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Shamsi: how Windies and Ireland tour has taken its toll on the squad

Proteas have been away from their homes and families for almost two months, a challenging time for them

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SA limited overs front-line spinner Tabraiz Shamsi has spoken out on how the long tour to the West Indies and Ireland in the bio-bubble has taken its toll on the players and management.

The Proteas have been away from home for almost two months, starting in the West Indies where they arrived on June 1, to play two Tests in St Lucia and five T20s in Grenada. After winning both the Tests and T20 series in the Caribbean‚ they flew to Ireland where they drew the ODI series 1-1 and are playing a three-match T20 series.

“I am one of the guys who probably had the tour that I would have liked but still there is that human element, with things happening back home and a lot of us not having seen our children‚ our spouses and families for almost two months‚” said Shamsi who claimed five wickets in the ODI series against Ireland...

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