Tahir released from Proteas squad for T20 series

2018-10-10 13:07
Imran Tahir (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Proteas spinner Imran Tahir has been released from the squad for the final two T20s against Zimbabwe this week. 

Tahir, named man-of-the-series for the recently-completed three-match ODI series, was in devastating form on Tuesday in the opening T20I in East London. 

South Africa won the match by 34 runs, with Tahir taking figures of 5/23 from his four overs. 

The decision was taken on Wednesday, however, to release Tahir from the squad as the Proteas look to give other players an opportunity. 

Tahir remains the first-choice spinner for next year's World Cup in England, but the selectors have seen enough over the past few weeks and can now look to give others a run in the final two T20s against Zimbabwe. 

He will not be replaced in the squad.

The second T20 is in Potchefstroom on Friday while the third and final match takes place in Benoni on Sunday.

Read more on:    proteas  |  imran tahir  |  cricket


Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Wednesday, 19 December 2018
South Africa Invitation XI v Pakistan, Benoni 10:00
Wednesday, 26 December 2018
South Africa v Pakistan, Centurion 10:00
Thursday, 03 January 2019
South Africa v Pakistan, , Cape Town 10:30
Previous Results

Date Match Result

The 12-month ban handed down to Steve Smith and David Warner and the 9-month sanction for Cameron Bancroft for their ball-tampering roles, is ...

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...


The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.