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 presently reduced in size to Cricket South Africa (CSA) until 31 July, and then he will make himself to be had for T20 franchise cricket.
However, the 39-12 months-antique would love to continue to don the Proteas blouse in T20 internationals ahead of the 2020 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia, however, believes the time is proper to allow younger spin capabilities to emerge inside the 50-over layout.
Tahir certified to play for South Africa on 1 January 2011 and became decided on for the 2011 World Cup. On 15 June 2016, in a match against the West Indies, Tahir became the primary South African bowler to take seven wickets in an ODI, while also becoming the fastest South African to attain a hundred ODI wickets.
Tahir has a brilliant 156 wickets at 24. Fifty-six from ninety-five ODIs and he’s expected to be a key participant for South Africa as they challenge for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
“I have usually desired to play in the World Cup,” Tahir stated. “It might be an outstanding success for me to play for this excellent crew. I have a mutual understanding with Cricket South Africa and going forward I decided that I could end on the World Cup, this is why I am shriveled until then.
“After that, Cricket South Africa has allowed me to move and mess around the arena in different leagues, but I might additionally like to play T20 cricket for South Africa. I assume I have the capacity and might perform a function in T20 cricket for South Africa. I am grateful for the opportunity.
“I would like to play for so long as I can, but there is a degree in your life in which you have to make significant decisions. This is one of those large choices; it is genuinely the biggest decision of my lifestyles.
“I also sense there are a couple of correct spinners in the united states of America who need the opportunity. We are fighting for the same spot, however trying to the future, they’ll have more possibilities to play for South Africa.”
Tahir took 3/26 towards Sri Lanka on Sunday as South Africa claimed an 8-wicket victory in the first ODI. The second ODI takes place in Centurion on Wednesday.