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Imran Tahir

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Full Name: Mohammad Imran Tahir
Born: March 27 1979 , Lahore, Pakistan
Country: South Africa
Other teams: Dolphins, Delhi Daredevils, Lahore, Middlesex, Pakistan A, Titans, Yorkshire, Hampshire, Warwickshire,
Test debut: South Africa v Australia, Cape Town, Nov 9-11 2011
ODI debut: South Africa v West Indies, Delhi, Feb 24 2011
T20 debut: Sri Lanka v South Africa, Colombo, Aug 2 2013
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Leg-spin


Something of a journeyman cricketer having had several brief stints at clubs since his first-class career began in 1996, Tahir is a leg-spinner with a googly which is almost impossible to read. Tahir enjoyed several spells in county cricket - with particular success at Hampshire – and boasted a fine record before he eventually received international recognition. Born in Pakistan, Tahir played for Pakistan's A team before he was granted South African residency in 2009, but after being prematurely called into the Proteas' Test squad a year later he was finally eligible to make his deb...

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