IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals spinner Tabraiz Shamsi on Special Task during IPL in UAE, ‘pick info about wickets before T20 World Cup’

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals spinner Tabraiz Shamsi on Special Task during IPL in UAE, 'pick info about wickets before T20 World Cup'
IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals spinner Tabraiz Shamsi on Special Task during IPL in UAE, 'pick info about wickets before T20 World Cup'

IPL 2021 – Rajasthan Royals Tabraiz Shamsi: The world’s No. 1 T20 ranked bowler Tabraiz Shamsi will be on a very special task during IPL in UAE. Yes, he will be playing for Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2021, but his special task would be ‘to gather inside information on nature of pitches in UAE’ for South Africa.

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals spinner Tabraiz Shamsi on Special Task during IPL in UAE, ‘pick info about wickets before T20 World Cup’

“It will be nice if I can play on those pitches and get some inside information and gain some experience; just to be able to pick up some knowledge and information that might help South Africa in the World Cup.”, declared Tabraiz Shamsi.

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IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals spinner Tabraiz Shamsi on Special Task during IPL in UAE, ‘pick info about wickets before T20 World Cup’

IPL 2021 – Tabraiz Shamsi: The 31-year-old left-arm spinner feels South Africa will do well at the T20 World Cup, considering their strong bowling attack & his IPL experience will help the team.

“…I believe we have one of the best bowling attacks in the world. All we need is a bit of game time. I’m not saying that because we’ve won a couple of series back-to-back. The talent in the squad is there,” he said.

“We might be inexperienced at the international level but it doesn’t mean that we don’t have the skill. We showcased that against a very strong West Indies team, and against Ireland.

“Nobody here wants to lose and I know the people back home don’t want to see us losing. So we’re pushing it. We just need a bit more time together. The more we play together the better we’re going to get.”

IPL 2021 – Rajasthan Royals Tabraiz Shamsi: Tabraiz Shamsi, the world no. 1 ranked T20I bowler in ICC rankings, will be joining the Royals squad as a replacement for Australian pacer Andrew Tye for the remainder of IPL scheduled to be held in the UAE from September 19.

“I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I’m not excited about (the IPL). I am very excited. Especially because I’ve never played in Dubai and Abu Dhabi,” Tabraiz Shamsi was quoted as saying by ‘ESPNcricinfo’.

IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals spinner Tabraiz Shamsi on Special Task during IPL in UAE, ‘pick info about wickets before T20 World Cup’

“The IPL is a different thing. I have played in the past but I was a lot younger and I didn’t get a lot of game time regularly. When you get regular game time, you can showcase what you can do. You can improve.”

Shamsi had earlier played four IPL matches in which he picked up three wickets for the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who had recruited him as a replacement player during the 2016 season.

“…I’m really happy I got picked up in the IPL because I’ve never been there and played there,” said Tabraiz Shamsi, who has since picked up 45 wickets in 39 T20Is, along with 32 wickets in 27 ODIs for South Africa.

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