Surrey sign South Africa spinner Imran Tahir ahead of T20 Blast

Surrey sign South Africa spinner Imran Tahir ahead of T20 Blast campaign

  • South Africa leg-spinner Imran Tahir is set to join his eighth English county
  • Well-travelled 40-year-old will now add Surrey to his lengthy CV
  • He was leading wicket-taker at this year’s IPL with 26 for Chennai Super Kings

South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has agreed a deal to join his eighth English county, signing for Surrey’s Vitality Blast campaign.

The well-travelled 40-year-old has previously represented Middlesex, Yorkshire, Hampshire, Warwickshire, Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire and Durham and will now add the Brown Caps to his lengthy CV.

Tahir was the leading wicket-taker at the recently-concluded Indian Premier League, taking 26 wickets for runners-up Chennai Super Kings.

South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has agreed a deal to join his eighth English county

South African leg-spinner Imran Tahir has agreed a deal to join his eighth English county

‘When I heard Alec Stewart (Surrey director of cricket) had asked after me, it was an easy decision,’ said Tahir.

‘Surrey are a massive club and it will be great if I can contribute to helping them win another trophy this summer at the Kia Oval.’

Stewart added: ‘Imran is a proven match-winner and his vast experience of international, county and franchise cricket will be a huge asset to us.’

The well-travelled 40-year-old wil play for Surrey in this year's T20 Blast competition

 The well-travelled 40-year-old wil play for Surrey in this year’s T20 Blast competition

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