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Imran Tahir Profile, Latest News, Stats and Personal Life

Imran Tahir

Imran Tahir

Born: In March 27, 1979, Lahore, Pakistan
National Team: South Africa
Playing As: Bowler
Batting: Right-hand batsman
Bowling: Slow-Legbreak googly

Competence              Test       ODI         T20I
Total Matches             20        100            38
Best Score                   29*        29             9*
Wickets Taken             57        166           63
Bowl Avg                  40.24     24.34      15.04
5 Wickets                     2           3              2
10 Wickets                   0           0              0
Top Bowling             5/32       7/45        5/23

Muhammad Imran Tahir is born in Pakistan but he plays cricket from South African National team. He is a spin bowler and right handed batsman. Throughout his career, Imran Tahir, a leg break bowler, made sporadic appearances for each of these teams, suggesting that for a longer moment he did not stick to one location and did not live up to his own potential. His first-class record, however, was impressive, earning him a call-up to South Africa’s Test Squad in 2010 for their home series against England.

But the choice to include him in the side was reversed on the same day as it was discovered that at that stage in time Tahir was not eligible to play for South Africa.However, the Pakistan-born Tahir continued to impress Dolphins at the national stage. He was lastly given South African citizenship in 2011, before being selected against India for the ODIs, although he did not play a single. In the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, Tahir made his ODI debut against West Indies and instantly shot to fame with his crafty leg-spin that helped him conjure 4-for-41 numbers. The juggernaut persisted as he scalped 14 wickets from five games before he was ruled out of the tournament by a thumb fracture.

However, a test debut came against Australia later in the year, and he had a good beginning to it before enduring one of his cricketing career’s worst stages in Adelaide. The Australian batsmen took him to the cleaners and ended up with the worst bowling figures in Test cricket history-0/260. After that, he was dropped and substituted by Robin Peterson.Nearly a year later, with his maiden Test five-wicket haul against Pakistan in Dubai, a determined Tahir produced his comeback in a great way. He finished in the game with eight wickets and helped level the two-match series 1-1 in South Africa. However, Fame was short-lived as Tahir was unable to disturb even a wee bit the touring Indians and was assaulted by them in Johannesburg’s first test. Imran will therefore always be one of the premium spinners generated by South Africa. He’s not getting any younger but he has an unparalleled passion for the match.

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