Shabnim Ismail

Shabnim Ismail

Shabnim Ismail


National Side

South Africa

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Cape Town, South Africaa

Batting Style

Left-hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right-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.