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Imran Tahir

  • Date of Birth: 27/MAR/1979
  • Team: South Africa
  • Bats: Right-hand
  • Bowls: Leg break
Imran Tahir

Player Profile

The fact everyone is excited and has an opinion on the Pakistan-born leg-spinner, yet very few have actually seen him play, makes Tahir the obvious player to watch in the Proteas side. Chief selector Andrew Hudson and captain Smith have openly spoken of Tahir as a secret weapon after he was deliberately kept under wraps in the ODI series against India. How he performs and whether or not opposition batsmen learn to read his googly - the delivery with which he takes most of his wickets - could be crucial to South Africa's chances on the sub-continent.