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Imran Tahir      

Full name Mohammad Imran Tahir

Born March 27, 1979, Lahore, Punjab

Current age 41 years 247 days

Major teams South Africa, Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Daredevils, Derbyshire, Dolphins, Durham, Durham 2nd XI, Duronto Rajshahi, Eastern Transvaal, Easterns, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Hampshire, Hampshire 2nd XI, Hampshire 2nd XI, ICC World XI, Lahore City, Lahore Lions, Lahore Ravi, Lahore Whites, Lions, Melbourne Renegades, Middlesex, Middlesex 2nd XI, Multan Sultans, Nelson Mandela Bay Giants, North Eastern Transvaal, North of Pakistan, Nottinghamshire, Pakistan A, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan International Airlines, Pakistan Under-19s, Pakistan XI, Patron's XI, Redco Pakistan Ltd, Rising Pune Supergiants, Sialkot, South Africa A, South African Board President's XI, South African Invitation XI, Staffordshire, Sui Gas Corporation of Pakistan, Surrey, Sussex 2nd XI, Sylhet Thunder, Titans, Warriors, Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI, Water and Power Development Authority, World Masters, World XI, 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 306 60 35 255 23 10.20 239 106.69 0 0 17 9 68 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 306 292 6563 7613 382 5/23 5/23 19.92 6.95 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 Lahore Qalandars v Multan Sultans at Karachi, Nov 15, 2020 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/30, 1 Sultans v Qalandars Karachi 15 Nov 2020 T20
1/22 Sultans v Kings Karachi 14 Nov 2020 T20
1/24 Super Kings v Kings XI Abu Dhabi 1 Nov 2020 T20
0/30 Super Kings v RCB Dubai (DSC) 25 Oct 2020 T20
13*, 0/22 Super Kings v Mum Indians Sharjah 23 Oct 2020 T20
0, 0/24 Amazon v Zouks Tarouba 8 Sep 2020 T20
3/12 Amazon v Tridents Tarouba 3 Sep 2020 T20
1/10 Amazon v Zouks Tarouba 2 Sep 2020 T20
0/18 Amazon v Tridents Tarouba 1 Sep 2020 T20
0/21 Amazon v Patriots Port of Spain 30 Aug 2020 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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Nov 15, 2020

Imran Tahir takes aim, Multan Sultans v Lahore Qalandars, PSL 2020 Eliminator 2, Karachi, November 15, 2020

Imran Tahir takes aim

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Nov 14, 2020

Imran Tahir celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Sharjeel Khan, PSL 2020, Multan Sultans vs Karachi Kings, Karachi, November 14, 2020

Imran Tahir celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Sharjeel Khan

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Nov 1, 2020

Imran Tahir is ecstatic after trapping Chris Gayle, Chennai Super Kings vs Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2020, Abu Dhabi, November 1, 2020

Imran Tahir is ecstatic after trapping Chris Gayle

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