South Africa's Imran Tahir, the No. 1-ranked ODI and T20 bowler, is set to turn up for a second IPL franchise - the Rising Pune Supergiant - after being signed as a replacement for the injured Australian allrounder Mitchell Marsh.
Marsh, who had to leave Australia's tour of India midway because of a shoulder injury, underwent a reconstructive surgery last week and faces the prospect of being sidelined for close to nine months. His unavailability allowed Supergiant to pick from the list of unsold players who had registered for the auction.
Tahir, released by Delhi Daredevils after the previous season, found no buyers at the auction in February, despite listing himself at a base price of 50 lakh INR (US$ 76,394 approx). The franchise now has two overseas legspinners in their roster - they retained Australian legspinner Adam Zampa after an impressive debut season in 2016.
Tahir, who played four games last season, had picked up 29 wickets in 20 matches for Delhi.