SA's Shamsi replaces injured Badree


April 23, 2016

MUMBAI, India (CMC):

South African left-arm spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has been drafted into the Royal Challengers Bangalore squad for the rest of the season to replace injured West Indies leg-spinner Samuel Badree.

The 26-year-old has played 68 first class matches, but is yet to represent South Africa. He went straight into the final XI for RCB's game yesterday against Rising Pune Supergiants and took one for 36 in four overs. Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 13 runs

Badree sustained a shoulder injury in the final of the Twenty20 World Cup in Kolkata earlier this month against England, and has failed to recover.

"RCB is pleased to have signed in SA's left arm chinaman bowler Tabraiz Shamsi for injured Badree," RCB chairman Amrit Thomas said.

"He is highly skillful with a lot of variations, and has had success in SA's domestic cricket as well as in the CPL this year. While we will miss Samuel Badree, we are excited about the variety that Shamsi brings to our bowling attack."

Shamsi is known to Caribbean fans, having proved a sensation in the Caribbean Premier League last season, snatching 11 wickets for new boys St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Badree, meanwhile, is the second West Indies player to be forced out of the IPL with injury after fellow Trinidadian Lendl Simmons was also ruled out for Mumbai Indians with a back injury.

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