Hants to sign Imran Tahir for Championship run-in

IMRAN TAHIR

IMRAN TAHIR

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Hampshire are set to bring Imran Tahir back to the Ageas Bowl for the last two LV County Championship matches of the season.

The South African international is currently playing in an ODI series against Zimbabwe alongside Kyle Abbott, who he will replace as Hampshire's overseas player for the Championship matches against Kent at The Ageas Bowl and Glamorgan in Cardiff.

Tahir, who took 124 wickets at 25.24 in 27 first division matches for Hampshire from 2008-11, including 7-66 on debut against Lancashire at Old Trafford, will make his division two debut when Kent visit West End on September 15.

Director of cricket Giles White said: "We're keent to bring Immy back, there are couple of things to sort out including his visa, but he's very fond of the club and is looking forward to returning.

"He's a matchwinner, especially at this time of year."

Tahir, 35, has made all 15 of his Test appearances since he last played for Hampshire (taking 40 wickets at 47.17). He also has 18 ODI and 12 T20 caps.

Hampshire will play their next Championship match, at home to Leicestershire on August 31, without an overseas player.

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9:47am Wed 20 Aug 14

sallyrdn says...

Ageas bowl seems to have a revolving door this year. Is that good for team building-not sure!
Ageas bowl seems to have a revolving door this year. Is that good for team building-not sure! sallyrdn
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1:00pm Wed 20 Aug 14

Red_Rock says...

sallyrdn wrote:
Ageas bowl seems to have a revolving door this year. Is that good for team building-not sure!
It probably depends on who goes out of the door at the end of the season!
[quote][p][bold]sallyrdn[/bold] wrote: Ageas bowl seems to have a revolving door this year. Is that good for team building-not sure![/p][/quote]It probably depends on who goes out of the door at the end of the season! Red_Rock
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1:38pm Wed 20 Aug 14

jazzy54zz says...

Poor show, so that means we bring in this mercenary for 2 games with the hope that we go up but drop someone who's been playing all season and helped get us into 2nd position, not good for team moral !!
Poor show, so that means we bring in this mercenary for 2 games with the hope that we go up but drop someone who's been playing all season and helped get us into 2nd position, not good for team moral !! jazzy54zz
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2:32pm Wed 20 Aug 14

realistic-usa says...

One gets a strong impression that there is no effective forward planning or coherent policy. Make it up as we go along seems to be the way management run the club. That and garbled rambling interviews.

Not a very professional image.
One gets a strong impression that there is no effective forward planning or coherent policy. Make it up as we go along seems to be the way management run the club. That and garbled rambling interviews. Not a very professional image. realistic-usa
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5:17pm Wed 20 Aug 14

sallyrdn says...

Red_Rock wrote:
sallyrdn wrote:
Ageas bowl seems to have a revolving door this year. Is that good for team building-not sure!
It probably depends on who goes out of the door at the end of the season!
To true I can think of a couple of candidates.
[quote][p][bold]Red_Rock[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sallyrdn[/bold] wrote: Ageas bowl seems to have a revolving door this year. Is that good for team building-not sure![/p][/quote]It probably depends on who goes out of the door at the end of the season![/p][/quote]To true I can think of a couple of candidates. sallyrdn
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