Shabnim Ismail


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Ismail is one of the fastest female bowlers in the world, having clocked 128 kph in 2016.


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South Africa

South Africa


Alongside being one of the fastest female bowlers in the world, Ismail has many incredible records which exemplify her consistent contribution to South African cricket.

She made her international debut in early 2007 in an ODI against Pakistan, followed by her T20I debut later that year.

Her ascent to becoming South Africa's current leading wicket-taker across all formats, has had many memorable highlights. Her 6-10 against the Netherlands in November 2011 still remains to be the best bowling figures by a South African woman in ODI cricket.

In 2015, she was nominated for South African Sportswoman of the Year for her contribution to the game.

Ismail also holds an astonishing record of having appeared in every Women's World T20 game for South Africa up until their last match against Bangladesh in the 2018 edition.

Athletic Ismail takes a boundary blinder

Thunder quick Shabnim Ismail produced some fancy footwork to take this excellent catch on the boundary

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Proteas win thriller despite late panic

A nerveless Shabnim Ismail struck 16 off the penultimate over after a stunning collapse from the South Africa, getting them home by three wickets over Pakistan

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Electric Ismail tears through Stars' top-order

South African quick Shabnim Ismail made a splash in her first game for the Renegades, tearing through the Stars' top order with a brilliant display of fast bowling at the MCG

Thunder star Ismail feels the need for speed

Proteas and Thunder quick Shabnim Ismail is one of the fastest in the world, and she is relishing Australian conditions


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