Imran Tahir replaces Ambati Rayudu in Texas Super Kings squad

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Leg-spinner Imran Tahir has joined the Texas Super Kings for this month’s inaugural edition of Major League Cricket.

The 44-year-old Tahir has replaced Indian batsman Ambati Rayudu, who has withdrawn from the Super Kings’ squad.

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He will be team-mates with fellow South Africans David Miller, Gerald Coetzee and others at Texas.

Tahir played 20 Tests, 107 ODIs and 38 T20Is for the Proteas from 2011 to 2019. He has played in several domestic T20 leagues around the world, including the Indian Premier League, Caribbean Premier League, Pakistan Super League, Australia’s Big Bash Legaue and more.

The opening season of Major League Cricket is scheduled to start on 13 July 2023. It will comprise six teams.

The International Cricket Council have not given the tournament official T20 status. Like the United Arab Emirates, which stages the International League T20, the USA is not a full member nation of the ICC.

South Africans in Major League (MLC)

Several other current and former Proteas – and franchise and provincial cricketers from South Africa – are involved in the first season of MLC.

Los Angeles Knight Riders

  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Corne Dry
  • Shadley Van Schalkwyk

MI New York

  • Dewald Brevis
  • David Wiese
  • Kagiso Rabada

San Francisco Unicorns

  • Lungi Ndigi
  • Carmi le Roux
  • David White

Seattle Orcas

  • Quinton de Kock
  • Wayne Parnell
  • Matthew Tromp
  • Dwayne Pretorius
  • Heinrich Klaasen

Texas Super Kings

  • Imran Tahir
  • David Miller
  • Gerald Coetzee
  • Rusty Theron
  • Calvin Savage
  • Faf du Plessis
  • Cody Chetty

Washington Freedom

  • Anrich Nortje
  • Marco Jansen
  • Andries Gous
  • Obus Pienaar
  • Dane Piedt
  • Justin Dill

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