Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 39 years 358 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 98 32 14 146 29 8.11 209 69.85 0 0 21 1 23 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 227 73 24 465 41* 9.48 0 0 54 0
T20s 232 44 24 200 23 10.00 186 107.52 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 98 96 5085 3923 162 7/45 7/45 24.21 4.62 31.3 6 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 227 10810 8323 353 7/45 7/45 23.57 4.61 30.6 13 7 0
T20s 232 219 4929 5805 277 5/23 5/23 20.95 7.06 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 Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 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 South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 16, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Lahore Lions v Karachi Dolphins at Karachi, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
Last T20s South Africa v Sri Lanka at Cape Town, Mar 19, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/21, 1* South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 19 Mar 2019 T20I # 755
2/33 South Africa v Sri Lanka Cape Town 16 Mar 2019 ODI # 4115
2/19 South Africa v Sri Lanka Durban 10 Mar 2019 ODI # 4112
1*, 2/39 South Africa v Sri Lanka Centurion 6 Mar 2019 ODI # 4107
3/26 South Africa v Sri Lanka Johannesburg 3 Mar 2019 ODI # 4104
2, 1/21 Dolphins v Warriors Durban 26 Feb 2019 LA
2/34 Dolphins v Cape Cobras Paarl 22 Feb 2019 LA
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
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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Mar 19, 2019

Imran Tahir secured the Super Over for South Africa, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 1st T20I, Cape Town, March 19, 2019

Imran Tahir secured the Super Over for South Africa

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Mar 16, 2019

A joyous moment for Imran Tahir and JP Duminy during their last ODI at home, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Cape Town, March 16, 2019

A joyous moment for Imran Tahir and JP Duminy during their last ODI at home

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Mar 16, 2019

Imran Tahir is pumped after taking a good catch, South Africa v Sri Lanka, 5th ODI, Cape Town, March 16, 2019

Imran Tahir is pumped after taking a good catch

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