Full name Shabnim Ismail
Born October 5, 1988, Cape Town, Cape Province
Current age 31 years 234 days
Major teams Gauteng Women, South Africa Women, Western Province Women
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Only Test||Netherlands Women v South Africa Women at Rotterdam, Jul 28-31, 2007 scorecard|
|ODI debut||South Africa Women v Pakistan Women at Pretoria, Jan 20, 2007 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand Women v South Africa Women at Hamilton, Jan 30, 2020 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand Women v South Africa Women at Taunton, Aug 10, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Australia Women v South Africa Women at Sydney, Mar 5, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/20||SA Women||v AUS Women||Sydney||5 Mar 2020||WT20I # 865|
|1/17||SA Women||v PAK Women||Sydney||1 Mar 2020||WT20I # 860|
|3/8||SA Women||v Thai Women||Canberra||28 Feb 2020||WT20I # 856|
|1/26||SA Women||v ENG Women||Perth||23 Feb 2020||WT20I # 849|
|0/30||SA Women||v AUS Women||Adelaide||18 Feb 2020||Other T20|
|-||SA Women||v SL Women||Adelaide||16 Feb 2020||Other T20|
|1/21||SA Women||v NZ Women||Wellington||10 Feb 2020||WT20I # 844|
|0/28||SA Women||v NZ Women||Wellington||9 Feb 2020||WT20I # 843|
|0, 1/19||SA Women||v NZ Women||Hamilton||6 Feb 2020||WT20I # 837|
|2, 0/19||SA Women||v NZ Women||Mount Maunganui||2 Feb 2020||WT20I # 834|
Opening fast-medium bowler Shabnim Ismail made her debut for South Africa as they emerged from their wilderness years in 2007, and quickly became their all-time leading international wicket-taker, a position she maintained throughout her career, having taken 149 international wickets up to and including the 2016 Women's World T20 in India.
In November 2011, she took 6 for 10 as South Africa bowled out the Netherlands for 36 in a World Cup qualifier in Bangladesh.
Her career has not been without controversy - in 2014 she was briefly suspended from the National Academy, after an alcohol-related incident. On a brighter note, in 2015 she was nominated for South African Sportswoman of the Year at the South African Sports awards, missing out to road-cyclist Ashleigh Moolman.
A reserve call-up for the first Women's Big Bash League in 2015-16, Ismail played two matches for the Melbourne Renegades, taking 3 for 10 in her debut versus Melbourne Stars.
Having played in every Women's World T20 since the competition's inauguration in 2009, she once again opened the bowling for South Africa in all four of their matches at the 2016 edition in India; but by her high standards had a disappointing tournament, albeit in tough conditions for pace bowling, taking just 3 wickets at an economy rate of 6.25. Syd Egan