Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 40 years 261 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 281 52 30 223 23 10.13 212 105.18 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 236 11266 8697 364 7/45 7/45 23.89 4.63 30.9 14 7 0
T20s 281 268 6035 7034 354 5/23 5/23 19.87 6.99 17.0 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 Paarl Rocks v Nelson Mandela Bay Giants at Paarl, Dec 8, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
1/28 Giants v Durban Heat Durban 30 Nov 2019 T20
2/19, 2* Giants v Paarl Rocks Port Elizabeth 27 Nov 2019 T20
1/20 Giants v Durban Heat Port Elizabeth 23 Nov 2019 T20
2/26 Giants v Blitz Port Elizabeth 20 Nov 2019 T20
3/23 Giants v Jozi Stars Johannesburg 16 Nov 2019 T20
0/12 Giants v Spartans Centurion 13 Nov 2019 T20
1/24 Giants v Jozi Stars Port Elizabeth 10 Nov 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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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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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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