S.A. Tahir Bowler

Age: 36
Right-hand batsman
Left-arm medium bowler

S.A. Tahir made an underwhelming debut, replacing world-class specialist fast bowler K.M McNiven to score just 5 runs and take just 1 wicket. It's safe to say the club was unimpressed, and Tahir was dropped for the following match. Being the spunk that he is, he immediately went to the media to express his frustrations, which resulting in a reprimand from the manager and his subsequent suspension from the rest of Season 31. The club went on to win its first premiership, with Tahir's measley 5 runs and 1 wicket counting towards the contribution, but this only fuelled the bowler's embarassment.

Too slow with the ball to replace P.U. Heseltine or G. John and paling in comparison with the bat to M.O. Thompson, Tahir was left frustrated on the sidelines for the first half of Season 32. But the team was stuck near the bottom of the ladder and the team was in flux. He found himself in direct competition for opening spots in the team with up and comers J.R. Cocklin and I.M. Ashraf. When M.O. Thompson was transferred, J.R. Cocklin took his place on account of being better with the bat. But Tahir put up a fight for a spot with I.M. Ashraf, with both playing in some games. However, I.M. Ashraf was dropped whereas Tahir never looked back, largely on account of his sudden dynamic batting. Tahir put on a clinic in his first shot as a regular, playing 8 games and scoring 348 runs @ 49.71 and taking 34 wickets @ 34.82, and was one of the main reasons the club narrowly avoided relegation.

With many young players now regulars in the team, Tahir's confidence brought with it a cocky pride that swept through the team over the offseason, and the club started Season 33 with a bang, winning its first two games. Tahir went on to play 11 games, being dropped a couple of times for I.M. Ashraf. His flair with the bat was somewhat less flashy, but his ouput overall increased, scoring 442 runs @ 29.47 and taking 44 wickets @ 33.84, and by the end of the season his spot was cemented and I.M. Ashraf was stuck on the sidelines. The club went on to win the championship and Tahir's debut embarassment was ancient history.

The following season, Tahir's bowling benefitted from the consistency of a full season in the team, taking 56 wickets @ 35.18, but he was unable to stick around with the bat despite ample chances, scoring 378 runs @ 18.00. In no particular fault of his, the club finished the season in 7th and relegated to Tier 2. Despite being disappointed and eager to return to Tier 1, Tahir made a wimpering start to the season, taking 20 wickets @ 41.05 and scoring 171 runs @ 19.00 from the first 6 games, but the club was 1st and undefeated, in prime position for a promotion back to Tier 1.

Statistics

S.A. Tahir has more detailed statistics available.

Debut
13 Jul 2015 AXIX XI vs Sheikh's XI
Last match
07 Jul 2020 KING'S XI CHALLENGERS vs vizag super kings

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 5822547242.3360.0520321300
Career 12420053451917430.7447.2118849216601

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Season 5600301520/233/260.203.01120.00000
Career 124273991512938945/7108/938.893.3170.4315120
Debut
19 Jul 2016 Wabbits CC vs Anti-Inertia
Last match
18 Sep 2019 ODD DOWN DAREDEVILS vs Master Blasters CC

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Career 11192422120*24.8264.92215131000

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAvgEcoSR4w5w10w
Career 11185010513276/4162/732.843.4157.81200
Debut
12 Jan 2015 Sheikh's XI vs Anning Cricket Club
Last match
04 Jul 2020 KING'S XI CHALLENGERS vs vizag super kings

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 210303030.00111.110011000
Career 168314536*29.0076.72001011001

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 28492356/330.676.5728.0000
Career 168587121622/344.504.9853.6200
Debut
29 Dec 2014 Sheikh's XI vs BB Eleven
Last match
12 Jul 2020 vizag super kings vs Crazystars XI

Batting

MatInnNORunsHSAvgSR501004s6sCtStRO
Season 6424527*22.5095.740041100
Career 2421314917955721.8982.6410176977024

Bowling

MatBallsRunsWktsBBIAvgEcoSR4w5w
Season 6330272410/268.004.9582.5000
Career 242122121091728921/637.785.3642.2674

Recent matches

Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Competition Date
44/0 vizag super kings v Crazystars XI One day (50 over) 12 Jul 2020
2*, 55/0, 36, 20/2, 1c vizag super kings v KING'S XI CHALLENGERS First class 07 Jul 2020
56/3 vizag super kings v KING'S XI CHALLENGERS Friendly (50 over) 04 Jul 2020
1/0, 3, 32/2 vizag super kings v Crazystars XI First class 30 Jun 2020
49/0, 27* vizag super kings v PAKISTAN X1 One day (50 over) 28 Jun 2020
31, 63/1, 72, 25/0, 1c vizag super kings v THE FIRE First class 23 Jun 2020
43/0, 12 vizag super kings v KING'S XI CHALLENGERS One day (50 over) 21 Jun 2020
36/0, 30 vizag super kings v THE FIRE Friendly (50 over) 20 Jun 2020
6*, 10/2, 1c Pitch Smashers v Katich CC One day (50 over) 10 May 2020
65, 6, 49/0 Pitch Smashers v Red Raiders First class 05 May 2020