24 Facts About Imran Tahir

1. Imran Tahir is a regular member of the South African squad and he excels in all formats of the game.

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2. Imran Tahir performed well in the shorter format of the game and was the highest wicket-take in 2014 T20 World Cup.

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3. Imran Tahir made his ODI debut in February 2011 against West Indies, where he claimed four wickets.

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4. Imran Tahir played domestic cricket in South Africa for five ye:ars.

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5. Imran Tahir is a Pakistani born cricket player, who currently plays for South Africa.

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6. Imran Tahir was the highest wicket-taker in the 2014 ICC World Twenty20, with 12 wickets at an average of 10.91.

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7. Imran Tahir impressed immediately, picking 14 wickets in the five games he played.

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8. Imran Tahir was selected for the ODI series against India, but was never picked in the playing eleven.

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9. Imran Tahir got his first call to the South African Test team in 2010 when England were touring, but it was due to an embarrassing error by the selection committee.

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10. Imran Tahir holds the record for representing highest number of teams in the world.

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11. Imran Tahir began playing county cricket in England but did not stay there for long.

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12. Imran Tahir has taken 58 wickets in just 37 outings for the.

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13. Imran Tahir has dropped out of the top 10, but moving up 19 spots to No 43 is Lungi Ngidi.

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14. Imran Tahir was joint highest wicket taker with Ahsan Malik from the Netherlands, both took 12 wickets in the tournament.

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15. Imran Tahir was South Africa's highest wicket taker in the tournament.

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16. Imran Tahir debuted for South Africa in a match against the West Indies on 24 February 2011 at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in Delhi.

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17. Imran Tahir qualified for South Africa on 1 January 2011, and was selected by them for the 2011 Cricket World Cup.

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18. Imran Tahir was not eligible to play for South Africa until January 2011.

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19. Imran Tahir represented Warwickshire for the 2010 season, although he is contracted to play for Hampshire from the 2011 season onwards.

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20. Imran Tahir made his career high score of 77 not out in a County Championship match against Somerset on 28 August 2009.

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21. Imran Tahir is married to Sumayya Dildar, a South African woman, and has represented South Africa after becoming eligible to play for them when he met his four-year residence requirement in April 2009.

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22. Imran Tahir was born in Lahore, Pakistan, and learnt the game while growing up there.

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23. On 17 February 2017, Imran Tahir became the fastest South African to reach 50 T20I wickets.

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24. On 15 June 2016, Imran Tahir became the first South African bowler to take seven wickets in an ODI, and the fastest South African to reach 100 ODI wickets.

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