Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 40 years 337 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 239 79 27 494 41* 9.50 0 0 57 0
T20s 285 54 32 230 23 10.45 217 105.99 0 0 15 9 66 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 239 11434 8860 369 7/45 7/45 24.01 4.64 30.9 15 7 0
T20s 285 272 6131 7148 358 5/23 5/23 19.96 6.99 17.1 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 Dolphins v Cape Cobras at Pietermaritzburg, Feb 9, 2020 scorecard
T20s debut Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s Multan Sultans v Peshawar Zalmi at Multan, Feb 26, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/23 Sultans v Zalmi Multan 26 Feb 2020 T20
3*, 0/44 Sultans v United Lahore 22 Feb 2020 T20
2/21 Sultans v Qalandars Lahore 21 Feb 2020 T20
0/68, 17* Dolphins v Cape Cobras Pietermaritzburg 9 Feb 2020 LA
1/62 Dolphins v Titans Centurion 7 Feb 2020 LA
1, 4/33 Dolphins v Knights Durban 1 Feb 2020 LA
1/26, 4* Giants v Spartans Port Elizabeth 13 Dec 2019 T20
2/14 Giants v Paarl Rocks Paarl 8 Dec 2019 T20
2/22 Giants v Blitz Cape Town 6 Dec 2019 T20
2/28 Giants v Spartans Port Elizabeth 3 Dec 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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Feb 21, 2020

Imran Tahir celebrates a wicket in trademark fashion, Lahore Qalanders vs Multan Sultans, Pakistan Super League, Lahore, February 21, 2020

Imran Tahir celebrates a wicket in trademark fashion

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Oct 3, 2019

Chris Green, Imran Tahir and Qais Ahmed celebrate the wicket of Chris Gayle, Guyana Amazon Warriors v Jamaica Tallawahs, CPL 2019, Providence, October 3, 2019

Chris Green, Imran Tahir and Qais Ahmed celebrate a wicket

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Sep 18, 2019

Imran Tahir is pumped up after taking a wicket, Jamaica Tallawahs v Guyana Amazon Warriors, CPL 2019, Kingston, September 18, 2019

Imran Tahir is pumped up after taking a wicket

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