Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 35 years 153 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 15 16 7 109 29* 12.11 194 56.18 0 0 13 1 7 0
ODIs 18 7 5 5 3 2.50 19 26.31 0 0 0 0 5 0
T20Is 12 2 2 17 9* - 11 154.54 0 0 1 1 3 0
First-class 170 211 52 2264 77* 14.23 0 4 72 0
List A 126 40 14 312 41* 12.00 0 0 27 0
Twenty20 97 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 15 29 3199 1887 40 5/32 8/130 47.17 3.53 79.9 0 1 0
ODIs 18 17 892 636 37 4/38 4/38 17.18 4.27 24.1 3 0 0
T20Is 12 12 270 261 21 4/21 4/21 12.42 5.80 12.8 1 0 0
First-class 170 33728 18353 696 8/76 26.36 3.26 48.4 48 10
List A 126 5481 4146 188 5/27 5/27 22.05 4.53 29.1 9 3 0
Twenty20 97 92 2061 2244 108 4/21 4/21 20.77 6.53 19.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 9-11, 2011 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 24, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Aug 19, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I India v South Africa at Dhaka, Apr 4, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (SSC), Jul 24-28, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Zimbabwe v South Africa at Bulawayo, Aug 19, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils at Mohali, May 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0*, 2/26 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 19 Aug 2014 ODI # 3508
3/44 South Africa v Zimbabwe Bulawayo 17 Aug 2014 ODI # 3507
1/121, 15, 2/76, 4* South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (SSC) 24 Jul 2014 Test # 2131
1/75, 0/64 South Africa v Sri Lanka Galle 16 Jul 2014 Test # 2129
1/29 South Africa v Sri Lanka Hambantota 12 Jul 2014 ODI # 3502
2/41, 0* South Africa v Sri Lanka Pallekele 9 Jul 2014 ODI # 3501
3/50 South Africa v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 6 Jul 2014 ODI # 3500
0/19 Sth Africans v SL Pres. XI Moratuwa 3 Jul 2014 Other OD
4, 1/32 Daredevils v Kings XI Mohali 25 May 2014 T20
3/37 Daredevils v Mum Indians Mumbai 23 May 2014 T20
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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Aug 27, 2014

Imran Tahir celebrates a wicket, Australia v South Africa, tri-series, Harare, August 27, 2014

Imran Tahir celebrates a wicket

© AFP

Aug 17, 2014

Imran Tahir is congratulated by JP Duminy after a wicket, Zimbabwe v South Africa, 1st ODI, Bulawayo, August 17, 2014

Imran Tahir is congratulated by JP Duminy after a wicket

© AFP

Jul 26, 2014

Kaushal Silva leaps to avoid Imran Tahir's drive, Sri Lanka v South Africa, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day, July 26, 2014

Kaushal Silva leaps to avoid Imran Tahir's drive

© Associated Press

Tour Results
Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC) - Nov 15, 2013
South Africa won by 6 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Dubai (DSC) - Nov 13, 2013
South Africa won by 9 wickets (with 33 balls remaining)
Pakistan v South Africa at Sharjah - Nov 11, 2013
South Africa won by 117 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi - Nov 8, 2013
South Africa won by 28 runs
Pakistan v South Africa at Abu Dhabi - Nov 6, 2013
South Africa won by 68 runs
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