Durham pull of Imran Tahir coup for T20 Blast

Imran Tahir will add another team to his vast roster of overseas sides after signing with Durham for the Vitality T20 Blast.

Tahir became available after he was left out of South Africa’s tour of Sri Lanka with the South African selectors opting to take the chance to explore their spin-bowling options before next year’s World Cup.

With such a prolific T20 record under his belt – he averages 21.77 in the format with an economy of 7.20 – it is little surprise he has been snapped up.

Durham head coach Jon Lewis said: “We wanted to invest in a top-quality player to improve our white ball squad and we feel that Imran demonstrates our ambition to compete in the T20 format.

“We were keen to strengthen our squad with an experienced big-game player, who will also be able to help our talented youngsters and look forward to welcoming him to Emirates Riverside.

“He is one of the best leg spinners in the world and will bring a different dimension to our game.”

“I’m really excited to be heading to Durham for the Vitality Blast,” Tahir said. “I always enjoy playing in England and hope that my previous international and county experience can help make an impact.

Source: ESPN Crickinfo

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