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Mohammad Imran

Tahir

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

Did you know?

Was born in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 27 1979.

WICKETS
40
AVERAGE
47.17

Mohammad Imran

Tahir

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

Did you know?

Was born in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 27 1979.

WICKETS
47
AVERAGE
21.17

Mohammad Imran

Tahir

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

Did you know?

Was born in Lahore, Pakistan, on March 27 1979.

WICKETS
22
AVERAGE
14.09

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

AGE
35
HEIGHT
178CM
BORN

Lahore, Punjab

COUNTRY

South Africa

South Africa
LOCAL CLUB

Highveld Lions

Bio

The old saying ‘patience is a virtue’ certainly applies to Imran Tahir.

Tahir, who was born in Pakistan, was chosen to play for South Africa in a Test against England in January 2010. But the Proteas were forced to withdraw him from their squad after discovering the former Pakistan A leg-spinner was not yet eligible to play for them.

Instead, he had to wait until January 1, 2011, before he qualified as a naturalised South African. But fortunately for the bowler, he did not have to wait much longer than that to represent his adopted country.

The leg-spin bowler made his debut for the Proteas in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup, and impressed with 14 wickets in the five matches he played during the series.

His ability to spin the ball has given South Africa greater versatility in the field in one-day international games, and while spent some time on the sidelines in early 2012, he returned as a regular member of the ODI side in late 2013.

Since starting his first-class career in 1996-97 Tahir has played for more than 10 teams, including Lahore, Yorkshire and the Titans in South Africa. 

MATCHES
15
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
76
BEST BATTING
29
BEST BOWLING
8-130
Bowling
WICKETS
40
AVERAGE
47.17
ECONOMY
3.54
S/R
80
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
109
INNINGS
16
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
12.11
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
27
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
102
BEST BATTING
23
BEST BOWLING
4-38
Bowling
WICKETS
47
AVERAGE
21.17
ECONOMY
4.33
S/R
29.3
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
52
INNINGS
11
NOT OUTS
7
AVERAGE
13
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
14
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
9
BEST BOWLING
4-21
Bowling
WICKETS
22
AVERAGE
14.09
ECONOMY
6.08
S/R
13.9
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
17
INNINGS
2
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
0
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
172
DEBUT
1996
CAP NO
-
BEST BATTING
77
BEST BOWLING
12-106
Bowling
WICKETS
702
AVERAGE
26.4
ECONOMY
3.27
S/R
48.5
5W
48
10W/M
10
Batting
RUNS
2308
INNINGS
215
NOT OUTS
54
AVERAGE
14.34
100s
0
50s
4

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