Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Tabraiz Shamsi leaves tour mid-way before second Test due to family reasons

Shamsi, playing in his second Test, returned match figures of four for 128 in the first game in Galle, where Sri Lanka routed South Africa by 278 runs inside three days.

Reuters, Jul 16, 2018 19:34:06 IST

Colombo: South Africa spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has left the tour of Sri Lanka for unspecified family reasons, officials said on Monday.

Sri Lanka vs South Africa: Tabraiz Shamsi leaves tour mid-way before second Test due to family reasons

File image of Tabraiz Shamsi. AFP

No decision has been made on a return date and no replacement has been named ahead of the second Test in Colombo starting on Friday.

Shamsi, playing in his second test, returned match figures of four for 128 in the first game in Galle, where Sri Lanka routed South Africa by 278 runs inside three days.

The tourists have two other specialist spinners on the tour in left-armer Keshav Maharaj and uncapped leg-spinner Shaun von Berg.

South Africa also play five ODIs and a single T20I match in Sri Lanka. Shamsi was included in the squads for both formats.

 

Updated Date: Jul 16, 2018 19:34:06 IST


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Team p w l nr pts
India 9 7 1 1 15
Australia 9 7 2 0 14
England 9 6 3 0 12
New Zealand 9 5 3 1 11
Pakistan 9 5 3 1 11
Sri Lanka 9 3 4 2 8
South Africa 9 3 5 1 7
Bangladesh 9 3 5 1 7
West Indies 9 2 6 1 5
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2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
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2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
6 Pakistan 4756 97
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2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254