Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 39 years 331 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, 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 94 31 13 145 29 8.05 206 70.38 0 0 21 1 18 0
T20Is 37 3 2 18 9* 18.00 17 105.88 0 0 1 1 7 0
First-class 194 246 62 2617 77* 14.22 0 4 82 0
List A 221 71 23 462 41* 9.62 0 0 49 0
T20s 231 43 23 199 23 9.95 185 107.56 0 0 15 8 52 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 94 92 4881 3806 153 7/45 7/45 24.87 4.67 31.9 6 3 0
T20Is 37 37 821 927 62 5/23 5/23 14.95 6.77 13.2 2 2 0
First-class 194 38291 20882 784 8/42 26.63 3.27 48.8 53 11
List A 221 10504 8151 341 7/45 7/45 23.90 4.65 30.8 13 7 0
T20s 231 218 4905 5784 276 5/23 5/23 20.95 7.07 17.7 7 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 South Africa v Pakistan at Cape Town, Jan 30, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Sri Lanka v South Africa at Colombo (RPS), Aug 2, 2013 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Zimbabwe at East London, Oct 9, 2018 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 Titans v Dolphins at Centurion, Feb 17, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Nelson Mandela Bay Giants v Tshwane Spartans at Port Elizabeth, Dec 8, 2018 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2/64 Dolphins v Titans Centurion 17 Feb 2019 LA
3/71 Dolphins v Lions Pietermaritzburg 9 Feb 2019 LA
0/36 South Africa v Pakistan Cape Town 30 Jan 2019 ODI # 4090
5, 1/51 South Africa v Pakistan Johannesburg 27 Jan 2019 ODI # 4087
1/44 South Africa v Pakistan Port Elizabeth 19 Jan 2019 ODI # 4080
1/30, 4* Giants v Spartans Port Elizabeth 8 Dec 2018 T20
- Giants v Durban Heat Durban 5 Dec 2018 T20
0/24, 9* Giants v Jozi Stars Port Elizabeth 2 Dec 2018 T20
1/29 Giants v Paarl Rocks Port Elizabeth 30 Nov 2018 T20
0 Giants v Spartans Centurion 25 Nov 2018 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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Jan 30, 2019

Imran Tahir looks on after failing to stop a ball, South Africa v Pakistan, 5th ODI, Cape Town, January 30, 2019

Imran Tahir looks on after failing to stop a ball

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Jan 27, 2019

Imran Tahir brought back the shoe telephone, South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Johannesburg, January 27, 2019

Imran Tahir brought back the shoe telephone

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Jan 27, 2019

Imran Tahir celebrates a wicket, South Africa v Pakistan, 4th ODI, Johannesburg, January 27, 2019

Imran Tahir celebrates a wicket

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