• Tahir almost topping T20 Blast table

    Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir’s rich vein of form in the T20 Blast in the United Kingdom continued on Tuesday.

    Tahir delivered telling figures of 4-25 in Surrey’s victory over Somerset at The Oval in London. Australian opening batsman Aaron Finch, meanwhile, struck a brisk century in the six-wicket win.

    Tahir is currently the tournament’s joint second-highest wicket-taker with 19 in 12 fixtures, alongside Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson. Derbyshire and former West Indies seamer Ravi Rampaul is in first position with 21 wickets.

    The 40-year-old Tahir, who has retired from ODI cricket but remains available for T20I selection, will shortly be joined by Proteas captain Faf du Plessis in the T20 Blast.

    Du Plessis, who recently played for the Edmonton Royals in the Global T20 Canada, has been recruited by Kent. South African all-rounder Wiaan Mulder also plays for Kent.

    ‘I really look forward to joining up with Kent for the last part of the Blast. I will do my best to contribute to the already successful team and hopefully help them to lift a trophy,’ said Du Plessis.

    ‘I’ve played with some of the squad members in the past and look forward to joining up with all the guys again.’

    Former Proteas captain AB de Villiers is part of Middlesex’s ongoing T20 Blast campaign.

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