South Africa’s Tabraiz Shamsi wishes to play PSL


Karachi: South Africa’s left-arm wrist spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has expressed his wish to play Pakistan Super League (PSL).

In an interview with, the No.1 ranked T20I bowler Shamsi when asked if he wanted to play Pakistan’s biggest cricket extravaganza, he replied “Yes definitely”.

Tabraiz revealed that after playing Caribbean Premier League (CPL), domestic teams in South Africa started to take him seriously.

“I’ve been fortunate enough to play in the Caribbean Premier League and it was after I went to the CPL and did well that domestic teams in South Africa started to take me seriously and giving me regular game time and then I got picked for the national team after playing CPL and IPL,” he said.

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Shamsi also turned down the notion that players go to play in franchise leagues for money. “I find that it has helped my game quite a lot playing in the CPL, IPL and English County Cricket. People see it as a money thing and say that the players are participating in these tournaments for greed. Personally speaking, of course you do earn a bit of money but what is most important are the things that you learn from the people who are not really in your circle,” he maintained.

It must be noted that Shamsi has played two Tests, 24 ODI and 32 T20Is for South Africa. He has claimed 64 wickets overall.

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