Tabraiz Shamsi was born on 18 February, 1990 in Johannesburg, Transvaal Province of South Africa. He is a South African cricketer. He has played first-class cricket for teams such as Dolphins, Gauteng, Gauteng Under-19s, KwaZulu Natal, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Lions, and Titans. His batting style is right-handed and he is known for his slow left-arm chinaman bowling.
Shamsi was the leading wicket-taker for the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the Caribbean Premier League T20 in 2015. He was included in the Easterns cricket team squad for the 2015 Africa T20 Cup. In April 2016, Tabraiz was signed by Royal Challengers Bangalore as a replacement player for the injured Samuel Badree during the 2016 IPL and made his debut against Rising Pune Supergiants at Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium in Pune where he took 1/36 in 4 overs as Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 13 runs.
In May 2016, Shamsi was named in South Africa’s squad for the 2016 West Indies Tri-Series which started the following month. He made his One Day International (ODI) debut during the tournament on 7 June 2016 against Australia. He made his Test debut for South Africa against Australia on 24 November 2016. Nathan Lyon became his first test wicket, which he captured in his debut Test.
He made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for South Africa against England on 21 June 2017.