Articles about Imran Tahir

There was a time when leg spinners were not welcome in T20s. At least until a long-haired, roaring Pakistani leg spinner who played for South Africa came into the picture. His celebration run that was longer than the run-up of many fast bowlers showed the passion he had for the game. Imran Tahir was his name, and according to Ish Sodhi of New Zealand, if leg spinners had a WhatsApp group, Tahir will be the president. Born in Pakistan, Tahir played for the Pakistan U-19 team and even Pakistan A team. However, he wasn't able to make it to the senior team. When he finally made his international debut in 2011, it was for South Africa against West Indies in an ODI. A leg spinner who uses his googlies more than often, Tahir made leg spinner fashionable in the T20s. It was his pace, variations, and constant attacking of the stumps that provided future leg spinners with a blueprint on how to be successful in T20s. Tahir announced his retirement from international cricket in 2019. In the 2019 Indian Premier League (IPL), he finished the tournament with the most wickets.

#NewsBytesExplainer: Decoding CSK's focus areas for IPL 2021 auction?

23 Jan 2021

#NewsBytesExplainer: Decoding CSK's focus areas for IPL 2021 auction?

Chennai Super Kings had an unusual season in 2020 as they failed to seal the qualification berth for the first time in IPL history.

IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots

20 Jan 2021

IPL 2021 Auction: Complete squads, remaining purse and slots

Ahead of the Indian Premier League 2021 auctions, the eight teams have named their squads besides releasing several players from the roster.

Quinton de Kock appointed South Africa's Test captain for 2020/21

11 Dec 2020

Quinton de Kock appointed South Africa's Test captain for 2020/21

Wicket-keeper batsman Quinton de Kock has been appointed as the captain of South Africa's Test team for the impending season (2020/21).

England beat South Africa in first T20I: Records broken

28 Nov 2020

England beat South Africa in first T20I: Records broken

England beat South Africa in the first T20I to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.

Kohli, Ashwin nominated for ICC Player of the Decade Award

24 Nov 2020

Kohli, Ashwin nominated for ICC Player of the Decade Award

India skipper Virat Kohli and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin have been nominated for the ICC Player of the Decade Award.

Indian Premier League: Decoding Shubman Gill's performance against CSK

28 Oct 2020

Indian Premier League: Decoding Shubman Gill's performance against CSK

Kolkata Knight Riders youngster Shubman Gill will be aiming to be amongst the runs when his side takes on Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 season on Thursday.

IPL: How Dinesh Karthik fares against leg-spinners

28 Oct 2020

IPL: How Dinesh Karthik fares against leg-spinners

Dinesh Karthik is undergoing a lean patch in the ongoing season of Indian Premier League.

IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR: Preview, Dream11 and stats

28 Oct 2020

IPL 2020, CSK vs KKR: Preview, Dream11 and stats

Chennai Super Kings will face Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 49 of the IPL 2020 season.

IPL: A look at AB de Villiers' performance against CSK

24 Oct 2020

IPL: A look at AB de Villiers' performance against CSK

Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on the dejected Chennai Super Kings in the afternoon game of double-header Sunday.

IPL: A look at Rohit Sharma's performance against leg-spinners

23 Oct 2020

IPL: A look at Rohit Sharma's performance against leg-spinners

Defending champions Mumbai Indians will lock horns with Chennai Super Kings in match number 41 of the IPL 2020.

Bravo ruled out of IPL 2020 due to groin injury

21 Oct 2020

Bravo ruled out of IPL 2020 due to groin injury

Star all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has been ruled out of the ongoing IPL season after picking up a groin injury.

IPL 2020: Bravo could miss few more games this season

18 Oct 2020

IPL 2020: Bravo could miss few more games this season

Chennai Super Kings all-rounder Dwayne Bravo could miss few more games in the ongoing IPL season due to a groin injury.

IPL 2020: Tahir will come into picture, says Kasi Viswanathan

14 Oct 2020

IPL 2020: Tahir will come into picture, says Kasi Viswanathan

Chennai Super Kings CEO Kasi Viswanathan has revealed that leg-spinner Imran Tahir could soon play his maiden game in the ongoing IPL season.

IPL: Here is the recap of 2019 season

18 Sep 2020

IPL: Here is the recap of 2019 season

After months of speculation regarding the fate of the Indian Premier League, the tournament will finally be up and running from September 19.

IPL 2020, MI vs CSK: Match preview, Dream11 and more

18 Sep 2020

IPL 2020, MI vs CSK: Match preview, Dream11 and more

The wait is finally over! One of the biggest extravaganzas in T20 cricket is set to take center stage in UAE.

IPL 2020: Interesting stats from the MI-CSK rivalry

15 Sep 2020

IPL 2020: Interesting stats from the MI-CSK rivalry

Mumbai Indians are all set to lock horns with arch-rivals Chennai Super Kings in the opening fixture of the 2020 Indian Premier League on September 19.

Indian Premier League: Records CSK can script this season

09 Sep 2020

Indian Premier League: Records CSK can script this season

Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners Chennai Super Kings (CSK) will be aiming to keep up with the consistency in the competition.

IPL 2020: Complete squad analysis of Chennai Super Kings

07 Sep 2020

IPL 2020: Complete squad analysis of Chennai Super Kings

The thirteen edition of IPL will kick-off on September 19 with defending champions Mumbai Indians taking on Chennai Super Kings in Abu Dhabi.

