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Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 36 years 3 days

Major teams South Africa, Delhi Daredevils, Dolphins, Durham 2nd XI, Easterns, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Lahore City, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Whites, Lions, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Under-19s, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Sialkot, South Africa A, Staffordshire, Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan, Sussex 2nd XI, Titans, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI, Water and Power Development Authority, Yorkshire

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Legbreak googly

Mohammad Imran Tahir
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 16 16 7 109 29* 12.11 194 56.18 0 0 13 1 7 0
ODIs 38 13 7 60 23* 10.00 84 71.42 0 0 8 0 9 0
T20Is 16 2 2 17 9* - 11 154.54 0 0 1 1 3 0
First-class 174 216 54 2341 77* 14.45 0 4 75 0
List A 147 46 16 367 41* 12.23 0 0 31 0
Twenty20 101 21 10 108 17* 9.81 83 130.12 0 0 11 4 25 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 16 30 3355 1995 43 5/32 8/130 46.39 3.56 78.0 0 1 0
ODIs 38 37 1978 1436 70 5/45 5/45 20.51 4.35 28.2 5 1 0
T20Is 16 16 354 367 25 4/21 4/21 14.68 6.22 14.1 1 0 0
First-class 174 34430 18779 711 8/76 26.41 3.27 48.4 48 10
List A 147 6627 5006 222 5/27 5/27 22.54 4.53 29.8 11 4 0
Twenty20 101 96 2145 2350 112 4/21 4/21 20.98 6.57 19.1 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 9-11, 2011 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 24, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Jan 11, 2015 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class South Africa v West Indies at Port Elizabeth, Dec 26-30, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 24, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 South Africa v West Indies at Johannesburg, Jan 11, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/40 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 24 Mar 2015 ODI # 3644
4/26 South Africa v Sri Lanka Sydney 18 Mar 2015 ODI # 3640
1/40 South Africa v U.A.E. Wellington 12 Mar 2015 ODI # 3633
1/38, 0 South Africa v Pakistan Auckland 7 Mar 2015 ODI # 3626
0/50 South Africa v Ireland Canberra 3 Mar 2015 ODI # 3621
5/45 South Africa v West Indies Sydney 27 Feb 2015 ODI # 3616
1/48, 8 South Africa v India Melbourne 22 Feb 2015 ODI # 3610
3/36 South Africa v Zimbabwe Hamilton 15 Feb 2015 ODI # 3601
0/52, 3 South Africa v New Zealand Christchurch 11 Feb 2015 Other OD
1/46 South Africa v Sri Lanka Christchurch 9 Feb 2015 Other OD
Profile

Imran Tahir is the epitome of a journeyman cricketer. In fact, he has barely stopped moving. Since starting his first-class career in 1996-97 he has racked up at least 10 teams ranging from Lahore to Yorkshire via the Titans in South Africa. He has had stints with three English counties; Middlesex, Yorkshire and Hampshire, who he signed for in 2008. That he has never remained anywhere for very long suggests a cricketer who has failed to live up to his potential, but his first-class record is impressive with a fine average and imposing strike-rate - impressive enough, in fact, to earn him a call-up to the South Africa Test squad in January 2010 during their home series against England.

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Mar 24, 2015

Imran Tahir appeals for a wicket, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st semi-final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Imran Tahir appeals for a wicket

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Mar 24, 2015

Imran Tahir was left dejected after his side's heart-breaking loss, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

Imran Tahir was left dejected after his side's heart-breaking loss

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Mar 24, 2015

The South African team walks back in low spirits, New Zealand v South Africa, World Cup 2015, 1st Semi-Final, Auckland, March 24, 2015

The South African team walks back in low spirits

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Country Fixtures Country Results
TBA v Sth Africans at Fatullah
Jul 3, 2015 (21:12 EDT -1d | 20:12 CDT -1d | 18:12 PDT -1d)
1st T20I: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka
Jul 5, 2015 (21:12 EDT -1d | 20:12 CDT -1d | 18:12 PDT -1d)
2nd T20I: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka
Jul 7, 2015 (21:12 EDT -1d | 20:12 CDT -1d | 18:12 PDT -1d)
1st ODI: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka
Jul 10, 2015 (21:12 EDT -1d | 20:12 CDT -1d | 18:12 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: Bangladesh v South Africa at Dhaka
Jul 12, 2015 (21:12 EDT -1d | 20:12 CDT -1d | 18:12 PDT -1d)
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