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'I don't want cricket to be a nine-to-five job'

Sep 9, 2018: Tabraiz Shamsi talks about playing the game for fun, the tour of Sri Lanka, and bowling wristspin in the limited-overs game

Interview by Deivarayan Muthu

St Kitts and Nevis Patriots v Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2018, Basseterre

Tanvir cameo helps Amazon Warriors move to second spot

Aug 28, 2018: While Tanvir's 20-ball 37* secured victory for the visitors, it was Imran Tahir's four-wicket haul in the first innings that restricted Patriots to 168 for 7

The Report by Peter Della Penna

Twenty20 Vision

Winners and losers - the story of the Blast group stages

Aug 20, 2018: Ahead of the Vitality Blast quarter-finals later this week, we take a look at some of the influential figures so far

Matt Roller and David Hopps

Twenty20 Vision

Tom Curran's "peasants" slur enrages Somerset fans

Aug 13, 2018: Our latest snippets from the Vitality Blast also include Tom Curran's outburst against Somerset fans, Colin Ingram's weird training technique and Northants' unwanted record

Matt Roller and David Hopps

Twenty20 Vision

Imran Tahir's bout of motorway madness

Aug 7, 2018: Our snippets from the Vitality Blast include England's white-ball fixation, Gareth Batty's latest sledge and the Jofra Archer hype train

Matt Roller

Durham v Northants, Vitality Blast, Chester-le-Street

Imran Tahir leads march towards knock-outs as Durham win fifth in a row

Aug 2, 2018: Durham Jets took a step towards the quarter-finals of the Vitality Blast by notching their fifth win in a row in the competition

ECB Reporters Network

South Africa tour of Sri Lanka

Maharaj's turn to grab the spotlight

Jul 9, 2018: In what will be the spinner's first time bowling in the subcontinent, he will have to learn from mistakes made by those who came before while backing his own strenghts

Firdose Moonda

Leicestershire v Durham, Vitality Blast, North Group, Grace Road

Imran Tahir claims England T20 best to scupper Foxes

Jul 6, 2018: Imran Tahir, playing for his seventh county at the age of 39, took four wickets in a T20 match in England for the first time

ECB Reporters Network

Vitality T20 Blast

English T20 finally gets legspin fever

Jul 3, 2018: As many as 16 of the 18 counties are expected to turn to a legspin option when the Vitality T20 Blast begins this week

Matt Roller

County news

Durham pull off Imran Tahir coup for T20 Blast

Jun 30, 2018: The legspinner became available after he was left out of South Africa's tour of Sri Lanka

ESPNcricinfo staff

South Africa in Sri Lanka 2018

South Africa rest Imran Tahir from ODI squad for Sri Lanka

Jun 18, 2018: Tabraiz Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj are the two main spinners in the squad, which also features the uncapped Reeza Hendricks and Junior Dala

Firdose Moonda

Multan Sultans v Quetta Gladiators, PSL 2018, Sharjah

Tahir hat-trick helps Multan breeze to victory

Mar 3, 2018: Sohail Tanvir did his fair share of the damage too, as Multan Sultans skittled Quetta Gladiators for 102 and then chased down the target with ease

The Report by Danyal Rasool

Islamabad United v Multan Sultans, PSL 2018, Dubai

Talat's cameo carries Islamabad home in low-scorer

Feb 25, 2018: Islamabad's seamers did most of the damage under cloudy skies, limiting the Multan Sultans to 113, setting up their first win of the tournament

The Report by Nikhil Kalro

What makes legspin effective in limited-overs cricket?

Feb 15, 2018: A look at five aspects of the craft

Aakash Chopra

South Africa news

CSA investigating racial abuse towards Tahir

Feb 12, 2018: According to the board, Tahir was "verbally and racially abused by an unknown man" in the crowd during the fourth ODI against India in Johannesburg

Firdose Moonda

T20I bowling nominees

Short format, big returns

Jan 20, 2018: Between them, our T20I bowling nominees took 36 wickets for 201 in their nominated spells

Nikhil Kalro

Derbyshire v Worcestershire, NatWest Blast, North Group, Derby

Old faithfuls Madsen and Tahir see the job through

Aug 18, 2017: John Wright's Derbyshire gain their first quarter-final place since 2005 as Worcestershire are well beaten

ECB Reporters Network

Derbyshire v Durham, Specsavers Championship Div 2, Chesterfield, 2nd day

Tahir makes his mark before Coughlin stands firm

Jul 4, 2017: Imran Tahir raised Derbyshire's hopes of back-to-back victories by taking five wickets on his debut as Durham collapsed on the second day of the Division Two match at Chesterfield

ECB Reporters Network

South Africa v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

South Africa's magic fielding trifecta

Jun 3, 2017: Three moments of brilliance in the field, two by the most likely candidate and a third by one of the least likely, boosted South Africa toward an opening win at the Champions Trophy

Firdose Moonda at The Oval

South Africa v Sri Lanka, Champions Trophy, Group B, The Oval

Tahir torments favourite opponents again

Jun 3, 2017: The legspinner's late introduction was a surprise, but two overs is all it took for him to wrest control back in South Africa's favour

Shashank Kishore
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