IPL 2017: Rising Pune Supergiants sign Imran Tahir as replacement for injured Mitchell Marsh

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Imran Tahir

World No.1 bowler in ODI’s and T20I’s, Imran Tahir, has been roped in to replace the injured Mitchell Marsh by the Rising Pune Supergiant (RPS) for the upcoming edition of the IPL. Tahir was unsold in the auctions that took place last month.

Marsh had been ruled out of the ongoing Test series between India and Australia owing to a shoulder injury, prompting the franchise to bring in the South African leg-spinner.

“Imran Tahir who was unsold in the 2017 VIVO IPL Player Auction is from the registered available player pool list (RAPP list). As per the player regulations, RPS is allowed the replacement player from the RAPP list,” stated a BCCI media release on Thursday (March 23).

The 37-year old has taken 54 wickets in 31 T20I’s and was a part of the Delhi Daredevils side until last season. In 2015, Tahir was the highest wicket-taker for Delhi, joint with Nathan Coulter-Nile. He has picked a total of 29 wickets in 20 IPL games.