Xtra Time Web Desk: Chennai Super Kings (CSK) veteran leg spinner Imran Tahir has signed for English county side Surrey. The 40 year old Tahir will take part in Vitality Blast which is the domestic T20 league of England. The purple cap holder of the recently concluded Indian Premier League will be gthe second overseas cricketer for the county after Australian ODI captain Aaron Finch.
The veteran spinner has been named in the Proteas squad for the upcoming World Cup and will join up with the Surrey squad following the completion of his nation’s involvement in the World Cup before the Club’s opening match at Essex on Friday 19th July.
The South African was the standout bowler in this year’s Indian Premier League; taking 26 wickets, the most in the competition, as his Chennai Super Kings ended runners-up.
Tahir has extensive experience in T20 cricket around the world having also played in the Pakistan Super League, Caribbean Premier League, Mzansi Super League & Bangladesh Premier League as well as six previous campaigns in the English domestic tournament.
Upon signing for Surrey, Tahir said: “I’m always looking for new and exciting opportunities. That’s how I see the chance to play with one of the most talented playing groups in county cricket.”
Surrey Director of Cricket Alec Stewart said: “Imran is a proven match winner and with his vast experience of international, county and franchise cricket will be a huge asset to us.”