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Famous cricket players of South Africa: Imran Tahir

by on March 23, 2011
in Profiles, South Africa

Famous cricket players of South Africa: Imran Tahir

  • Mohammad Imran Tahir is in South African cricket team and a bowler with legbreak googly bowling style. He is a Pakistani-born bowler and became part of South African cricket squad on New Year’s Day 2011.
  • Imran Tahir has played 27 one day international matches as of 2014 and took 47 wickets. He took these wickets at the average of 21.17 at the economy rate of 4.33. His best bowling figure so far in one day international cricket has been 4/38.
  • Imran Tahir has played 15 test cricket matches as of 2014. In 15 cricket matches, he took 40 wickets at an average of 47.17 at an economy rate of 3.53. His best bowling figure has been 8 for 130 runs in test cricket world.

Player record in cricket world:

  • Imran Tahir has taken the most number of wickets as a leg spinner for South Africa in one day international cricket, crossing the number of wickets taken by Paul Adams. Paul Adams took 29 wickets in 24 test matches whereas Imran Tahir took 47 wickets in 15 matches. 
  • T20 cricketer of the year for South Africa in 2013.
  • Imran Tahir has taken most wickets by a leg spinner for South Africa for taking 21 wickets currently (2014)
  • Imran Tahir has the best bowling figures in Test cricket matches for South Africa where he took 4 wickets for 21 runs. 
  • Imran Tahir was also a part of highest 10th wicket partnership in T20 cricket. Tahir made 8 runs with Tsotsobe who scored one run. They were 10 runs unbeaten against Netherlands. 
  • Imran Tahir is still new in the cricket world but his line and length seems pretty promising. South Africa has always wanted an attacking spinner for their team and Tahir may be it. Imran Tahir has been able to surprise the batsmen so far which could be his biggest asset throughout his cricket career. Imran Tahir has shown his talent and skills at various crucial stages while playing for South Africa and is going to be a major addition to the team for World Cup 2015. 


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