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Quiz: Imran Tahir’s career so far

Published: 14th May, 2019

Show off your knowledge of Surrey’s new Vitality Blast signing ahead of his arrival at the Kia Oval for this summer’s huge T20 competition.

Tahir, who has been named in his country’s squad for the upcoming World Cup, becomes the Club’s second overseas signing for the 2019 competition with big hitting Australian Aaron Finch returning for a fourth year.

You can test how much you know about the leg spinner in the quiz below.


How many World Cups (T20 & 50 over) has Tahir played in?

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Tahir played in the 2011 & 2015 50 over World Cups as well as the 2014 & 2016 T20 World Cups. He has been named in South Africa's squad for this year's World Cup.

How many wickets has Tahir taken in his international T20 career?

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At an excellent average of just 15.04!

Tahir recently starred in the IPL, taking more wickets than anyone else. How many was that?

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Three more than compatriot Kagiso Rabada!

Which of these T20 leagues has Tahir never played in?

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Tahir's career has seen him play in the Vitality Blast, IPL, Pakistan Super League, Bangladesh Premier League, Mzansi Super League & the Carribbean Premier League.

Tahir has played for several counties in his career, who did he represent in 2018?

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They became the seventh English domestic side he has represented in his career.

How many T20 matches has Tahir played at the Kia Oval?

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In his eight overs, he went for just 46 runs and took one wicket.

With which bowler does Tahir share the honour of being the most prolific South African in IT20s?

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Both have 61 wickets for South Africa, with Tahir having another two for a World XI.

Which county has Tahir taken the most wickets against in English cricket?

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He has 12 against Northamptonshire with ten against both Yorkshire and Leicestershire. He has five against Surrey.

In which year was Tahir named South African Cricket Annual Cricketer of the Year?

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His 2011 included 14 wickets in five matches at his first World Cup.

In which country was Tahir born?

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He was born in Lahore but moved to South Africa as a young man to further his cricket ambitions.

Imran Tahir: Career So Far
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