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Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 37 years 335 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, Nottinghamshire, 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 20 23 9 130 29* 9.28 235 55.31 0 0 18 1 8 0
ODIs 72 23 11 117 29 9.75 154 75.97 0 0 16 1 13 0
T20Is 31 3 2 18 9* 18.00 17 105.88 0 0 1 1 5 0
First-class 190 240 61 2576 77* 14.39 0 4 80 0
List A 185 57 20 424 41* 11.45 0 0 38 0
Twenty20 148 28 13 131 17* 8.73 114 114.91 0 0 13 4 35 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 20 37 3925 2294 57 5/32 8/130 40.24 3.50 68.8 1 2 0
ODIs 72 70 3772 2934 123 7/45 7/45 23.85 4.66 30.6 5 2 0
T20Is 31 31 695 740 54 5/24 5/24 13.70 6.38 12.8 2 1 0
First-class 190 37552 20475 771 8/42 26.55 3.27 48.7 51 11
List A 185 8655 6681 283 7/45 7/45 23.60 4.63 30.5 11 5 0
Twenty20 148 141 3131 3628 173 5/24 5/24 20.97 6.95 18.0 3 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut South Africa v Australia at Cape Town, Nov 9-11, 2011 scorecard
Last Test India v South Africa at Delhi, Dec 3-7, 2015 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v West Indies at Delhi, Feb 24, 2011 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 25, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Feb 17, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Paarl, Nov 3-6, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 25, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Feb 17, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/23 South Africa v New Zealand Wellington 25 Feb 2017 ODI # 3841
1/61, 0* South Africa v New Zealand Christchurch 22 Feb 2017 ODI # 3839
0/42 South Africa v New Zealand Hamilton 19 Feb 2017 ODI # 3836
5/24 South Africa v New Zealand Auckland 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 595
1/57 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 10 Feb 2017 ODI # 3834
2/76 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 7 Feb 2017 ODI # 3833
2/21 South Africa v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 4 Feb 2017 ODI # 3831
2/26 South Africa v Sri Lanka Durban 1 Feb 2017 ODI # 3830
3/26 South Africa v Sri Lanka Port Elizabeth 28 Jan 2017 ODI # 3828
3/18 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 25 Jan 2017 T20I # 591
Profile

Imran Tahir moved from Pakistan to South Africa via the UK for the love of a woman. In the process, he played for more than 25 teams, including four English counties, three South African franchises and an IPL team while carving a reputation as one of the best limited-overs' legspinners of his time. A feisty character with a celebration longer than most fast-bowlers' run-ups and a range of variations, Tahir made the googly his biggest weapon in the limited-overs formats.

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Feb 17, 2017

Imran Tahir was declared the Player of the Match for his five-wicket haul, New Zealand v South Africa, one-off T20I, Auckland, February 17, 2017

Imran Tahir was declared the Player of the Match for his five-wicket haul

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Feb 17, 2017

Imran Tahir is ecstatic after taking a wicket, New Zealand v South Africa, one-off T20I, Auckland, February 17, 2017

Imran Tahir is ecstatic after taking a wicket

© AFP

Feb 10, 2017

Imran Tahir celebrates his dismissal of Dhananjaya de Silva, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Centurion, February 10, 2017

Imran Tahir celebrates his dismissal of Dhananjaya de Silva

© Associated Press

Tour Results
South Africa v India at Centurion - Jan 23, 2011
South Africa won by 33 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v India at Port Elizabeth - Jan 21, 2011
South Africa won by 48 runs (D/L method)
South Africa v India at Cape Town - Jan 18, 2011
India won by 2 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
South Africa v India at Johannesburg - Jan 15, 2011
India won by 1 run
South Africa v India at Durban - Jan 12, 2011
South Africa won by 135 runs
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