Imran Tahir to retire from ODI cricket after this World Cup. Imran Tahir Pakistan-born player is currently playing cricket for South Africa (CSA) until 31 July, after which he will make himself available for T20 franchise cricket.
However, the 39-yr-old would really like to retain to don the Proteas blouse in T20 internationals ahead of the 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia but believes the time is right to allow younger spin talents to emerge within the 50-over format.
Imran Tahir selects to play for South Africa on 1 January 2011 and selected for the 2011 World Cup. On 15 June 2016, in a shape in opposition to the West Indies, Tahir became the first South African bowler to take seven wickets in an ODI, at the same time as additionally turning into the quickest South African to reach a hundred ODI wickets.
Tahir has an outstanding 156 wickets at 24. Fifty-six from 95 ODIs and he’s anticipated to be a key participant for South Africa. As they assignment for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“I actually have usually desired to play in the World Cup,” Tahir said. “It might be an awesome fulfillment for me to play for this tremendous crew. I actually have mutual know-how with Cricket South Africa and going ahead. I determined that I would end at the World Cup, this is why I am shrunk till then.
“After that, Cricket South Africa has allowed me to go and mess around the sector in various leagues. But I could also like to play T20 cricket for South Africa. I think I actually have the ability and can play a role in T20 cricket for South Africa. I am thankful for the possibility.
“I would like to play for so long as I can. H
“I also sense there are more than one good spinners within the united states of America who need the opportunity. We are combating for the identical spot, but trying to destiny. They will have more possibilities to play for South Africa.”
Tahir took three/26 towards Sri Lanka on Sunday as South Africa claimed an eight-wicket victory in the first ODI. The 2nd ODI takes the region in Centurion on Wednesday.