Home > News >

Imran Tahir is crucial part of South African set-up, says Faf du Plessis

Imran-Tahir-looks-on-during-a-South-African-nets-session-at-The-Gabba-on-Nove
Imran Tahir has a better record in ODIs than Test’s for South Africa © Getty Images

Johannesburg:  Mar 12, 2014

South African Twenty20 captain Faf du Plessis has hailed his teammate Imran Tahir, saying that the spinner is as crucial to the team’s bowling attack as pace sensation Dale Steyn.

Pakistan-born Tahir has enjoyed a far more successful limited-overs career with South Africa than in Test cricket, taking seven wickets in his six T20s at an economy rate of 5.19 since his debut a little over seven months ago.

According to Sport24, ahead of South Africa’s clash against Australia in Durban on Wednesday, Du Plessis said that Tahir is very important to the team as he is as big a strike bowler as Steyn to the team, which faced a washed-out opening match in Port Elizabeth.

Stating that the success of Imran Tahir in the T20 World Cup is going to determine how well they do, Du Plessis also said that Tahir plays well in sub-continent conditions and can be a game changer, adding that the spinner is a wicket-taker and never keeps down the run-rate.

Tahir’s ODI statistics are just as impressive with 26 wickets in 13 games.

The three-match series moves to Centurion after Wednesday’s game, before South Africa head to the global spectacle where they are scheduled to open their account against in Chittagong on March 22, the report added.

India tour of England 2014

Aug 30, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Nottingham

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 30, 2014 (10:00 IST)   at Dambulla

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 31, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

India tour of England 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (15:00 IST)   at Birmingham

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Sep 2, 2014 (13:00 IST)   at Harare

More

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 29, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 61 runs

Zimbabwe Triangular Series, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Harare

South Africa won by 7 wkts

Bangladesh Tour of West Indies, 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Basseterre, St Kitts

No result

India tour of England 2014

Aug 27, 2014  at Cardiff

India won by 133 runs

Pakistan tour of Sri Lanka, 2014

Aug 26, 2014  at Hambantota

Sri Lanka won by 77 runs

Photos

Aaron Finch's record 156 vs England in T20I

Videos

Alastair Cook looks ahead to 3rd ODI at Nottingham

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, Live Cricket Score 3rd ODI at Dambulla: Pakistan win toss, elect to bat

England, take ODIs seriously if you want to win

Hiralal Gaekwad: the southpaw who lost out to Vinoo Mankad

Lord Ganesha XI: Eleven cricketers who were named after the elephant God

Suresh Raina’s new avatar on India’s tour of England 2014

Australia Australia and South Africa in Zimbabwe 2014 England England vs India England vs India 2014 India India tour of England 2014 India vs England India vs England 2014 Pakistan South Africa Sri Lanka Sri Lanka vs Pakistan Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 2014 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Triangular Series 2014

Live Streaming: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI at Dambulla

Live Scorecard: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd ODI at Dambulla

Live Cricket Score: Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd ODI at Dambulla

Suresh Raina feels Murali Vijay, Sanju Samson, and Ambati Rayudu are options to open

Rajinikanth finds a fan in Ross Taylor!

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Key Battles

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: England’s likely XI

Arthur Fielder — and the Bowlers, and Stumpers

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd ODI at Dambulla: Pakistan’s likely XI

Sri Lanka vs Pakistan 3rd ODI at Dambulla: Sri Lanka’s likely XI

Fan of the Day

Niharika Shah

Niharika Shah

666 Posts | 6 Fans

12 runs in one ball

Rani Mukerji: Would like to do a show like Oprah Winfrey

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: England’s likely XI

Apple iPhone 6 photos with full casing leaked ahead of September 9 launch

What is the Ebola virus disease survival rate?

Apple iWatch won’t ship until next year: Report

India vs England 3rd ODI at Trent Bridge: Key Battles

Vladimir Putin, Petro Poroshenko agree on aid delivery to Ukraine by railway

NGOs pursue education for all

Watch Stephen Hawkins endorse the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here