Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 40 years 176 days

Major teams South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Derbyshire, Dolphins, Durham, Durham 2nd XI, Easterns, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Lahore City, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Whites, Lions, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Multan Sultans, Nottinghamshire, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Under-19s, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sialkot, South Africa A, Staffordshire, Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan, Surrey, Sussex 2nd XI, Titans, Warriors, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI, Water and Power Development Authority, World-XI, 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 107 36 16 157 29 7.85 225 69.77 0 0 21 1 25 0
T20Is 38 4 3 19 9* 19.00 18 105.55 0 0 1 1 7 0
First-class 194 246 62 2617 77* 14.22 0 4 82 0
List A 236 77 26 476 41* 9.33 0 0 56 0
T20s 264 50 28 217 23 9.86 203 106.89 0 0 15 9 64 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 107 104 5541 4297 173 7/45 7/45 24.83 4.65 32.0 7 3 0
T20Is 38 38 845 948 63 5/23 5/23 15.04 6.73 13.4 2 2 0
First-class 194 38291 20882 784 8/42 26.63 3.27 48.8 53 11
List A 236 11266 8697 364 7/45 7/45 23.89 4.63 30.9 14 7 0
T20s 264 251 5645 6659 326 5/23 5/23 20.42 7.07 17.3 10 2 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 Australia v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 6, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 19, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Gloucestershire v Derbyshire at Bristol, Sep 25-28, 2017 scorecard
List A debut 1997/98
Last List A Australia v South Africa at Manchester, Jul 6, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors at Kingston, Sep 18, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/21 Amazon v Tallawahs Kingston 18 Sep 2019 T20
2/17 Amazon v Patriots Basseterre 14 Sep 2019 T20
0/34, 0* Surrey v Essex The Oval 29 Aug 2019 T20
4/25 Surrey v Somerset The Oval 27 Aug 2019 T20
1/32 Surrey v Kent Canterbury 23 Aug 2019 T20
3/24 Surrey v Sussex The Oval 15 Aug 2019 T20
2/31 Surrey v Glamorgan Cardiff 11 Aug 2019 T20
1/33 Surrey v Gloucs The Oval 9 Aug 2019 T20
1/45, 4 Surrey v Middlesex Lord's 8 Aug 2019 T20
1/31 Surrey v Somerset Taunton 2 Aug 2019 T20
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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Jul 25, 2019

Imran Tahir brought out his trademark celebration, Surrey v Glamorgan, Vitality Blast, July 25, 2019

Imran Tahir brought out his trademark celebration

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Jul 19, 2019

Rashid Khan, Eoin Morgan and Imran Tahir pose after the Euro T20 Slam draft, July 19, 2019

Rashid Khan, Eoin Morgan and Imran Tahir pose after the Euro T20 Slam draft

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Jul 6, 2019

Imran Tahir and JP Duminy leave the field arm-in-arm after their final ODIs, Australia v South Africa, World Cup 2019, Old Trafford, July 6, 2019

Imran Tahir and JP Duminy leave the field arm-in-arm after their final ODIs

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