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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
57
AVERAGE
40.3

Mohammad Imran Tahir

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

Did you know?

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

WICKETS
122
AVERAGE
23.9

Mohammad Imran Tahir

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

Did you know?

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

WICKETS
54
AVERAGE
13.7

Bowler

Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

AGE
37
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
20
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
76
BEST BATTING
29
BEST BOWLING
5-32
Bowling
WICKETS
57
AVERAGE
40.3
ECONOMY
3.51
S/R
68.9
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
130
INNINGS
23
NOT OUTS
9
AVERAGE
9.29
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
71
DEBUT
2011
CAP NO
102
BEST BATTING
29
BEST BOWLING
7-45
Bowling
WICKETS
122
AVERAGE
23.9
ECONOMY
4.66
S/R
30.7
5W
2
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
117
INNINGS
24
NOT OUTS
12
AVERAGE
9.75
100s
0
50s
0
MATCHES
31
DEBUT
2013
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
9
BEST BOWLING
5-24
Bowling
WICKETS
54
AVERAGE
13.7
ECONOMY
6.39
S/R
12.9
5W
1
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
18
INNINGS
3
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
18
100s
0
50s
0

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