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Sohail Mahmoud

South Africa | All-Rounder (Spin)


Sohail Mahmoud
Country South Africa
Player Status Available
Player Type All-Rounder (Spin)
Player RoleRH Top Order Bat | RA Leg-Break
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Ineligible for UK (Ireland / Holland only)
Major TeamsSouth African School Colts, KwaZulu-Natal Inland, Dolphins Cubs, Dolphins Academy, KwaZulu-Natal Inland U19s, U17s
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket South Africa Level 1 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)




Sohail Mahmoud (22) is quite the prospect who enjoyed a barnstroming 2018/19 domestic summer. Playing for KwaZulu-Natal Inland, the all-rounder struck his maiden List A century – an outstanding 120-ball 122 not out against a very strong Eastern Province seam attack featuring the likes of Glenton Stuurman, Tian Koekemoer and Kelly Smuts. His innings, which led his side to victory (on 28 Oct 2018), included 11 fours and 7 sixes. He subsequently went went on to score 299 runs at 33.22 and took 11 wickets at 26.63 in his 10 List A matches throughout the summer. 

Mahmoud is a player that comes highly recommended by former Warriors batsman Mike Smith, who coached Mahmoud as a talented schoolboy at the prestigious Maritzburg College. Smith rated him as a promising white ball type player – someone with a future. Current KZN Inland head coach, Shane Burger, recently stated that Mahmoud has “taken time to adapt to a professional environment but has matured this season”. Burger suggests Mahmoud would be a “handy overseas”.

Whilst he’s yet to find his feet at first-class level, his white ball form over the past two seasons has suggested he has potential to play Franchise cricket in due course. Whilst he made his debut in all formats in 2015, following a glittering junior career which saw him play 3 Coke Weeks and represent the Dolphins Cubs and nudge South Africa Under-19 selection, last summer (2017/18) was a breakthrough season for Mahmoud. In List A cricket, the leg-spinner took 11 wickets at 25.18 and was awarded the KZN Inland’s “Most Improved Player”. A strong winter followed, and Mahmoud has continued to impress throughout the 2018/19 season.

Much is now expected of this promising all-rounder and, having never played abroad, Mahmoud is eager to secure a club in Europe for the 2019 season. He represents an outstanding professional – an explosive top/opening batsman and gifted leg-spinner – an ideal overseas recruit for the 2019 summer.


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Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 11 17 1 163 29 10.18 598 385 6 2-38 64.16
List A 33 30 4 587 122* 22.57 977 817 31 3-16 26.35
Twenty20 20 12 5 106 28 15.14 192 282 7 2-15 40.28

Statistical record last updated 19th July, 2019
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