CSK players who could fulfil the void left by Harbhajan

04 Sep 2020

CSK players who could fulfil the void left by Harbhajan

Chennai Super Kings will be without veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

IPL 2020: Why spin will be pivotal in UAE

26 Aug 2020

IPL 2020: Why spin will be pivotal in UAE

The Indian Premier League 2020 is all set to kick-off from September 19 in the United Arab Emirates.

Rashid Khan completes 300 wickets in T20 cricket: Records broken

21 Aug 2020

Rashid Khan completes 300 wickets in T20 cricket: Records broken

Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan, on Thursday, became the fastest and youngest player to take 300 T20 wickets.

Delhi Capitals sign Anrich Nortje as replacement for Chris Woakes

18 Aug 2020

Delhi Capitals sign Anrich Nortje as replacement for Chris Woakes

Delhi Capitals have signed fast bowler Anrich Nortje as a replacement for Chris Woakes ahead of 2020 Indian Premier League.

Ravindra Jadeja set to miss CSK's training camp

13 Aug 2020

Ravindra Jadeja set to miss CSK's training camp

Indian all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja will miss the training camp of Chennai Super Kings, ahead of the team's departure to UAE for 2020 Indian Premier League (IPL), owing to personal commitments.

IPL 2020: South African players could miss the first half

31 Jul 2020

IPL 2020: South African players could miss the first half

South African cricketers will likely miss the first half of 2020 Indian Premier League due to COVID-19 pandemic.

IPL 2020: Five contenders for the Purple Cap

27 Jul 2020

IPL 2020: Five contenders for the Purple Cap

The advent of the Indian Premier League transformed the game for bowlers.

CPL 2020: Trinbago Knight Riders sign up Pravin Tambe

07 Jul 2020

CPL 2020: Trinbago Knight Riders sign up Pravin Tambe

Veteran leg-spinner Pravin Tambe becomes the first Indian cricketer to be a part of Caribbean Premier League.

South Africa announce 44-man High Performance training squad

30 Jun 2020

South Africa announce 44-man High Performance training squad

As many as 44 South African cricketers will return to training with Cricket South Africa (CSA) getting the green signal from Sports Ministry.

Rahul Dravid decodes CSK's success and failure of RCB

25 Mar 2020

Rahul Dravid decodes CSK's success and failure of RCB

Former Indian captain Rahul Dravid feels the experience of Chennai Super Kings' owners gives them the edge over other franchises in the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2020: Top five opening matches in the tournament's history

09 Mar 2020

IPL 2020: Top five opening matches in the tournament's history

The 13th edition of Indian Premier League is all set to begin with the MS Dhoni-led Chennai Super Kings facing arch-rivals Mumbai Indians on March 29.

AB de Villiers might soon play for South Africa again

04 Mar 2020

AB de Villiers might soon play for South Africa again

The Proteas head coach Mark Boucher has time and again talked about the possibility of AB de Villiers scripting a comeback, ever since he has taken over the post.

Rabada to miss Australia, India ODIs due to groin strain

29 Feb 2020

Rabada to miss Australia, India ODIs due to groin strain

A groin strain has ruled South African pace spearhead Kagiso Rabada out of the upcoming ODI series against Australia and the India tour next month.

Super excited to play in Pakistan Super League: Dale Steyn

16 Feb 2020

Super excited to play in Pakistan Super League: Dale Steyn

Proteas fast bowler Dale Steyn confirmed his participation in the upcoming edition of Pakistan Super League.

Possible XI of IPL All-Star South-West team

29 Jan 2020

Possible XI of IPL All-Star South-West team

The lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL) this season is throwing a surprise by organizing an All-Star game.

IPL 2020: Squad analysis of Chennai Super Kings

20 Dec 2019

IPL 2020: Squad analysis of Chennai Super Kings

Three-time Indian Premier League (IPL) winners Chennai Super Kings added four players to their squad in the auction held on Thursday in Kolkata.

Sri Lankan cricketer Isuru Udana wins hearts with his gesture

12 Dec 2019

Sri Lankan cricketer Isuru Udana wins hearts with his gesture

Sri Lankan bowler Isuru Udana won hearts of millions when he displayed true colors of sportsmanship in the Mzansi Super League.

The Hundred draft: Gayle, Malinga undrafted; Rashid, Russell top picks

21 Oct 2019

The Hundred draft: Gayle, Malinga undrafted; Rashid, Russell top picks

The England Cricket Board's new competition The Hundred has been grabbing headlines especially due to its new format.

New Zealand vs England: Records that might get scripted

13 Jul 2019

New Zealand vs England: Records that might get scripted

The ICC World Cup 2019 final is all set to take place on Sunday at Lord's.

India vs New Zealand: Records that can be scripted tonight

09 Jul 2019

India vs New Zealand: Records that can be scripted tonight

Virat Kohli-led India are set to take on New Zealand in a crunch World Cup 2019 semi-final battle today at Old Trafford in Manchester.

Review of South Africa's World Cup 2019 campaign

07 Jul 2019

Review of South Africa's World Cup 2019 campaign

South Africa were one of the major disappointments in the ICC World Cup 2019.

Australia vs South Africa: Preview, Dream11 and head-to-head records

05 Jul 2019

Australia vs South Africa: Preview, Dream11 and head-to-head records

Australia will be eyeing to get the job done against South Africa in the match number 45 of the ICC World Cup 2019 on Saturday.