Proteas

Shamsi believes he can do something special at CWC

2018-09-10 18:54
tabraiz Shamsi
Tabraiz Shamsi (AP)

Cape Town - Proteas spinner Tabraiz Shamsi firmly believes that he can make a difference at next year's World Cup in England.

Shamsi, who is currently playing in the Caribbean Premier League, missed out on the Champions Trophy last year with Imran Tahir and Keshav Maharaj selected as the spinning options. 

Over a year later from the Proteas' group exit, Shamsi is determined to solidify his place in Ottis Gibson's squad for next year's showpiece.

"My ambition is to put in consistent performances and go to the World Cup and do some damage in England," Shamsi told ESPNCricinfo

"I don't want to just participate, I want to be somebody who makes a big difference in a big game and win it for South Africa. I firmly believe I will do something special at the World Cup, if I get picked."

The Proteas kick off their 2019 Cricket World Cup campaign against hosts England on May 30.

READ: Klaasen eager to work hard for CWC spot

Shamsi, who took six wickets in the recently concluded Sri Lanka one-day series, admits that South African spinners are making their way through the ranks.

"The spin department in the country looks much better than it has been before at any point," said Shamsi.

"(Shaun) von Berg, and Tahir are leg-spinners. I bowl left-arm wrist spin, Keshav (Maharaj) bowls left-arm orthodox, and there's Senuran Muthusamy with the 'A' team, who also bowls left-arm orthodox.

"Over the years, South Africa have always relied on fast bowlers, and maybe we didn't have as many good spinners back then. But now I see a shift with many good spinners coming up," he said.

The Proteas' next assignment will be against Zimbabwe - where they host 3 ODIs and 3 T20Is - with the first one-layer starting on September 30.

Read more on:    proteas  |  cwc 2019  |  tabraiz shamsi  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Fixtures
Sunday, 30 September 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, , Kimberley 10:00
Wednesday, 03 October 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, , Bloemfontein 11:00
Saturday, 06 October 2018
South Africa v Zimbabwe, Paarl 13:00
Previous Results

Date Match Result
Vote

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.