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Imran Tahir

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Full Name: Mohammad Imran Tahir
Born: March 27 1979 , Lahore, Pakistan
Other teams: Lahore, Middlesex, Pakistan A, Titans, Yorkshire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, South Africa
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Leg-break


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's averages suggest he has been unlucky to never receive full international recognition although he made little impact duriong his initial forays into county cricket with Middlesex and Yorkshire. But in 2008, with an attack sorely missing the retired Shane Warne, and with Shaun Udal having left for Middlesex, Hampshire gave Tahir another opportunity when they signed him as the club's oversea...

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