Imran Tahir has been one of the greatest spinners of thus generation. It is safe to call him one of the greatest spinners in limited- overs ever. Tahir will now be playing Big Bash League this season and is all set to play for Melbourne Renegades. The Melbourne Renegades have signed two international spinners, one being Imran Tahir and the other being Noor Ahmed. The signings fall on extreme ends of the age spectrum. The South African Tahir, who retired from international cricket following the 2019 World Cup, is 41, while Ahmad is just 15.


“Imran Tahir has excelled in the T20 format right across the world and he’ll provide another genuine wicket-taking threat,” Renegades coach Michael Klinger said. “We’ve [also] been tracking Noor Ahmad closely for more than a year now and although he’s in the early stages of his career, he’s an exciting prospect and he has a few tricks that’ll make life difficult for batsmen.” The Renegades still have another overseas spot vacant despite the return of Mohammad Nabi to their ranks, following the recent ruling that allows BBL clubs to field three foreign players in their XI. I’ve watched the Big Bash from afar [and] have admired how competitive it is,” he said. “I’m looking forward to joining my new Renegades team-mates and working hard with them to produce a successful season.” Said Imram Tahir.


Tahir is currently playing for the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in IPL 2020. He was recently given a chance to start in the playing XI and has played in 2 games in IPL 2020 so far. The addition of Tahir comes as a big boost to the Melbourne Renegades. They had won the BBL in the 2018-2019 and will hope to repeat their heroics this time around as well. The BBL begins on December 3, with the Renegades playing the Adelaide Strikers in the opening game of the season.

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