Imran Tahir to stop ODI cricket after World Cup
South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir will step down from ODI cricket after the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019. The Pakistan-born twirler is currently shriveled to Cricket South Africa (CSA) until 31 July, after which he’s going to make himself available for T20 franchise cricket. However, the 39-year-antique would like to keep to don the Proteas shirt in T20 internationals ahead of the 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia, but believes the time is right to allow more youthful spin competencies to emerge in the 50-over format. Tahir qualified to play for South Africa on 1 January 2011 and become selected for the 2011 World Cup. On 15 June 2016, in a fit against the West Indies, Tahir have become the first South African bowler to take seven wickets in an ODI, at the same time as also becoming the quickest South African to reach 100 ODI wickets.
Tahir has an first-rate 156 wickets at 24.Fifty six from ninety five ODIs and he’s expected to be a key player for South Africa as they venture for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. “I even have constantly wanted to play in the World Cup,” Tahir stated. “It could be a terrific achievement for me to play for this incredible crew. I have a mutual understanding with Cricket South Africa and going ahead I decided that I would end at the World Cup, this is why I am shriveled until then. “After that, Cricket South Africa has allowed me to head and play around the arena in various leagues however I could additionally love to play T20 cricket for South Africa. I assume I have the ability and can play a function in T20 cricket for South Africa. I am grateful for the possibility.
“I would like to play for as long as I can, but there’s a level in your existence in which you need to make big decisions. This is one of those large decisions, it is really the biggest decision of my life. “I also experience there are more than one good spinners within the usa who need the possibility. We are fighting for the same spot, but looking to the future, they’ll have greater possibilities to play for South Africa.” Tahir took 3/26 in opposition to Sri Lanka on Sunday as South Africa claimed an 8-wicket victory within the first ODI. The 2nd ODI takes area in Centurion on Wednesday.