Proteas veteran Imran Tahir to play in Aussie Big Bash League

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Proteas pinner Imran Tahir will be taking art in the 2020/21 Big Bash League after joining the Melbourne Renegades

The 41-year-old will only be available for matches after Christmas, which is good news for South Africa given that they have a limited overs series against England over November and December where Tahir is expected to be part of the T20 squad. 

The Renegades have also signed Afghanistan teenage spinner Noor Ahmad, who will be available before Tahir arrives. 

"Imran Tahir has excelled in the T20 format right across the world and he’ll provide another genuine wicket-taking threat," Renegades Coach Michael Klinger said.

Tahir is currently with the Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League and was the competition’s leading wicket taker last year.

"I’ve watched the Big Bash from afar have admired how competitive it is," Tahir said.

"I’m looking forward to joining my new Renegades teammates and working hard with them to produce a successful season."

The Big Bash gets underway on December 3.

- Compiled by Sport24 staff

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