• Tahir finishes second best at CPL

    Proteas leg-spinner Imran Tahir finished the 2019 Caribbean Premier League as the second-highest wicket-taker on Saturday.

    Tahir was a late addition to the Warriors squad, after replacing Pakistan’s Shahdab Khan. The South African took 16 wickets across nine matches, including one in Saturday’s final against the Barbados Tridents.

    Tridents leg-spinner Hayden Walsh, who forsook ODI cricket with the United States of America for participation in the CPL, was the leading wicket-taker with 22 in nine matches.

    The Tridents, who were without the injured JP Duminy, won the final at the Brian Lara Stadium in Trinidad. Duminy was forced to retire hurt during Thursday’s victory over the Trinbago Knight Riders at the same venue.

    Former Proteas cricketers Hardus Viljoen and Colin Ingram represented the St Lucia Zouks at this year’s CPL. Fast bowler Vijoen took six wickets in seven fixtures – and contributed some valuable runs as a pinch-hitter in the Zouks’ middle-order. He, in fact, hit more runs than specialist batsmen Shakib Al Hasan, George Worker and others in as many innings.

    Ingram, meanwhile, has been drafted by the Welsh Fire for next year’s The Hundred – the England and Wales Cricket Board’s new limited-overs tournament. Former Proteas and India head coach Gary Kirsten will work with the Fire, too.

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