During their warm-up game against Pakistan, South Africa suffered a severe setback as Tabraiz Shamsi, the team’s key spinner, was forced to leave the field due to an injury. He had a minor groin strain while bowling in the match, and as a result, he was unable to finish the game. South Africa will want to reclaim their best spinner ahead of their T20 World Cup opener against Australia. Shamsi is healing well, according to reports in Independent Media, but he will have to take a fitness test on Friday. The left-arm spinner has been in excellent form for the Proteas recently and will be an important figure for them.

“Due to a tight groin, Tabraiz Shamsi will sit out the rest of the match as a precaution. The Proteas medical team will assess him and determine the next steps as necessary”, Proteas media liaison Siphokazi Sokanyile stated 1earlier. Shamsi, who is now ranked as the best T20I bowler in the world, has been in excellent form over the last 12 months. He has the ability to bowl at various times of the game and is vital in providing the team with crucial breakthroughs. As a result, former West Indies spinner Samuel Badree has picked Shamsi as the player to watch in the main event.

With Australia, England, West Indies, Bangladesh, and the first qualifier from Group A, South Africa is in Group 1 of the Super 12s round. The squad has won both of their practise games and will head into the competition in strong shape. In the practise match, Shamsi appeared in good form and will be a key player for the team in the competition. Despite winning both practise games, the team’s batting consistency is a source of concern. The Proteas have strong opening options, but their middle-order has been a complete mess. The team will attempt to bring their “A” game to the fore as they begin their campaign against Australia.