazine.
He was named the One-Day Cup Cricketer of the Season and Ram Slam T20 Challenge Cricketer of the Season at the Cricket South Africa Awards earlier this year.
The Patriots currently occupy fourth position in the six-team standings, after four wins in nine attempts. The Trinbago Knight Riders lead the log, while the Barbados Tridents are at the foot.