National SideSouth Africa
Date of Birth5/10/1988
Place of BirthCape Town, South Africaa
Batting StyleLeft-hand Bat
Bowling StyleRight-arm fast medium
Entering the team as a reserve pace-option, she dominated the bowling ranks when she equaled the highest number of wickets for the Proteas in 2014. The only set back in her career was the brief suspension due to alcohol related issue in 2014, but in 2015 she was recognized for her efforts in cricket by the government. She produced many match winning innings figures of 6/10 and 5/30 in World-cup Qualifiers in 2011 and bi-lateral series against India in 2018.
Ismail also plays county cricket for the Gauteng Women’s and Western Province Women’s team.An aggressive bowler by nature, Ismail has struck world batters and made it hard for them to earn runs when she is in good form.
The bowler has had a good form until 2015, but after that she barely managed to do well in important tournaments including World-cups.
However, in 2018, she worked on her swinging action and this is a bonus to the Proteas team. She is signed by the Yorkshire Diamonds for the Kia super league in 2016 and also has played as a reserve call-up for the Melbourne Renegades in 2015 season. She is a compulsory inclusion for the Proteas to maintain their high pace options in home conditions.
- July 5, 2020
Laura Wolvaardt capped off what was a brilliant season bagging three awards in the CSA 2019-20 end of season awards.
- June 7, 2020
This week we rewind to 2016 when Chamari Atapattu registered her maiden T20 fifty against South Africa in the ICC Women's T20 World Cup.
- May 13, 2020
In cricket, it is often the who, what, when and how that get all attention, while the where - the cricket ground - flies under the radar.
- May 6, 2020
Besides Trisha Chetty and Shabnim Ismail; Nondumiso Shangase, Nonkuloleko Mlaba and Chloe Tryon have also been retained for 2020-21 season.